River flowing through forest © Rose Tabberer© Rose Tabberer
All farmers in England will need to follow a new set of ‘Farming Rules for Water’ from April 2018. Farm consultant Phil Cooper, a member of the Farm Consultancy Group, sums up the basics. 1. All manure and fertiliser applications must be planned in advance to meet soil and crop nutrient needs. Planning must take into account where there is significant risk of pollution and the results of soil testing. Testing every five years will become compulsory, but this requirement […]