Soil and Water
Soil and water are farmers’ fundamental key tools and precious resources to be used with care and to be protected. Protecting them both for future generations and security of supply is very important.
This section has been divided into three categories: Soil, Water Supply & Resource Management and Water Protection
The ‘Code of Good Agricultural Practice (COGAP) for farmers, growers and land managers, Protecting our Water, Soil and Air’, published by Defra provides a comprehensive overview of key issues and concise guidance.
Code of Good Agricultural Practice
Farm Water Supply Leaflet - MAFF (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) Leaflet Published 1971 - Some of the standards have been superseded but the principles still apply
DairyCo has revised its booklet 'Effective Use of Water on Dairy Farms' which details the options available to help you evaluate how efficiently you are using the water on your farm, and points out ways you could save costs and maximise water efficiency. To download a copy click here.
Simply Sustainable Water brief from LEAF - click here to download