pollution

  1. TFF

    Fertiliser use could be Reduced

    Analysis of 30 long running farm experiments in Europe and Africa has shown that the high crop yields usually obtained using man-made fertilisers can instead be achieved through a combination of more environmentally friendly practices. Using an approach more common in assessing drug trials...
  2. Agriland RSS

    Mechanically extracting phosphorous from animal slurries

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) research is looking at the feasibility of physically extracting phosphorous (P) from animal slurries. The work is ongoing at AFBI Hillsborough in Co. Down. Four of the scientists involved in these projects –...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Rothamsted to research new low-carbon, environmentally-friendly food

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Rothamsted Research is a major partner in a new £13 million programme to produce low-carbon, environmentally-friendly food. AgZero+ will bring together researchers and farmers to test ideas – not just in a laboratory or a few fields – but across whole...
  4. le bon paysan

    Charter Cities

    This is interesting, Bloomberg have a fair few articles along the same lines. https://medium.com/@cormack.lawson/charter-cities-the-real-reason-for-brexit-and-the-bigger-picture-4de80dbb69fb
  5. cb387

    BBC to review Country file “impartiality” ha ha

    BBC takes stock of Countryfile amid complaints about impartiality Show faces accusations of pro-Remainer bias and has received criticism over its coverage of issues including hunting and the environment ByAnita Singh, ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR1 July 2022 • 8:02pm The review of...
  6. Agriland RSS

    Somerset farmer fined second time for polluting River Frome

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland A Somerset farmer has been fined for causing unpermitted discharge of slurry into the River Frome, after he pleaded guilty at North Somerset Magistrates Court on Tuesday (June 28). Michael Aylesbury, director of Cross Keys Farms Ltd., has been ordered...
  7. Janet Hughes Defra

    Sustainable Farming Incentive is open for applications

    Good afternoon all, I wanted to let you know that we've opened the Sustainable Farming Incentive for applications today. You can find a summary of what's available in this initial rollout here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/a-summary-of-the-sfi-in-2022 - we'll be expanding the scheme to cover...
  8. GOV.UK RSS

    UK escalates support for global marine environment at UN Ocean Conference

    UK escalates support for global marine environment at UN Ocean Conference Written by Defra Press Office New initiatives announced by the UK Government at the UN Ocean Conference this week to progress our mission to protect at least 30% of the global ocean by 2030 have received coverage in...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Research: Fertiliser use could be reduced with nature-based farming

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland An extensive series of international crop trials has confirmed that fertiliser use could be reduced with nature-based farming systems. Analysis of 30 long-running farm experiments in Europe and Africa has shown that the high crop yields usually...
  10. Agriland RSS

    Dairy Crest fined £1.5m for environmental offences

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The environmental performance of Dairy Crest Limited, now known as Saputo Dairy UK, has been “unacceptable for too long and needs to significantly improve”, said the Environment Agency. Dairy Crest Limited, owned by Saputo Dairy UK, and its management...
  11. GOV.UK RSS

    Government Action on Water Quality

    Government Action on Water Quality Written by Defra Press Office Today (Saturday 25 June) the Telegraph has published an opinion piece on the importance of water quality to public health, written by: Chief Medical Officer, Professor Sir Chris Whitty; Chair of the Environment Agency, Emma...
  12. Jackov Altraids

    It's not a cost of living crisis, it's the solution to the climate crisis

    I thought it was almost universally accepted that we face a climate crisis. The only way to address this is to wean ourselves off fossil fuels and spend more money on sustainably produced food rather 'stuff' that wastes resources. There now seems to be a universal call to stop the best way of...
  13. Red Fred

    Flystrike in olden times

    We have seen a lot of flystrike this year, and I came across a post on social media asking how they used to treat flystrike in pre-crovect days. Several posters suggested that 19th century shepherds carried copper coins which they rubbed on affected sheep and this somehow discouraged flies...
  14. GOV.UK RSS

    Inaccurate coverage on the Farming Rules for Water

    Inaccurate coverage on the Farming Rules for Water Written by Defra Press Office A recent article in the Guardian (20 June) wrongly claims that the Defra Guidance to the Farming Rules for Water would have allowed farmers to spread manures and slurry on land in a way that would overload it with...
  15. D

    new slurry store best design

    we are looking for a complete setup for a farm milking around 300 + 150 followers. not ideally suited to a lagoon. metal tower, these are showing signs of rotting at 25 years which is long but could ideally last longer concrete circular type tower? or a silage clamp type design with steel...
  16. L

    Red tractor

    Is the thread aware as of next April (if the market in fertilisers has stabilised) Red tractor in conjunction with defra will have a rule stating Unprotected urea in solid forum will only be allowed between Jan 15th and March 31st The rest of the growing year protected urea or inhibited urea...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down. Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two...
  18. The Guardian RSS

    Government retracts ‘unlawful’ pollution guidance for England’s farms

    Government retracts ‘unlawful’ pollution guidance for England’s farms Written by Rachel Salvidge from the Guardian Advice that allowed farmers to spread manures in a way that risked polluting waters has been changed by Defra Guidance that would have allowed farmers to spread manures and...
  19. CPM RSS

    Green Horizons – A circular approach tells its own story

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Livestock underpin some of the most sustainable arable systems in the country. CPM travels to the furthest reaches of Scotland and Wales to find out how two very contrasting systems fit in. We aim for a circular system in which the arable...
  20. GOV.UK RSS

    Minister Churchill visits air quality monitoring site to support Clean Air Day

    Minister Churchill visits air quality monitoring site to support Clean Air Day Written by Defra Press Office Clean Air Day is the UK’s largest air pollution campaign aiming to promote a shift in air quality awareness and to showcase that a future with cleaner air is both possible and...
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