water management

  1. Agriland RSS

    Management of farm run-off improved under scheme

    Written by Megan O'Brien from Agriland Measures introduced to improve the control of farm run-off, which were trialled under the Source to Tap Scheme, have resulted in less MCPA herbicide in source drinking water rivers. The success of the measures introduced to improve water quality in the...
  2. Defra Farming

    Farming Investment Fund: a new grant

    Farming Investment Fund: a new grant Written by Gordon Jones Credit: Alison Day In November, we launched the Farming Investment Fund. It included the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund and the Water Management theme of the Farming Transformation Fund. An Improving Farm Productivity...
  3. Agriland RSS

    FAO: Agriculture is key to lasting peace and security

    Written by Stella Meehan from Agriland The head of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has called for greater funding for agriculture to ensure there is available and accessible food in crisis situations. FAO Director-General, QU Dongyu told a UN Security Council...
  4. Farm Xport

    Farm drainage webinar

    Hi all, I'm posting to let you know that we're hosting a farm drainage webinar with a local drainage contractor and a specialist from Soil-Max. We'll be discussing common drainage issues for farmers in the UK and a deep dive into how the Soil-Max could be a solution for some. Here is the...
  5. Farm Xport

    Soil-Max Drainage Ploughs at Cereals (Affordable DIY farm drainage)

    Farm Xport will be showcasing the Soil-Max ZD1600 drainage plough at Cereals. We'll be at booth 506 so be sure to stop by and say hello. We'll also be hosting a demonstration afterward on Friday, June 10th at a farm outside of Cambridge. If you're planning to come to Cereals and stop by, be...
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    When does a ditch become a watercourse!?

    Planners are arguing that every ditch is a water course here but don’t seem to make it very clear as to what’s what. When does one become the other and vice versa. I always assumed a ditch carried winter water but was dry in the summer and a watercourse was an all year round course for...
  7. Agriland RSS

    UN: Groundwater mismanagement could threaten food security

    Written by Megan O'Brien from Agriland The vital role of groundwater and the need to manage it sustainably can no longer be overlooked, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations annual World Water Development Report (WWDR). The report entitled 'Groundwater...
  8. Agriland RSS

    UN: Groundwater mismanagement could threaten food security

    Written by Megan O'Brien from Agriland The vital role of groundwater and the need to manage it sustainably can no longer be overlooked, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations annual World Water Development Report (WWDR). The report entitled 'Groundwater...
  9. Agrovista News

    Fine-tune root crop irrigation to optimise performance

    Fine-tune root crop irrigation to optimise performance As the season remains unpredictable for many, root crop growers are encouraged to fine-tune irrigation programmes by utilising available technologies that optimise performance. Primarily grown on lighter land with limited moisture-holding...
  10. Agrovista News

    Fine-tune root crop irrigation to optimise performance

    Fine-tune root crop irrigation to optimise performance As the season remains unpredictable for many, root crop growers are encouraged to fine-tune irrigation programmes by utilising available technologies that optimise performance. Primarily grown on lighter land with limited moisture-holding...
  11. Agrovista News

    Fine-tune root crop irrigation to optimise performance

    Fine-tune root crop irrigation to optimise performance As the season remains unpredictable for many, root crop growers are encouraged to fine-tune irrigation programmes by utilising available technologies that optimise performance. Primarily grown on lighter land with limited moisture-holding...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Low Carbon Agriculture show announces its headline speakers

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Industry heavyweight speakers will discuss new environmental policy on UK farms, as well as opportunities such as carbon farming, and advances in renewable energy at Low Carbon Agriculture show this March 8 and March 9, at the NAEC, Stoneleigh, cutting...
  13. Agriland RSS

    Machinery Focus: To plough or not plough?

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland 10 years ago, researchers at Harper Adams University in Shropshire in the UK set out on a long-term project to question the effects of machinery traffic and cultivation techniques, such as a plough, on the soil. A decade later, some concrete results are...
  14. Janet Hughes Defra

    Farming Investment Fund - robotics and slurry - open for applications

    Good afternoon all Just to let you know that we've opened another round of the Farming Investment Fund https://defrafarming.blog.gov.uk/2022/01/19/improving-farm-productivity-grants-open-for-applications/… This one is mainly focused on robotics and slurry equipment. It follows the water round...
  15. Defra Farming

    Improving Farm Productivity grants: open for applications

    Improving Farm Productivity grants: open for applications Written by Gordon Jones At the end of last year, we published a manual on the Improving Farm Productivity grant, which is part of the Farming Transformation Fund. The manual explains what the Improving Farm Productivity grant is...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Major new study shows role beavers could play in restoring Scotland’s rivers

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Beavers could make an important contribution to improving the condition of Scotland’s rivers, including helping to improve water quality and limiting the effects of drought. The positive role they can play in water resource management, as well as in...
  17. Janet Hughes Defra

    New information about local nature recovery and landscape recovery

    Morning all and happy new year. Further to the information we published about the Sustainable Farming Incentive in December (see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-how-the-scheme-will-work-in-2022), today we're publishing information about the 2 other new...
  18. Direct Driller Magazine

    Using yield monitor data and satellite imagery to inform precision management

    With so much data captured on farm, making it useful can be like unlocking Pandora’s box. Researchers from Rothamsted Research – Kirsty Hassall, Alice Milne and Andy Whitmore – share how yield and satellite data can help with precision management in potato crops. Modern technology allows...
  19. Direct Driller Magazine

    Agronomist in Focus - Dick Neale from Hutchinsons

    Catch and cover crop choices play significant part in positive transition to Sustainable Farming Initiative When any new technique is employed its initial benchmark for success is a measure of the financial return it provides over the technique it replaces or enhances. In that respect cover...
  20. Direct Driller Magazine

    Comparing infiltration rates in soils managed with conventional and alternative farming methods

    Comparing infiltration rates in soils managed with conventional and alternative farming methods: A meta-analysis Written by Andrea D. Basche and Marcia S. DeLonge, published: September 19, 2019. Republished under original Copyright. Introduction There is a need to develop more resilient...
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