Practical ideas to help you reduce costs, while protecting soil and water.
Profit from a good environment
In farming, what’s good for business can also be good for the environment. Best Farming Practices features over 250 tips on how to profit from doing the right thing environmentally.
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Best Farming Practices explains how wise stewardship of resources such as soil, nutrients, water and energy can help you cut costs while maintaining or improving productivity.
It contains 15 case studies of farmers across England and Wales – from Pembrokeshire to Norfolk and from the Devon hills to the Yorkshire moors. Their stories show how a variety of farm enterprises can reap environmental and economic benefits from a range of simple, low-cost actions.
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One of those featured is Philip Chamberlain, an Oxfordshire arable farmer who describes how his crops benefit from regular applications of sewage sludge, pig manure and composted green waste.
From an environmental perspective his use of organic matter and crop rotations is helping to minimise pollution while enhancing wildlife habitats and the landscape. From an economic perspective he is saving £60,000 a year in fertiliser costs by accounting for all organic nutrient inputs and aiming to supply all his crops’ phosphate and potash requirements from organic sources.
Best Farming Practices is full of down-to-earth advice which we hope will provide food for thought and inspiration for action.
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