Catchment Sensitive Farming can help you
- Reduce sediment and soil phosphate loss from agriculture by encouraging better soil husbandry and enhanced livestock management to improve water quality in the whole catchment.
- Improve manure management and integration of the timing and spreading of manures with fertiliser inputs to reduce nutrients entering watercourses and aquifers to help achieve Water Framework Directive Good Ecological Status and protect potable water supplies.
- Reduce the impact of livestock grazing alongside streams and rivers that can cause sediment loss and to reduce the risk of faecal indicator organisms (FIOs) reaching water courses.
- Reduce connectivity between land and surface water by encouraging track works, clean and dirty water separation, ensuring manure storage efficiency and yard infrastructure improvements to reduce sediment and nutrient run-off.
- Raise awareness of pesticide failures within the surface water safeguarding zone and to encourage efficient pesticide planning and management alongside supporting investment in farm infrastructure to minimise the risks from pesticide use.