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With a high importance placed on Scotland’s water quality, how we manage land is key to protecting and improving our water resources.

Reducing diffuse pollution risks can benefit your business in a number of ways, for example making better use of nutrients in slurry and manure or an improvement in livestock health through River and river bankcleaner drinking water supplies.

It can also help you to stay on the right side of the Regulations and protect farm payments, whilst protecting surrounding water quality.


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    Soils, drainage & grassland, Shetland – Event summary

    Grass has a key role in sustaining ruminant livestock production The day consisted of a mix of outdoor practical sessions, indoor presentations and discussions aiming to help farmers understand how…

    Soil Management & River Dee Priority Catchment Update: Event summary

    This was an interactive workshop looking at soil management and the River Dee Priority Catchment results. The day started with Pete Wright from SEPA explaining the findings found on farm…

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    Pumps and Troughs: What are the alternatives to waterings? – Event Summary

    This event was held near Fyvie & focussed on what the alternatives were to  traditional  waterings- which can lead to diffuse pollution from contamination to soil erosion from poaching. The Firm…

    Wull Dryburgh explaining the problems of poaching at the Drymen Priority Catchment event

    Forth Priority Catchment Area: Doune – Event Summary

    Diffuse Pollution Priority Catchment information meeting for those in the Doune area The aim of the meeting was to raise awareness of the forthcoming priority catchment which is to come…

    River Don Priority Catchment Walk – Event summary

    The River Don Priority Catchment meeting was a farm walk carried out at SRUC’s Tulloch Farm at Craibstone, near Aberdeen. Pete Wright, SEPA catchment co-ordinator, provided an update on the…

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    Events

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    Farming & Water Scotland – Aberdeen Christmas Classic

    We are going to be at a number of agricultural shows and events this year. Visit the Farming and Water Scotland stand to hear how other farmers have reduced diffuse…

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    Farming & Water Scotland – AgriScot

    We are going to be at a number of agricultural shows and events this year. Visit the Farming and Water Scotland stand to hear how other farmers have reduced diffuse…

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    Farming & Water Scotland – LiveScot

    We are going to be at a number of agricultural shows and events this year. Visit the Farming and Water Scotland stand to hear how other farmers have reduced diffuse…

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    Farming & Water Scotland – Scottish Smallholder Festival, Forfar

    We are going to be at a number of agricultural shows and events this year. Visit the Farming and Water Scotland stand to hear how other farmers have reduced diffuse…

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    Farming & Water Scotland – Lairg Crofters Show

    We are going to be at a number of agricultural shows and events this year. Visit the Farming and Water Scotland stand to hear how other farmers have reduced diffuse…

    Venues: The Show Field Event Tags: North Topics: Water resource management
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    Publications

    TN699: Agricultural use of biosolids composts anaerobic digestates and other industrial organic fertilisers

    TN699: Agricultural use of biosolids composts anaerobic digestates and other industrial organic fertilisers

    Practical Guide: Improving water margins for biodiversity and multiple benefits – Livestock farms

    Practical Guide: Improving Water Margins for biodiversity and Multiple benefits – Livestock farms

    Practical Guide: Improving water margins for biodiversity and multiple benefits – Arable farms

    Practical Guide: Improving Water Margins for biodiversity and Multiple benefits – Arable farms  

    TN688: Management and Conservation for Farmland Waders

      Summary: Although they are still relatively widespread and common, farmland waders are among the highest conservation priorities in Scotland. This is because four out of the five species have…

    Technical note (TN665): Alternative watering for field grazed livestock I – abstraction systems

    Technical note (TN665): Alternative watering for field grazed livestock I – abstraction systems

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    Downloads

    Nutrients, structure & drainage for grass – presentation slides from Gavin Elrick

    These are the presentation slides used by Gavin Elrick during the ‘Soils, drainage & grassland – Shetland’ event held in July 2018

    Soil management for grassland – presentation slides from David Lawson

    This is a copy of the presentation slides used by SRUC’s David Lawson during the ‘Soils, drainage & Grassland – Shetland’ event in July 2018

    Info note – Hot weather July2018

    Information Note – Summer 2018: Hot weather and potential risks to livestock health and welfare

    TN699: Agricultural use of biosolids composts anaerobic digestates and other industrial organic fertilisers

    When used appropriately, the recycling to land of organic materials adds nutrient value to soil and crops, and in some cases provide significant savings on the cost of manufactured fertilisers.
    Regular applications of bulky organic materials can improve water-holding capacity, drought resistance and structural stability

    Pumps & Troughs – What are the alternatives to waterings? Presentation (3) slides

    These are the slides used by Pete Wright, SEPA, during the third presentation at the Fyvie Pumps & Troughs, What are the alternatives to waterings? event

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