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Did you know you can get specialist advice on water resource management, as part of an Integrated Land Management Plan (ILMP)?  FAS can help fund an adviser to visit your business and provide you with a specialist advice plan in any two of the following areas:

Improved farm efficiency | Climate change adaptation and mitigation | Soil and nutrient management | Biodiversity, habitat and landscape management | Woodland management and conservation | Water pollution, prevention and control | Organics | Archaeological and historic site advice | Animal welfare

    News

    Cattle Resilience – Are you ready for Winter? – event summary

    Farmers from across the North East attended Woodside Farm, Kinloss this week to discuss issues facing farmers this coming Winter.  Presentations and practical demonstrations were part of the meeting.

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    Dumfries: PLANET Scotland for NVZ records workshop – Event Summary

    PLANET Scotland is free software produced by the Scottish Government.  It helps you to use the most up to date advice on producing fertiliser recommendations.  Information on soil nutrient levels,…

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    Using PLANET Scotland workshop: Dumfries – Event Summary

    PLANET Scotland PLANET Scotland is free software produced by the Scottish Government.  It helps you to use the most up to date advice on producing fertiliser recommendations.  Information on soil…

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    Efficient use of Nutrients & NVZ Compliance, Dumfries – event summary

    NVZ’s, Nutrients & Cross Compliance This was the first in a series of 3 meetings covering nutrient management and NVZ compliance within the Dumfries & Galloway area and was held…

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    Improving Drainage & Structure for Healthier Soils, Kilmarnock – event summary

    Soil & drainage expert Seamus Donnelly as guest speaker This meeting was held on 24 Aug 2017 at Lochhill Farm, Mauchline and kindly hosted by the Taylor family.  Following a…

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    Events

    Orange particles in the soil denotes water logging

    Lanarkshire Soil & Nutrient Network – Third Meeting

    Putting nutrient budgeting into practice. The third meeting of the Soil and Nutrient Network farm will focus on putting into practice the nutrient budgeting principles learnt at previous meetings. Calculations…

    Making the most of your land – Renewables, Woodlands & GAEC – Tayvallich Estate

    Make the most of what you’ve got Can you get more from the land and resources you already have to become a more sustainable farming system?  This meeting will look…

    Eddleston Water Priority Catchment Meeting

    Thursday 26th October 2017, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm at The Barony Castle Hotel, Eddleston

    ‘Water You Waiting For’ (Watercourse Management Ditching and Dredging)

    An informative event at Westbrough Farm, Sanday, covering topics on Watercourse management and alternative watering systems as well as cross compliance.

    Dairy Soil Day

    An informative event covering soil quality and management for dairy farmers to help run their business more efficiently.

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    Publications

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

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

    Technical note (TN666): Alternative watering for field grazed livestock II – pumping systems

    Technical note (TN666): Alternative watering for field grazed livestock II – pumping systems

    Technical note (TN657): Management of copper in soils for cereals

    The soils of Scotland have developed from a range of complex geological parent materials that vary widely in composition. In the relatively young soils over much of the UK, the parent material remains the dominant factor in determining the soil copper status.

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    Downloads

    NVZ Grassland Derogation application form

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