Arable farming and Water Quality
As part of the 7th Action Programme, a national pilot is being launched with practical farms in regions where solving the problem of nutrient loads on ground and/or surface water is now most urgent.
With 14 arable farms on South East Sand and North East Sand, we are working towards the following goals:
- Creating and seeking prospects for arable farming within and beyond the 7th AP
- Optimisation of choices within the 7th AP at farm level.
- Develop and test innovations on top of the 7th AP that significantly reduce N&P emissions to ground and surface water.
From January 2023, the end date is tentatively 31-12 2024. The intention is to run the project until at least 31-12-2025 (end of period 7th Nitrate Action Plan). Possibly beyond that under the 8th Nitrate Action Plan.
Related Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 6 | Main goal of the project is to reduce N and P emissions to ground and surface water, while maintaining yield and quality.
SDG 13 | Soil and fertilisation are important in relation to climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.