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Farm Advice Project

Harvest time

The Chilterns Farm Advice Project is a three year joint initiative between the Chilterns Conservation Board and the Environment Agency.  The project's main aim is to improve soil and water quality through more sustainable land management practices. 

Workshops

The Project held two free workshops on water quality and farm practice, the first near Harpenden (23rd Ocotber 2013), the second near Henley (6th November 2013). Topics included:

  • Cross Compliance update and Soil Protection Reviews
  • Preparing for farm inspections
  • Phosphates
  • Water habitats
  • Precision farming
  • CAP reform and agri-environment schemes

You can download copies of the presentations here. 

Setting the scene - the Farm Advice Project (562kb)

Phosphorus and sediments (5mb)

Best Practice - Watercourse management and enhancement (2mb)

Cross compliance and Soil Protection Reviews (653kb)

Environment Agency Farm Inspections (4mb)

Controlled Traffic Farming (2mb)

CAP reform and the New Environmental Land Management Scheme -October 2013 (1mb)

Advisory visits

Free advisory visits are available covering issues such as;

  • Soil Protection
  • Nutrient management
  • Livestock infrastructure audits
  • Water efficiency
  • Funding advice

Download an information sheet with more detail on what an advisory visit can offer:

Advisory Visits Summary

To apply for a free visit, contact Neil Jackson (see below).

 

Grants

A small grants scheme is available through the project to assist farm improvements that will also benefit water quality.  Further information on the scheme will be posted here shortly.

For further details on the project please contact Neil Jackson: njackson@chilternsaonb.org

Jersey cows

Crop spraying

Ploughing © Bryan Edgerly

Drilling Wheat © Bryan Edgerly

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