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Conservation management for your arable business
Choosing the right measures, putting them in the right place, and managing them in the right way will make all the difference to your farm environment. The general principles given is this leaflet should be considered in conjunction with local priorities for soil and water protection, and wildlife conservation. This approach complements best practice in soil, crop, fertiliser and pesticide management.
Conservation management for your livestock business
On any farm, the steps in this leaflet complement best practice in soil management, nutrient management (fertilisers and manures) and pesticide use to improve the environment. There is no ‘blueprint’ for how to deliver improved environmental management on lowland livestock farms. It needs a tailored approach based on your own soils, landscape and environmental features. Addressing local environmental priorities can improve the benefits of these measures further, e.g. focussing on local populations of declining species or checking if you are within a priority water catchment.