Water : Farms With A Future


Farm Practices - Water

Below is a list of suggested sustainable farming practices but this list is not exhaustive.

WATER RETENTION & QUALITY IMPROVEMENT APPROACHES

·         Increase carbon in soil

·         Reduce runoff and increase water penetration

·         Use Yeomans ploughing and swales

·         Use ground works and revegetation to capture water higher in the landscape

·         Use drought tolerant plants and perennial fodder crops

·         Allow flood waters to collect in wetlands

·         Create leaky weirs where appropriate

·         Create chains of ponds where appropriate

·         Treat erosion gullies