…campaign for the farmed environment
…catchment sensitive farming
water capital grant
river water quality together
The Chelmer and Blackwater Catchment
Partnership together with Essex & Suffolk Water have launched a new
initiative working with farmers in five catchments across the country,
including the Roxwell Brook catchment.
Pesti-wise is about working with farmers
and their agronomists to deliver practical guidance and on-farm solutions
that help minimise pesticide run-off and support sustainable agriculture.
Advice, guidance, pesticide application
(PA1, 2 and 4s) training will be available through Pesti-wise, in addition
to on-farm advice visits.
A Pesti-wise Grant Scheme will also be
available to those with land in the catchment for both precision
application equipment and capital infrastructure options in the farm yard.
monitoring of the rivers and water quality will continue in the catchment
this year with regular updates and we will inform you as to the success throughout
have any questions about the Pesti-wise initiative, would like to know
more about the advice or grant funding available, please look at our
or contact Teresa on 07792 169545 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
following national initiatives are all working through the Chelmer &
Blackwater Catchment Partnership locally to prevent duplication of work.
The Campaign for the Farmed Environment is a
voluntary, industry response to Defra proposals to introduce compulsory set
aside in England. The campaign
encourages farmers to:
Environmental Stewardship schemes
it makes sense, to adopt voluntary conservation measures
More information on the 15 CFE measures can be
found in the Farmer’s Guide to
Catchment Sensitive Farming is land management that keeps
diffuse emission of pollutants to levels consistent with the ecological
sensitivity and uses of rivers, groundwaters and
other aquatic habitats, both in the immediate catchment and further
downstream. It includes managing appropriately the use of fertilisers,
manures and pesticides; promoting good soil structure and rain infiltration
to avoid run-off and erosion; protecting watercourses from faecal
contamination, sedimentation and pesticides; reducing stocking density;
managing stock on farms to avoid compaction and poaching of land; and
separating clean and dirty water on farms.
There are a number of approaches to ensuring that these
practices are adopted: advice, scheme and regulation, and these are all
managed through the Catchment Sensitive Farming Programme.
The Get Pelletwise campaign is
an initiative led by the Metaldehyde Stewardship Group (MSG) which
comprises of Lonza (the principal manufacturer of
the active ingredient) and the slug pellet formulators Certis,
Chiltern Farm Chemicals, De Sangosse, Doff
Portland, Frunol Delicia,
Makhteshim Agan (UK)
Limited & SBM.
The aim of the group is to promote and encourage best
practice use of metaldehyde slug pellets in agriculture, minimise environmental
impact and, in particular, protect water.
For more information, please visit: www.getpelletwise.co.uk
…pesticide handling areas/biobeds
…nutrient management plans and soil
…farm health checks
…PA1, 2 and 4S training
and data provision
…free farm maps
pesticide handling area information
…roofed sprayer filling areas
…container drip racks