This information is a summary of information from a Defra project titled “An Inventory of Mitigation methods and guide to their effects on Diffuse Water Pollution, Greenhouse Gas emissions and Ammonia emissions from Agriculture” which was conducted by ADAS and Rothamsted Research North Wyke. It aims to provide summarised information on a range of different management options on farm to reduce pollution (either diffuse water or air) and greenhouse gas emissions.
How to use the information on this page
1. Choose your farming sector and click on the link below to take you to the management options that are relevant to your farm.
- Combinable Crop Systems
- Combinable Root systems
- Dairy Systems
- Horticultural Enterprises
- Indoor Pigs
- Lowland Grazing Systems
- Mixed Farming Systems
- Outdoor Pigs
- Upland Grazing
2. The management options have then been subdivided into categories:
- Land use change
- Soil Management
- Crop and livestock breeding
- Fertiliser management
- Livestock management
- Manure management
3. Finally, methods within these categories have been divided into time periods.
- Short term – low cost or short term options that should be able to fit into most current management systems fairly easily without making major change or investment.
- Medium term – options may require planning to implement or some investment and should be achievable in 1-2 years.
- Long term – options that require either significant alteration to current farming systems or significant investment, and/or the introduction of innovative technologies that are just being developed.