Water, Soil and Air Code 2009: Protecting our Water, Soil and Air. A Code of Good Agricultural Practice for farmers, growers and land managers

Protecting our Water, Soil and Air. A Code of Good Agricultural Practice for farmers, growers and land managers

978 0 11 243284 5


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About this Code

1. Introduction

1.1 Pollution sources & impacts
1.2 Protecting the wider environment
1.3 Environmental regulation, cross compliance obligations and agri-environment schemes
1.4 Responsibilities of farmers, farm staff and contractors
1.5 Accident and emergency plan

2. Soil fertility and plant nutrients

2.1 Introduction
2.2 Maintaining soil fertility
2.3 Managing nitrogen
2.4 Managing phosphorus
2.5 Soil contamination

3. Management plans

3.1 Introduction
3.2 Manure management plan
3.3 Nutrient management plan
3.4 Soil management plan
3.5 Crop protection management plan

4. Farm buildings & structures

4.1 Introduction
4.2 Silage stores and effluent handling
4.3 Livestock manure and dirty water collection, storage and treatment
4.4 Sheep dips and dipping
4.5 Pesticide storage and handling
4.6 Fertiliser storage and handling
4.7 Fuel oil storage
4.8 Livestock buildings and their management

5. Field work

5.1 Introduction
5.2 Soil management and cultivations
5.3 Management of peat soils
5.4 Application of livestock manures and dirty water
5.5 Application of organic wastes
5.6 Application of lime and manufactured fertilisers
5.7 Application of pesticides
5.8 Managing livestock
5.9 Soil handling
5.10 Turf production

6. Specialised horticulture

6.1 Introduction
6.2 Protected crops, nursery stock, mushrooms
6.3 Watercress

7. Wastes

7.1 Introduction
7.2 Waste minimisation
7.3 Waste storage, recovery and disposal
7.4 Waste exemptions
7.5 Disposal of dilute liquid wastes and waste oil
7.6 Disposal of animal carcases

8. Water supplies on the farm

8.1 Introduction
8.2 Water for crops and livestock

9. References

10. Glossary of terms

11. Index

12. Contacts



Defra, Environment Agency and Natural England, ISBN 978 0 11 243284 5, January 2009
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