14 February 2016 | Online since 2003

Slurry guidance issued to flooded farmers



13 February 2014 04:12:41|News,Slurry and Irrigation

Slurry guidance issued to flooded farmers


Natural Resources Wales is issuing farmers with guidance to help them manage slurry storage and spreading following the recent wet weather.
The guidance will be issued through farming unions and offers advice on both best practice and legal requirements to help farmers deal with the problems caused by full slurry stores and waterlogged land.

A spokesperson for Natural Resources Wales said: "We are aware that this winter's bad weather has been a difficult time for farmers
"The storms and heavy rain of the last two months have left them with full slurry stores and waterlogged fields unsuitable for spreading.
"This guidance will provide farmers with advice on creating short-term extra storage and, if this is not an option, guidance on spreading slurry while minimising the pollution risk and meeting legal guidelines."

Download





0 Comment


Name

Please enter your name


Email

Comment

Please enter your comment


Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.


Comments

No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

World News

Greece | 12 February 2016
Government braces for farmers' descent on Athens

Hundreds of farmers from various parts of Greece are expected to descend on Athens on Friday to protest against planned increases to their tax and social security contributions but the government hope...


United Kingdom | 12 February 2016
Payments row Scottish government minister faces farmers

Scottish government rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead is expected to face tough questions about payments to farmers later. The minister is due to address the NFU Scotland annual general meet...


Canada | 12 February 2016
Cage-free eggs have drawbacks says farm animal welfare expert

The push for cage-free eggs by fast food companies is not necessarily the best option, according to a farm animal welfare expert at the Atlantic Veterinary College. Michael Cockram at UPEI's Sir J...


France | 12 February 2016
France's Hollande says to cut farmers' payroll taxes

French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that the government would reduce payroll taxes to help struggling farmers. Prime Minister Manuel Valls "will announce before February 17 a new de...


New Zealand | 12 February 2016
Sheep farmers look for answers to slow the decline

Sheep farmers can't seem to catch a break at the moment. Pat Deavoll delves deep into why sheep numbers have declined. The message is clear; the demise of sheep farming in South Canterbury reflects...



Trending Now

Viewed
Discussed

Farms and Land for sale


Holiday Rentals search



Top stories you may have missed
Username
Password