AC/DC Working with Farmers

AC DC: The Nutrient and Soil Management Project, West Wales

Working directly with farmers across a number of catchments in West Wales, this project takes a hands on approach to improving water quality by offering advice and financial support to farmers. We hope the project will exemplify how effective improvements can be made to water quality through direct contact with farms. This joint project with Afonydd Cymru (Welsh Rivers Trust) and Dyr Cymru (Welsh Water) has been modelled on the successful work by the farm team of the Wye and Usk Foundation, bringing together pragmatic and cost-effective actions to achieve improvements to water quality.   ACDC FINAL REPORT 2019       What our farm visits will cover in your catchment Our catchment advisers, will be happy to arrange a free and confidential farm visit for a time convenient for you. They will aim to advise you on workable solutions and possibly offer grant funding (subject to availability) and support for any of the following:
FENCING & ALTERNATIVE WATER FOR STOCK
We can help to improve stock management & reduce the risk of stock exposure to waterborne diseases by improving the bank stability & water quality.
MANAGE RUN OFF FROM YARDS
We can advise on how to reduce the risk of yard run off via drainage improvements including manure, slurry and pesticide management.
SOIL STRUCTURE ASSESMENTS
We can offer 3 FREE soil samples and can assess the organic matter, soil structure and nutrient levels, helping you to maintain good sward health & reduce waterlogging.
RUN OFF RISK MAPS
We can assess organic matter, soil structure and nutrient levels, helping you to maintain good sward health & reduce waterlogging.

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