Defra’s New Farming Rules For Water

From 2 April 2018 new rules for all farmers in England will be introduced to help protect water quality, by standardising good farm practices that many are already performing and offering a new approach to regulation.

In essence the rules require farmers to:

  • keep soil on the land;
  • match nutrients to crop, and soil needs, and
  • keep livestock fertilisers and manures out of the water.