1367: Farm practices survey 1
This paper is taken from the first half of DEFRA’s results from its ‘Farm Practices Survey’
Year of Publication2011
62% of farmers have completed a nutrient management plan for fertiliser use (46% in 2006). Over 70% of holdings have heard of anaerobic digestion as a method of composting biodegradable waste but only 1% already process waste by this method. Almost half of farmers think that climate change will affect their business in the next ten years and 4% are currently seeking advice about this. 83% of holdings spreading nitrogen on their land own at least one fertiliser spreader; the rest use contractors.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Arable & industrial crops
- Subject Collection > Livestock & dairy
- Subject Collection > Business > Farm management
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