Soil Management Plan for outside pig keepers
A working document for pig farmers to use before moving onto a new site, during occupancy and finally on vacation of the site.
Year of Publication2012
The BPEX soil management plan is intended to help outdoor producers assess the risk of soil erosion and damage to the land that pigs occupy and identify suitable measures to prevent and record this. The soil management plan is not a substitute for the Soil Protection Review or ELS Plan where these are needed. The soil management plan is a working document for farmers to use before moving onto a new site, during occupancy and finally on vacation of the site. This will demonstrate diligence to landlords, regulators and inspectors. The Plan assesses the risks of surface run-off and soil erosion and describes how the soil will be managed to ensure good structure and maintain the infiltration of rainfall. It describes possible measures for soil management, to avoid surface runoff and soil erosion, records the success of them and offers possible mitigation measures if required.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Livestock & dairy > Pig production
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Climate change
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact
- Subject Collection > Greenhouse Gas
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Wastes management & pollution control
- Subject Collection > Soils & water > Soil management
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