Farming and Property Bulletin – December 2017

New Farming Rules for Water

From 2nd April 2018 all farmers in England will be required to follow a new set of farming rules for water. The rules will be:

  • Promote good practice in managing fertilisers and manures
  • Encourage land managers to take reasonable precautions to prevent diffuse pollution from runoff or soil erosion
  • Require soil testing at least every 5 years
  • A summary of the new rules can be found below:

December 2017 Bulletin