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Towards better nitrogen management practice in Yorkshire for more efficient and financially viable farming practices (Please respond by 22 February)
A project led by Dr Kevin Hicks and Dr Sarah Moller, University of York, for the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP; https://icasp.org.uk/category/projects/nitrogen/)

There is a new emphasis on integrated catchment approaches to reducing nitrogen pollution with proposals such as the new Defra Clean Air Strategy. As 80% of ammonia emitted to the atmosphere and 59% of nitrates in English waters come from agricultural sources, any strategy to encourage improved nitrogen management needs to take account of farming practices and what farmers need to run productive and profitable businesses.

This project is developing more joined up approaches, based on the experience and expertise of farmers, to guide the development of appropriate tools and policy to reduce environmental impacts based on the best current research.

This brief questionnaire aims at understanding the views of the farming community in Yorkshire so that the barriers and opportunities for more efficient nitrogen use and financially viable farm practices to protect the environment are better understood. It should take no more than 10 minutes of your time to complete.

Your responses, which are anonymous, will inform a workshop on 1st March 2019 at King’s Manor in York attended by farmers, researchers and policy representatives. Responding to this questionnaire will mean that you have an opportunity to influence the design of an iCASP project to further develop the tools and policies identified at the workshop to support improved nitrogen management to create a more efficient and successful enterprise at farm level.


If you would like to join the workshop or have any questions about this questionnaire, please contact kevin.hicks@york.ac.uk, 0755 2285890

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