A recent issue of Environment Digest

Environment Digest is a quarterly publication that provides a synopsis of recent news, reports and other materials that are of interest to the farming community. With a particular focus on how agriculture links with the environment, each issue focusses on articles across sustainable food production, climate change, water and waste management, soils and biodiversity. Environment Digest principally focuses on stories and policy changes that are relevant to England and/or the UK with a slant towards the arable sector.

Example articles in recent editions have included:

  • Emergency authorisation for neonicotinoids for sugar beet production
  • Optimising nitrogen application to maximise profits
  • Monthly water situation reports for England
  • Updates to the Government soil standards under the Sustainable Farming Incentive
  • The latest findings from the Agri-climate report
  • How to reduce emissions at farm level
  • Plans for habitat restoration across England

Environment Digest is produced quarterly by the ADAS Climate & Sustainability team. We welcome new subscribers to this service, so ff you are interested in signing up, please contact [email protected].

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