CSF Leaflet

Guide explaining what Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) can do for your business.

Catchment Sensitive Farming Advisers work with farmers to produce food in a way that protects water, air and soil; minimising losses and maximising efficiencies.

Your CSF Adviser is locally based with an understanding of the challenges farmers face. They will work alongside you to take the latest advice and tailor it to best benefit your business.

CSF provides locally-informed confidential on-farm advice to help you make confident decisions on:

  • Soil management
  • Nutrient, slurry and manure management
  • Ammonia reduction
  • Farm infrastructure and machinery set-up 
  • Pesticide handling
  • Water resources and natural flood management
  • Local environmental priorities
  • Land management
  • Agricultural transition, including grants

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