Five farmers are working together to establish how best to support, enhance and protect their farm soils. They will aim to improve production and tailor inputs, maximising profitability.

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We’ve been working with farmers across Scotland to see what practical changes could improve profitability, improve efficiency and cut the carbon footprint

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We can all benefit from sharing ideas about what works, and what we would do differently next time around. Here working farmers share their experiences of some of the changes they have made to increase their business profitability and improve environmental performance.
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Taking a second look at nutrient management on the farm could save you money and reduce emissions.
 
 
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Livestock production is a key component of Scottish agriculture. Efficient management can help to lessen the impact on climate change.
 
 
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We are already seeing more variability in our weather. What could you do to make your business more resilient to climate change?
 

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Farms are in a good position to lower their carbon footprint and lock carbon into the soil and vegetation. This process is known as creating ‘carbon sinks’ or sometimes referred to as ‘carbon sequestration’.

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At the farm level emissions arise from the use of fossil fuels, manufactured inputs, manure, as a natural by-product of animal digestion, cultivation of soils and changes in land use and vegetation.

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Using less fossil fuel means lower energy bills and fewer emissions
 
 

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Renewable energy can boost farm incomes and secure a source of power for the future.
 

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