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Agri-environment schemes reduce beef farm nitrate leaching – study

This article was originally published in Agra Europe

The study entitled ‘Effect of an agri-environmental measure on nitrate leaching from a beef farming system in Ireland’ and published in the journal Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, shows that nitrate leached at an average rate of 17.3 kilograms per hectare on studied plots which complied with the scheme compared to a rate of 63.1 kg/ha on intensively farmed plots.

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