The aim of this assignment is to:
Develop a farm management action plan to address water quality issues on Hillside Farm.
Word limit: 2000 words (excluding any references and tables).
1. Examine the description of Hillside Farm, including the environmental issues that have been reported and local sensitivities and features of
2. Examine the activities taking place on the farm (incl. the crop nutrition and crop protection programmes for individual crops – amongst
other resources, it is suggested that you make use of RB209 and the PPDB website – http://sitem.herts.ac.uk/aeru/ppdb/en/) and determine which
activities may be contributing to the identified issues (including checking for any breaches in regulations).
3. Identify suitable mitigation options to address the water quality issues that have been reported.
4. Formulate these options into a management action plan for the coming year for the farm, and explain how each action will help mitigate the
water quality issues identified.
Note: There is no prescribed format for this plan, but if you are in doubt for guidance and ideas.