A Focus Activity Farm Plan is an environmental plan that provides farm-specific good management practice advice and recommendations for your property.
A range of good management practices may be recommended, but mainly the plan will concentrate on:
- Nutrient management
- Winter grazing
- Riparian management
A Focus Activity Farm Plan contains several colour aerial photo maps detailing soil types, waterway locations and winter grazing paddocks, along with factsheets and recommended actions for your farm.
What are the benefits of a plan?
Some of the benefits of having a Focus Activity Farm Plan include:
- Identifying the environmental risks specific to your property
- Managing soil, water and nutrient losses, which cost you money
- Demonstrating that your management practices are having a positive impact on the environment.
Farmers who have had a Focus Activity Farm Plan compiled for their property are also able to apply for funding to assist with the implementation of these recommendations.
Each factsheet below highlights an area where adopting good management practices can have a positive effect on water quality. If you'd like more information on any of these areas, please contact one of our Land Sustainability Officers for some free, one-on-one advice.
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