Weather patterns are changing in Scotland, with drought and wetter periods (with an increasing proportion of our rainfall coming from heavy rainfall events) having significant impact on the agricultural sector.
There is a requirement to become more resilient to climate change to protect and enhance our soil. By ensuring that you are planning and implementing different management techniques and practices, farmers can protect and enhance their land, working with the climate variations. Changing weather patterns can lead to erosion, crop failure, concern over livestock drinking water availability and leaching. By implementing management techniques such as cover crops, alleviating compaction and the introduction of wider buffer strips farmers can protect their land and improve the soil structure on land to hold and utilise water at source to the benefit of the farm.