Catchment management

Launching Slug It Out in Rutland

Slug It Out, Anglian Water’s agricultural trial focused on not using metaldehyde based slug pellets on land surrounding drinking water reservoirs was launched on the 10th May at Rutland Water with an event attended by some of the local farmers...

May 12, 2016

Making the slug pellet switch to protect water

Over the past year, Anglian Water and the farmers who manage the land around some of our key reservoirs – along with the agronomists who advise them – have been working together on a trial. The trial is called Slug...

May 4, 2016

Water friendly young farmers crowned

The results are in and Easton and Otley agricultural college in Norwich has the most water friendly students. The team of Cameron Young, Lewis Hart, Chris Stoles and Peter Hyett have been crowned winners of the Great Farm Challenge 2016 held...

March 18, 2016

Meet Gary the catchment advisor

It’s nearly a year now since we expanded our catchment advisory team so we could help hundreds of farmers in our region deliver healthy crop yields whilst protecting our raw water sources. We’ve travelled the length and breadth of the region...

February 9, 2016

Are you eligible for our pesticide amnesty?

Although pesticides are a vital part of UK agriculture’s tool box, many have been lost because of their impact on water quality or the aquatic environment.  For growers, the impact of losing a pesticide can be huge particularly where no...

December 1, 2015

Slug Pellets – the facts

Slug pellets are a vital part of the arable farmer’s toolbox in our region. But how do you know which ones to use, and how can we tell if they are effective? Do you know what pellets you’re using? Are...

October 14, 2015

Farmers on board for Slug It Out campaign

Earlier this year we embarked on a new project to tackle a significant problem facing both the farming and water industries – metaldehyde from slug pellets leaching into our reservoirs. The Slug It Out campaign has an ambitious aim –...

September 14, 2015

Freebies and farmers at #Cereals15…

Over the last few days, the British summer has been out in force, marking the biggest event on the agricultural calendar and leaving more than a few with the infamous farmer tan… I’m of course talking about Cereals 2015; two...

June 11, 2015

Slugging it out…

Clean, healthy drinking water delivered to our homes is something we all take for granted in today’s society. This is thanks to the hundreds of water treatment works which purify water before it is pumped into our homes and workplaces....

June 8, 2015