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1 More effective agricultural water protection TEHO-project May 2011

2 Funding and implementation Funding: 2 meur during % Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, 50 % Ministry of the Environment Practical implementation: Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Southwest Finland and Union of Agricultural Producers in Varsinais-Suomi and Satakunta regions Area of operation: Southwest Finland (Varsinais-Suomi and Satakunta) Eurajoki drainage basin Vakka-Suomi SE Satakunta Aurajoki drainage basin

3 TEHO-Farms 122 farms have enrolled in the project 51 % animal husbandry 13 % organic production Voluntariness: farms have some interest in environmental issues results Kuva: Airi Kulmala Kuva: Kimmo Härjämäki

4 Activities in TEHO Farm visits Mapping of current status of farmlevel environmental issues Calculating nutrient balances (N, P) Soil quality tests (www.virtuaali.info/efarmer/peltomaan_ laatutesti/) Handbook of farm s environment issues Best practices Encouragement Development of practices Targeting of measures Helping farmers with agrienvironmental measures Wetlands, buffer zones, biodiversity Kuva: Airi Kulmala

5 Activities in TEHO Farmers are provided free, confidential and idea inspiring consultation specific to their farm Communication and training sessions Study tours, seminars, education Own website Articles in newspapers and other forms of public media Intermediate and final reports Etc., etc. Kuva: Kimmo Härjämäki

6 Activities in TEHO Farm trials 1. Usage of manure and slurry Essential topic in agricultural water protection Slurry spreading into the sugar beet plant stand Pig slurry and digested slurry as a fertilizer Different spreading methods and times Separating slurry with a mobile separator Kuva: J. Heikkinen

7 Activities in TEHO 2. Catch crops Not in general use in Finland Additional measure in Finnish agrienvironmental scheme Significance will increase if it will be more autumn rains and milder winters due to climate change More information about usage is needed TEHO-farms can test catch crops --> the project has paid costs of seeds Kuva: J. Heikkinen Kuva: Anne Soppa Kuva: Airi Kulmala

8 Activities in TEHO Nutrient load from cattle exercise yard Designed and constructed an exercise yard drawings will be published in our web pages Drainage water: Yard sedimentation ponds sand filter wetland sea Kuva: J. Heikkinen Kuva: Toni Lampinen Kuva: Toni Lampinen

9 Activities in TEHO Buffer zones and wetlands Establishment of multifunctional wetland (non-productive investment) Management of multifunctional wetland & establishment and management of riparian zones (special measures) Contract 5 or 10 years Established and managed in accordance with a specific plan TEHO helps with planning Buffer zone: 32 plans Wetland management: 2 plans Establishment of wetland: 6 plans Biodiversity & landscape 11 plans + plans done by purchased services Kuva: Kimmo Härjämäki Kuva: J. Heikkinen

10 Activities in TEHO Monitoring Water quality Continuous measurements with S::can analyzers (4 rivers + 1 wetland) More accurate information about the nutrient load Development and calibration of models Also manual sampling (wetlands) Kuva: A. Kulmala

11 Farm visits and environmental handbook for water protection issues 1st Farm visit, mapping the current status of environmental issues, prioritization, maps Environment al handbook for water Written & telephone protection discussion-based issues feedback 2nd farm visit: nutrient balances, maps, summary Implementation of suggested measures

12 Contents of environmental handbook for water protection issues One general stencil / basic structure Content varies from farm to farm Background information of farm Development and plot-level allocation of water protection A. Establish more fields with year-round yearround vegetation / plant remnants B. Diversificate your crop cycle and species repertoire C. Take care of soil wellfare D. Use nutrient only according to the real need of crop plants E. Use pesticides moderately F. Recycle! Take care of wastes and waste waters, prevent oil-spils. G. Reduce nutrient load from animal husbandry H. Map suitable places for wetlands, recycle your drainage water Kuva: A. Kulmala + Information packs

13 Targeting in farm level Measured information are also visualized P-content of fields Soil type Nitrogen balance P-balance

14 Targeting in farm level erosion risk Erosion risk map RUSLE (Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation) Soil erosion assessment In test use -> development for Finnish conditions in MTT Based on square 25m x 25m With laser scanning also 2m x 2m

15 More information Project Manager Aino Launto-Tiuttu tel Planners Kimmo Härjämäki tel Joni Koskinen tel Anu Lillunen tel Eriika Lundström tel Jani Peltonen tel Kuva: Airi Kulmala Kaisa Riiko tel Thank you for your attention!

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