Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland


Useful links for Agriculture Sector

Northern Ireland

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD)

DAERA: Cross Compliance

DARD: Animal health and welfare

DAERA: Crops and horticulture

DAERA: Farm nutrient management calculators (Login required)

DAERA: Publications relating to the environment

DAERA has produced a guide to help farmers understand the requirements of Integrated Pest Management.

DAERA: Integrated Pest Management Guidance

Ulster Farmers' Union

Nature Friendly Farming Network

Northern Ireland Agricultural Producers Association keep their members updated on key issues affecting agricultural production in Northern Ireland.
15 Molesworth St
Co. Tyrone
BT80 8NX
Telephone: 02886765700



Archaeology Scotland: Rural guides for farmers and land managers

Animal and Plant Health Agency (Scotland, England and Wales)

Farming and Water Scotland

Nature Friendly Farming Network

National Farmers' Union Scotland (NFUS)

Scotland's Rural College: Farming for a better climate

Scottish Agricultural College (SAC): Consulting

Scottish Government: Agriculture pages

Scottish Government: Code of practice for using plant protection products

Scottish Government: Cross compliance notes for guidance (Adobe PDF - 463KB)

Scottish Government: Environmental impact assessments (EIA)

Scottish Government: Farm soils plan (Adobe PDF - 1.61MB)

Scottish Government: Farming for a better climate

Scottish Government: PEPFAA DOs and DON'Ts guide

SEPA: Four point plan for livestock farmers (Adobe PDF - 258KB)

SEPA: Agriculture

SEPA: Sheep dipping code of practice (Adobe PDF - 264KB)



Nature Friendly Farming Network

Agriculture Document Library (AdLib)

Agriculture Industries Confederation

HSE: Chemical Regulation Directorate (CRD)

Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF)

Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK)

Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) - Bees Site

Additional resources

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