Check out these resources for more information on TAP, the aquifer and our groundwater, and information about how you can help to protect it.

Water Quality in the Brighton Aquifer

Information from Southern Water’s Catchment team about water quality in the Brighton chalk block aquifer. Outlines the catchment area for the Brighton chalk block, predictions for the nitrate levels within the water, and catchment management drivers.

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N Reduction Trial Year 2 Results Summary

The Aquifer Partnership is working with S. Woodley Crop Services and Bevendean Farm to understand and measure the impact reduced nitrogen applications have on;
1) Nitrogen use efficiency
2) Nitrate leaching through the soil profile
3) Financial viability for the farm

TAP Study 389 KB

Foliar N Trial Year 2 Results Summary

Second year results from TAP’s trial to test whether a foliar-applied N product can improve nitrogen use efficiency, reduce nitrate leaching through the soil profile and be financially viable for the farm. This trial is supported by Agrovital and Bodle Brothers. Thanks to BD Harris Farm Trust.

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TAP Infographic

Infographic about water use, the aquifer, pollutants, and solutions. 

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Our Aquifer at Risk

Take a look at how our aquifer can become polluted with these everyday activities. Make sure you’re a groundwater guardian!

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How Our Aquifer Works

Check out the first of our new aquifer illustrations and find out how our Brighton chalk aquifer works. Thanks to artist Gwyn Williamson for this fun illustration.

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Regenerative Grazing at Saddlescombe Farm

It’s National Farmhouse Breakfast Week, and Molly Puzey tells us about the regenerative grazing programme at Saddlescombe Farm. TAP has supported this project by helping with soil testing to monitor how soil health changes over the years, and also buying herbal ley seeds, to establish new fields of varied plants. Great for wildlife, great for livestock, and they look beautiful too!

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Paythorne Farm Trial Case Study

Paythorne Farm is hosting TAP’s foliar nitrogen fertiliser trial.

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Bevendean Farm Trial Case Study

Bevendean Farm is hosting TAP’s nitrogen fertiliser reduction trial.

Case Study 286kb

Saddlescombe Farm Case Study

The Aquifer Partnership is supporting Saddlescombe Farm’s move towards regenerative agriculture.

TAP Study 443kb

How to make an edible aquifer

Watch Aimee Felus of The Aquifer Partnership (TAP) make an edible aquifer. See how what we do on the land affects our aquifer, and why we need to safeguard our groundwater.

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Nitrate Reduction in Brighton Chalk (Exec. Summary)

Literature review and FARMSCOPER modelling on measures to reduce nitrate losses to the Brighton Chalk block

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Farm Capital Grant Scheme

We’re offering capital grants of up to £10,000 per holding per year for infrastructure improvements to help reduce the risk of water pollution from agriculture.

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Confidential pesticide collection

Southern Water is offering farms in our region the opportunity to get rid of unwanted pesticides on a free and confidential basis.

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