Through the £15 million Nutrient Management competition, part of the Farming Innovation Programme, Defra is offering funding to develop solutions which address the challenges related to nutrient management in soils and water associated with agricultural livestock and crop production. There are 2 strands to the funding:

  1. Feasibility Studies – projects will be up to 24 months with total costs between £200,000 and £500,000.  
  2. Industrial Research – projects will be between 24 and 36 months with total costs between £500,000 and £1 million. 

The competition opens on 29 May and closes on 24 July.  Read more about the possible projects which could be funded on this page.