‘Send in the drones’ to protect soil

Squadrons of drones should be deployed to locate and penalise farmers who let soil run off their fields, a report will say.

 

A coalition of campaigners complains that the Environment Agency can only check soil on 0.5% of farms each year.

Their report says drones can help to spot bad farming, which is said to cost more than £1.2bn a year by clogging rivers and contributing to floods.

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Source:
BBC News
3 April 2018
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