Tried & Tested improves nutrient management planning through a Tried & Tested toolkit. It also empowers farmers with information that helps them to better understand the value they receive from experienced industry advisers. The Defra 2012 Farm Practices Survey indicated that 68% of all farms reported possession of a nutrient management plan, and 16% of those with a plan reported use of Tried & Tested.
The partnership was created for the industry by the industry, (farming bodies and advisors), and the Catchment Sensitive Farming delivery initiative. Important to the success of the project is the working relationship between the partners and supporting organisations such as the AHDB, and the delivery of training to farmers on nutrient management provided through CSF.
Tried & Tested also works closely with Campaign for the Farmed Environment, (CFE) at a national level, in order to facilitate the delivery of clear and consistent local environmental messages that reach farmers through a coordinated partner approach.