Water top of agenda at farming conference

Water is top of the agenda this morning at the 2017 Jersey Farming Conference.

Experts are over from the UK to share experiences on managing chemicals and protecting supplies.

The free event will also focus on sustainable farming and how the industry is embracing new technology.

The amount of nitrates, phosphates and pesticides in the water system in Jersey is an issue the island's Environment Department is trying to tackle.

Pressure has been put on farmers in recent years to reduce the amount of fertilisers and pesticides they use.