NVZ Grassland Derogation 2015

NVZ Grassland Derogation 2015

Friday, September 12, 2014

Grassland farmers can apply for a derogation from the 170kg of nitrogen per hectare (N/ha) per year livestock manure limit provided they meet certain criteria. If your application is approved and you meet certain conditions, you will be able to spread up to 250kg of manure N/ha per year from grazing livestock on your farm. Applications can be submitted via Defra’s Farming Online system. If you are unable to apply online, telephone applications are being handled by the Environment Agency’s helpline on 03708 506 506. All applications must be made between 1 October and 31 December 2014.

Whether you are applying online or by telephone, you will need to have information about your holding to hand. If you have not previously applied for or been granted a derogation, you may find a question and answer document that has been prepared on the subject useful. Please email nitratesdirectiveteam@defra.gov.uk to obtain a copy.  

Further information on the derogation can be found in Chapter 6, Part B and at Annex 2, Part B of the NVZ guidance.

Information source: FAS e-mail update 11th September 2014. If you would like to receive the FAS update straight to your inbox contact:  bookings@farmingadviceservice.org.uk




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