Nitrogen and phosphorus (N&P) statements for the period January to October 2019 have been made available to farmers on the Department of Agriculture’s online system.
Announcing their release, the Department said: “These statements are particularly useful to allow farmers to plan for the remainder of the year, in order to ensure compliance with the limits of the nitrates regulations, thus avoiding penalties for breaching the limits of 170kg N/ha or the limit for those who hold an approved derogation of 250kg N/ha.”
Farmers have also been reminded that completed nitrates record forms should be submitted before 31 December 2019. These records include the movement of organic fertiliser, temporary movement of animals during the year or short-term rental grazing agreements.
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