Low-emission slurry spreading equipment (LESS) falls under the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS II). As we all know too well, the days of the splash plate are numbered. The uptake on low-emission spreading equipment continues to rise.

Such equipment is now a requirement for farmers in derogation and farmers that have opted for LESS as a priority action in GLAS. Farmers are also making the switch when the grant aid is there and to reap the benefits of increased nitrogen uptake, at the same time reducing ammonia (NH3) losses. Research shows the N fertiliser replacement value of slurry increases by 10% to 20% by using LESS methods.