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The Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2008: Proposed Amendments

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ISBN9781780457710
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 29, 2012

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ISBN 978 1 78045 771 0 (Web publication only)
DPPAS 12854

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CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION
Purpose
1.2 Consultation Arrangements

2. BACKGROUND
2.1 Nitrates Directive
2.2 The Scottish NVZs
2.3 The current Action Programme

3. REVIEW OF THE NVZ ACTION PROGRAMME

4. RATES AND LIMITS ON THE FIELD APPLICATION OF ORGANIC MANURES AND MANUFACTURED NITROGEN FERTILISERS
4.1 Livestock manure N efficiency standard values
4.2 Organic manure N field limit for compost

5. FERTILISER APPLICATIONS - CLOSED SPREADING PERIODS
5.1 Chemical Fertilisers
5.2 Organic manures

6. OTHER NITROGEN MANAGEMENT MEASURES CONSISTENT WITH GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICE
6.1 Application methods
6.2 Field Middens
6.3 Amount of organic manure applied before and after the closed period
6.4 Maximum application of nitrogen fertiliser
6.5 Record-keeping
6.6 Storage requirements for silage effluent

7. THE GRASSLAND DEROGATION

8. NEXT STEPS

ANNEX A - Respondent Information Form