Applications for a 2018 Nitrates Derogation can be submitted online and must be in by April 20th 2018.
A Nitrates Derogation allows farmers to exceed the limit of 170 kg of livestock manure nitrogen per hectare set down in the Nitrates Regulations, up to a maximum of 250 kg per hectare, subject to adherence to stricter rules.
Farmers who applied for a Derogation in 2017 are reminded that they must submit fertiliser accounts by 20th April 2018 also.
End of year Nitrogen and Phosphorus statements (N&P statements) for 2017 are available on the Department’s online system www.agfood.ie. or by phoning 053-9163444.