Low Emission Slurry Spreading (LESS) has been demonstrated to improve nutrient use efficiency while reducing atmospheric emissions of ammonia from slurry- spreading.
This method of slurry spreading is a requirement for all derogation farmers from 2020.
A number of issues were raised during the first stage consultation which will need to be considered by the Nitrates Expert Group as part of the NAP review.
These issues should be considered in the context of integrated policy responses, including ammonia reduction as a key consideration in the extent of LESS usage;
Contractors must be supported to purchase appropriate equipment.
In order to meet our ammonia targets, the proportion of slurry (calculated either at farm or national scale) that should be applied by LESS needs to be determined.