Register of chemical fertiliser sales

provide for accurate tracking of fertiliser sales and provide for a more “realistic picture” of where fertiliser is being applied to land

new register will place the responsibility on merchants to register chemical fertiliser sales against individual farmer’s herd numbers

data will be reported periodically to the department, where it will feed into analysis of farming activities generally and compliance with Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) Regulations

around 2,000 nitrates-related inspections are undertaken on farms across Ireland each year by local authority and department personnel

NAP: Register of chemical fertiliser sales on the cards

Extract from An Overview of Ireland’s Fifth Nitrates Action Programme on Register of Chemical Fertiliser Sales

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