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Nitrates Records Deadline of 31st December 2020

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The Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine is reminding famers that completed Nitrates Record forms for the movement of organic fertiliser, temporary movement of animals during the year or short-term rental grazing agreements (Records 3, 4, 5 Forms) for 2020 should be submitted now to: nitrates@agriculture.gov.ie OR by post to:

Nitrates Section, Dept. of Agriculture, Food & Marine, Johnstown Castle, Co Wexford,  Y35 PN52

 

Submitting these forms by the 31st December 2020 can help farmers to comply with the 170 kg N/Ha livestock manure limit or 250 kg N/ha limit in the case of approved derogation farmers.

 

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Farmers who wish to have rented lands included in Nitrates calculations for 2020 must also submit fully completed Rental/Grazing Agreements (Record 5) Forms to Nitrates Section now.

 

Last year the majority of farmers submitted their forms on time and stayed within the limit and avoided penalties.

 

This applies to all farmers, including those with an approved derogation.  Only forms submitted before 31st December 2020will be eligible for Nitrates Credit for 2020.

 

Please note that the only accepted proof of postage is Swift Post Receipt or Registered Post Receipt. 

Forms are available at:

www.gov.ie/en/publication/c9563-rural-environment-sustainability-nitrates/#nitrates-records

or from Nitrates Section by Emailing nitrates@agriculture.gov.ie or phone (076) 1064 415

 

 

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