The closing date for 2021 Nitrates Derogation applications has been extended to 14th of next month (April).
The Department of Agriculture, Food, & the Marine is reminding farmers who applied for a derogation in 2020 to submit Fertiliser Accounts for 2020 by 14th April 2021 also.
Applications can be submitted on line on the Departments on-line portal, www.agfood.ie Farmers are advised to contact their agricultural advisor to determine if they should avail of this facility.
The Nitrates Derogation is contingent on meeting water quality standards, and these measures are designed to protect water quality.
Further information, including Terms & Conditions on the Nitrates Derogation are available on the Department’s website at www.gov.ie/en/publication/c9563-rural-environment-sustainability-nitrates/#nitrates-derogation