Further information on managing nutrients and fertilisers
You can get help and advice on nutrient management from a range of organisations.
The aims to help the farming industry operate as efficiently as possible. Defra administers European support policies that provide around £3 billion to UK agriculture. It also administers the Whole Farm Approach - a faster, more efficient way for farmers and growers to meet regulatory requirements. Defra's Nutrient Management Unit offers advice and information about nutrient management and diffuse water and air pollution. You can call the Defra Nutrient Management Unit on Tel 020 7238 5660.
The is responsible for various farm licences and administering direct farm payment schemes to farmers and growers, including the Single Payment Scheme (SPS). For more information about SPS and how RPA can help your farming business, you can call the RPA Single Payment Scheme Helpline on Tel 0845 603 7777.
In England, the advises farmers about cross compliance. For further information, call the Cross Compliance Helpline on Tel 0845 345 1302.
The represents the farmers and growers of England and Wales. It aims to promote successful and socially responsible agriculture and horticulture, while ensuring the long-term viability of rural communities. You can phone NFU Callfirst Helpline on Tel 0870 845 8458, or find out about NFU work and national and regional offices on the NFU website - Opens in a new window.
You are likely to come into contact with your , since it is responsible for enforcing various regulations about farming, land use, food standards and environmental matters. Local Authority Trading Standards Officers, together with Enforcement Officers from the Environment Agency, are responsible for enforcing all fertiliser legislation. Your local authority may also be able to provide further information or resources. You can find your local authority through our Contacts Directory.
is responsible for sustaining biodiversity and licensing protected species across England. Find information about Natural England's work on the Natural England website - Opens in a new window.
The enforces farmers' compliance with Nitrate Vulnerable Zones regulations, water abstraction licences, discharge consents and agricultural waste regulations. Together with Local Authority Trading Standards Officers, the Environment Agency is responsible for enforcing all fertiliser laws.
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