Nitrates Directive derogation fertilisation account

Date published: 18 January 2018

Nitrates Directive Derogation Fertilisation Account for Northern Ireland farmers on the requirements of the Nitrates Directive Derogation from the livestock manure limit of 170kg Nitrogen per hectare per year.


NIEA is introducing a new system for the on-line submission of fertilisation accounts from January 2018. The new system will make it easier and quicker for farmers, or their agents, to submit records while at the same time reducing the risk of errors and hence potential penalties being applied to the Basic Payments.

For those farms operating under an approved derogation for the calendar year 2017, the annual fertilisation account will be submitted online at the following link: ​

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