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An assessment of the impact of Farming Rules for Water


<p>The Farming Rules for Water (FRfW) were introduced in April 2018 to fulfil obligations on diffuse pollution under the Water Framework Directive, particularly in regard to reducing phosphorus (P) losses to water from agriculture. Rule 1 aims to ensure that 'all reasonable precautions' are taken to prevent diffuse pollution following the application of organic manures and manufactured fertilisers. To comply with Rule 1, farmers must demonstrate they have planned nutrient applications to ensure they are applied in quantities that are sufficient to meet, and not exceed, the crop and soil requirements (e.g. by using a recognized nutrient management system, such as RB209).</p>

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