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Contribution to the Nitrate Conference - NT2207

Description
As part of the UK’s approach to implementation of the EU Nitrate Directive, MAFF has funded over £30 million of research since 1992 on nitrate losses from agricultural land. In 1999, MAFF hosted a Nitrate Conference which aimed to demonstrate the results of the MAFF research programme on nitrates and to show that the science has provided good value for money. It also aimed to emphasise that the UK takes the problem of nitrate pollution seriously and has invested accordingly, and that the UK policy stance on nutrient pollution is based on sound science. The aims of this project were to provide text on agreed topic areas for a Nitrate Conference booklet and to make agreed presentations on aspects of the nitrate programme at the conference. Work on nitrate leaching from grassland and potential abatement strategies were reviewed, and advances which have been made over the last 10 years were presented together with changes in advice or practice as a result of the research.
Objective
1. To provide text on agreed topic areas for a nitrate conference booklet
2. To make agreed presentations on aspects of the nitrate programme at the conference
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1998

To: 1999

Cost: £5,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
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Fields of Study
Fertilisers and Nitrate Pollution