01981 590514 info@cxcs.co.uk

Login

Email or password incorrect.

Forgot your password?
Reset password
×

Closed Periods

The closed periods are rules on when you can spread manufactured fertilisers and also organic manures with a high readily available nitrogen content. These rules only apply to land inside of a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.

Organic Nitrogen

Start Date End Date Land Use Soil Type
1st August 31st December Tillage Land Shallow/Sandy
1st September 31st December Grassland Shallow/Sandy
16th September 31st December Tillage Land* Shallow/Sandy
1st October 31st January Tillage Land All Other Soils
15th October 31st January Grassland All Other Soils

*For Tillage Land with crops sown on or before 15th September 

Manufactured Nitrogen

Start Date End Date Land Use Soil Type
1st September 15th January Tillage Land All Soils
15th September 15th January Grassland All Soils

 

Examples of Manure Products with high readily available nitrogen:

  • Slurry
  • Poultry manures
  • Liquid anaerobic digestate
  • Liquid digested sewage sludge

There are no closed periods for farmyard manures, all manure spreading is subject to weather conditions. Please see the most up to date NVZ Guidance for more information or call our office.

Latest News

Greening: 2018 Changes

Our BPS Specialist, Ellen Barber, talks about the greening rule changes that will come into effect on 1st January 2018 but also affect autumn 2017 sown crops.

Farm diversification worth up to £580 million in 2016

Diversifying your farm means more legislation, make sure you're up to date with the regulations.

The Big Reveal: Farm Safety Solutions

CXCS launch their new Health and Safety service, Farm Safety Solutions.