You must have support from a Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) officer to use this supplement and must also meet one of the following conditions:
be following a recommended fertiliser management system to plan nutrient inputs across the farm
plan to adopt a recommended fertiliser management system within 18 months of the start of the agreement
qualify as a low intensity farmer
How this supplement benefits the environment
It helps to reduce the risk of nitrate loss to ground and surface water by reducing nutrient inputs to zero.
apply any fertilisers or manures
You must send the following with your application:
written support from a CSF officer
On your annual claim you must declare that you have not carried out any activities prohibited by the option requirements.
You must keep the following records and supply them on request:
evidence that you are using a recommended fertiliser management system or that you are a low intensity farmer
Advice and suggestions for how to carry out this option
The following advice is helpful, but they are not requirements for this item.
Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) operates in parts of the country where there are water quality issues linked to farming. The scheme provides farmers with free advice and training. See guidance for further information on CSF support