Action Lab: Wexford County, Ireland

Mitigation measures and best management practices

The Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) package of measures by the Irish authorities is in legislation since 2006. These include a minimum storage requirement for all animal manures and  soiled water. Buffer strips for water courses (2m – 200m) are obliged and there are “Closed periods” for landspreading (fertiliser: 15 Sep - 12/31Jan;  slurry: 15 Oct - 12/31Jan; FYM: 1 Nov - 12/31Jan). There are also restrictions on the maximum input of nitrogen from livestock manure (170 kg organic N ha-1 y-1) and on the maximum fertilization rates (based on crop requirement). Furthermore no external nutrient inputs are allowed on the most critical soils (P index 4).

 

 

 

 

 

WaterProtect Core Partners

 

WaterProtect Core Partner: VITO WaterProtect Core Partner: ILVO WaterProtect Core Partner: EWP WaterProtect Core Partner: CSIC WaterProtect Core Partner: ECOLOGIC

 

       
WaterProtect Core Partner: Geus WaterProtect Core Partner:  Inagro WaterProtect Core Partner: PIG WaterProtect Core Partner: Teagasc WaterProtect Core Patner: Università Cattolica