Welsh Government have announced that the whole of Wales will be designated a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone with initial good practice requirements being introduced on 1 April 2021.
There will be a transitional period as the government have acknowledged that some farms will need time and support to improve. However, closed spreading periods for manufactured nitrogen and some organic manures such as slurries will be introduced this autumn.
The adoption of these rules means more paperwork and more of being able to justify what you did, when you did it and why you did it.
Almost certainly farm subsidies , grants and other support will be reliant on proving your compliance with these regulations.
How the Regulations affect you;