03. Codes of practice


ARCHIVE: Fertiliser Manual (RB209)
The Fertiliser Manual (the 8th Edition of RB209) replaces the old Fertiliser Recommendations 7th edition (2000). It provides recommendations for the use of lime and major nutrients (N, P, K, S, Mg, Na) on most field-grown crops including arable, grassland, field vegetables and fruit. Additionally, it provides details of the content and supply of nutrients from a wide range of organic manures, and provides a wide range of background information on nutrient management. Defra, Welsh Assembly Government and FACTS, RB209 8th Edition, ISBN 978-0-11-243286-9, June 2010.
ARCHIVE: Solid Fertilisers - The 1998 Code of Practice for the Prevention of Water Pollution from the Storage and Handling of Solid Fertilisers
This document has been archived at the request of the AIC, as it is now considered out of date. Updated guidance is due in 2015. Industry Code of Practice by the Fertiliser Manufacturers Association (FMA) now AIC. It discusses the responsibilities of users and suppliers. Published in 1998. Agricultural Industries Confederation, 1998.
ARCHIVE: Water Code - The 1998 Code of Good Agricultural Practice for the Protection of Water (PB0587)
DEFRA Code of Practice providing sound, practical advice on the regulations, avoiding water pollution, farm waste management planning, managing organic manures and slurries, silage effluent, sheep dips, fuel oil and pesticides. It also covers issues regarding nitrate leaching and specialised horticulture. Defra, PB0587, 1998.
Northen Ireland Code of Good Agricultural Practice for the Prevention of Pollution of Water, Air and Soil
The code is for farmers, growers, contractors and others involved in agricultural activities and is about how you can help to avoid polluting water, air and soil. It sets out good management practices you can use on farms. Department for Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) Northern Ireland, ISBN: 978-1-84807-068-4, August 2008.
Water, Soil and Air Code 2009: Protecting our Water, Soil and Air. A Code of Good Agricultural Practice for farmers, growers and land managers
This Code of Good Agricultural Practice for protecting Water, Soil and Air is a practical guide to help farmers, growers and land managers protect the environment in which they operate. The Code replaces the separate Water, Air and Soil Codes (PB0587, PB0618 & PB0617) published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Welsh Office Agriculture Department (last revised in 1998). It applies in England. Defra, Environment Agency and Natural England, ISBN 978 0 11 243284 5, January 2009.