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Nutrient management

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Managing nutrients

A nutrient management plan must be used to plan fertiliser application where nitrogen fertiliser is applied at rates greater than 60 kg N/ha per year.  

Click here for more information on managing farm nutrients.

Rules and compliance

Waikato Regional Council's rules and regulations for nitrogen loading and fertiliser application.

Permitted activity guides - The permitted activity guides provide a summary overview of our rules for farming activities.

Guidance notes for the use of fertiliser