Welcome to the FACTS website

Useful web sites

www.agindustries.org.uk: The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) site with fertiliser statistics, fertiliser-related publications, the Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS) and other issues.
www.aglime.org.uk: Site of the Agricultural Lime Association with information on liming materials and a lime calculator.
www.ahdb.org.uk: The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board site includes links to the component sectors (what used to be BPC, BPEX, Dairyco, EBLEX, HDC and HGCA). There is information on soil management at www.ahdb.org.uk/greatsoils
www.basis-reg.com: The BASIS web site holds details of FACTS training courses and allows online application for cpd points for events.

www.biofertiliser.org.uk: Certification scheme for anaerobic digestate.

www.biogas-info.co.uk: Information on all aspects of anaerobic digestion and digestate.

www.bbro.co.uk: The British Beet Research Organisation commissions and implements research and technology transfer to improve performance of the British beet sugar industry.
www.daera-ni.gov.uk: Information from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Northern Ireland. For the Nitrates Action Programme and Phosphorus Regulations see www.daera-ni.gov.uk/articles/nitrates-directive
www.farmingfutures.org.uk: Information on causes and effects of climate change, fact sheets and case studies.

www.fas.scot: Scotland’s Farm Advisory Service. Technical Notes are at www.fas.scot/publications/technical-notes/

www.fertiliser-society.org: The International Fertiliser Society site with searchable lists of conference Proceedings and links to many other fertiliser-related sites.
www.fertilizerseurope.com: The Fertilizers Europe (previously EFMA) site has various publications that can be downloaded on the effective use, storage and handling of fertilisers.
www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs: The Defra section holds information, documents and guidance on NVZs, Cross Compliance, fertiliser regulations, security etc. The search box at www.gov.uk seems to work well in finding items in the Defra section. Information on CAP reform is at www.gov.uk/government/collections/common-agricultural-policy-reform. Information on organic standards and certification is at www.gov.uk/guidance/organic-certification-and-standards.
www.netregs.gov.uk: Guidance on environmental regulations in Northern Ireland and Scotland with information on agriculture at https://www.netregs.org.uk/business-sectors/agriculture/.
www.nsts.org.uk: Details of the National Spreader Testing Scheme.
www.nutrientmanagement.org: The Tried & Tested nutrient management plan and Think Manures can be downloaded from here and there is supporting information like details of laboratories offering soil analysis.
www.pda.org.uk: The Potash Development Association (PDA) site with downloadable documents including the PDA advisory leaflet series and copies of newsletters.
www.phosphorusplatform.eu: Site of the European Phosphorus Platform with information on phosphorus recycling. Offers free subscription to the SCOPE newsletter that is distributed by email with information on legislation and research projects related to phosphate.
www.planet4farmers.co.uk: Information on PLANET, MANNER-NPK, forthcoming seminars and other events and downloadable software updates.
www.rothamsted.ac.uk: The Rothamsted Research site with details of current research, forthcoming events and training opportunities. The liming advisory software Rothlime can be downloaded free.
www.gov.scot: This site holds the PEPFAA code of good practice and NVZ Guidance for Scotland. Easiest way to find documents is to enter keywords in the search box.
www.sepa.org.uk: Scottish Environment Protection Agency site with information on diffuse pollution at www.sepa.org.uk/regulations/water/diffuse-pollution/diffuse-pollution-in-the-rural-environment/.
http://wales.gov.uk: NVZ Guidance for Wales is here. Select Environment and countryside (under Topics) then Water (under Environment - protection and quality) then Nitrates Directives.

www.wrap.org.uk: WRAP web site has information on use of compost and digestate in agriculture, horticulture and forestry.

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