Title: Düngemittelverordnung (DüngeV) - Use of Fertilisers Ordinance 
Resource Type: document --> policy documents 
Country: Germany 
Year: 2003 
Availability: German version: Verordnung über die Grundsätze der guten fachlichen Praxis beim Düngen. Ausfertigungsdatum: 26. Januar 1996 Verkündungsfundstelle: BGBl I 1996, 118 Sachgebiet: FNA 7820-7 Stand: Stand: Zuletzt geändert durch Art. 1 V v. 14. 2.2003 I 235 
Author 1/Producer: Federal Republic of Germany 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://bundesrecht.juris.de/bundesrecht/d_ngev  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Diffuse pollution-->Sources
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Soil-->Soil Overview
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Long description: The Ordinance on Principles of Good Professional Practice in the Use of Fertilisers (Use of Fertilisers Ordinance) of 26.01.1996 was enacted on the basis of the Fertilisers Act (DMG). This is intended to bring about better protection of waters against (diffuse) pollution, especially nitrate, from agricultural sources. The Use of Fertilisers Ordinance also serves to implement the EC Nitrate Directive. According to Section 1a of the Fertilisers Act, fertilisers may only be used in accordance with good professional practice. This means, among other things, that the use of fertilisers in terms of nature, quantity and timing must be geared to the needs of the plants and the soil having regard to the nutrients and organic substances available in the soil and the local and growing conditions. 
Submitted By: Maike Hauschild WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 18/11/2004

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