What are the rules for?
There are 8 rules which aim to:
- promote good practice in managing fertilisers and manures
- encourage land managers to take reasonable precautions to prevent diffuse pollution from runoff or soil erosion
- require soil tests at least every 5 years
What are the rules?
Rule 1: planning use of manures and fertilisers
Rule 2: storing organic manures
Rule 3: applying manures or fertilisers
Rule 4: where not to apply organic manures
Rule 5: where not to apply fertiliser
Rule 6: reasonable precautions to prevent soil erosion
Rule 7: protecting against soil erosion by livestock
Rule 8: position of livestock feeders
For a brief summary of the rules download: Farming Rules for Water: are you on the right track?