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Act on agricultural use of fertilizers and plant cover (No. 388 of 2017).

Type of law
Date of original text

The Act aims to regulate the agricultural use of fertilizer and lays down provisions requiring the setting up of plant covers and other culture-related activities with the purpose of reducing nitrogen leaking. The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark regulates provisions of this Act and requires all activities of plant coverage (crop production, animal husbandry, forestry or their combinations) to notify and register their commercial enterprises, should these have an annual taxable turnover exceeding DKK 50 000. The Minister establishes rules regarding the trade of nitrogen fertilizers which activities must be reported with details on type, quantity and content in volume. Biogas, processing facilitiess and combustion plants must also be report data on the received fertilizers, manure and nitrogen contents thereof.
The Act consists of 8 Chapters and 2 (repealed) Appendices: Scope and purpose (1); Fertilization (2); Plant cover and other culture-related activities (3); Planning and accounting duties (4); Fertilize suppliers (5); Administration of the Act (6); Penal provisions (7); Transitional and entry into force provisions (8).
Date of consolidation/reprint
This is a consolidated version of Act No. 500 of 12 May 2013.The Act does not apply to Greenland nor the Faroe Islands.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse af lov om jordbrugets anvendelse af g dning og om planted kke.
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