Advanced manure standards for sustainable nutrient management and reduced emissions

Manure Standards

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Enhanced manure management is one of the most important ways to reduce nutrient loading to the Baltic Sea. Farm-scale nutrient balance requires high-quality data on manure quantity and characteristics. The national manure data across the Baltic Sea countries is variable. To ensure a level playing field to all stakeholders dealing with manure management, joint guidelines for determining manure data should be developed.


New, comparable manure data will be developed for use in planning, regulating, guiding and practical implementation of manure management in the Baltic Sea Region. Impact of their use will be assessed and implementation plans made.