Minister on the kvælstofkrav: Agriculture, have not delivered

Agriculture has already scored a win, but has not delivered the prize, says minister on the new kvælstofkrav. Agricultural call it "politics at its worst",

Minister on the kvælstofkrav: Agriculture, have not delivered

Agriculture has already scored a win, but has not delivered the prize, says minister on the new kvælstofkrav.

Agricultural call it "politics at its worst", that a majority in the Danish Parliament are in agreement that the profession must cut its emissions of nitrogen more than expected.

Danish minister Mogens Jensen (S) call, on the other hand "policy, when it is necessary."

- as we can see, that we are afterwards to reduce emissions of nitrogen, then we have to politically to respond and make sure that we get the necessary reduction. It is necessary, if we want to ensure our aquatic environment, " says Mogens Jensen.

the Government on Monday, together with its supporting parties and the Alternative entered into an agreement that brings forward a requirement to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 3500 tonnes from 2021 to 2020.

In connection with the landbrugspakken, which the previous government agreed with the Danish people's Party, promised agriculture 1xbet itself to reduce its emissions of nitrogen significantly towards a less stringent regulation.

the Government has decided to bring forward the claim, because agriculture has not cut emissions of nitrogen enough.

- the Precondition for agriculture were allowed to use more fertilizers, which emit nitrogen, was, that they themselves should take care to ensure that there are sown catch crops or other instruments, which is to incorporate the nitrogen, says fødevareministeren.

- And it has not happened. They have already scored a win, even if they have not delivered the prize, he continues.

As part of the agreement to which the next year established 380.000 hectares of catch crops on the Danish fields.

It is a crop which is typically planted after harvest, which is able to absorb and thus reduce the leaching of nitrogen.

According to Martin Merrild, chairman of the Agriculture & Food products, many farmers have no place to so the science in their fields with such short notice, without being expensive and heavy.

Mogens Jensen recognises that the new requirements come late.

I may of course regret that we report it as late as the government but there is just no doubt that the effort is necessary, he says.

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Date Of Update: 25 November 2019, 16:00

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