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Webinar | Digestate Spreading

24 January, 2023 2:00PM - 4:00PM

This webinar will help participants gain a better understanding of the Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZ) closed period, its dates, and penalties for spreading during the closed period. Topics will include Farming Rules for Water (FRfW) regulations for England and the rules in Wales for digestate as organic fertiliser and digestate which remains waste. The course also includes managing digestate storage over winter, lagoon covers and blackgrass seeds. You will find this course useful if you are an AD plant operator, farmer, spreading contractor or haulage company.



  1. Digestate management: Introduction and overview of the various policy and regulatory considerations, future policy expected, appropriate measures Jo Goad and Charlotte Marcel, ADBA
  2. Regulatory update: An operator’s obligations under Farming Rules for Water (FRfW), spreading obligations Julie Tate, Natural Resources Wales and Ben Brown, WRM
  3. An agronomical perspective – Delving into the FRfW, defining crop need and soil health Phil Hobbs, Anaerobic Analytics 
  4. Storage solutions: How have storage requirements changed, how much storage can an operator expect to require, what solutions are out there James Magee, Agri Environmental
  5. Q&A



ADBA Members: Free-of-charge

Non-Members: £100 + VAT per person*


For questions about the webinar content, contact Charlotte Marcel, Technical Strategy Lead at ADBA, at and +44 (0) 203 960 0772


* tickets are non-refundable

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