Scientific Committee of the Manure Act

The Scientific Committee of the Manure Act (CDM) has been established to advise and give recommendations to the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture & Innovation on issues dealing with the adaptation of the manure Act.

The topics include:

  • application standards for nitrogen and phosphorus,
  • fertilizer recommendations for nitrogen,
  • nitrogen and phosphorus excretion by livestock,
  • gaseous losses from housing and manure storage,
  • method to calculate ammonia emission from agriculture in the Netherlands,
  • agricultural and environmental assessment of products to be used as fertilizer,
  • assessment of products to be used for co-digestion,
  • assessment of manure treatment installations,
  • future view of livestock farming systems,
  • scientific underpinning of derogation request for Nitrates Directive, and
  • scientific review of reports and research.

The advices and reports are public.