Farm nitrogen discharges have been substantially cut under Denmark's second national action plan on the water environment, the national environmental research institute (DMU) reported on Monday. Releases in 2003 - the last year covered by the plan - should be about 162,000 tonnes, more or less meeting a goal of halving emissions from levels in the mid-1980s. Limits on fertiliser application and measures to increase utilisation of nutrients by farm animals are credited for the reduction. A third national water plan is under development. See DMU report and third water plan.
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