This Decree of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, which is composed of 22 articles and one Annex, establishes requirements for the use of nitrates from agricultural sources, biogass slurry and other organic fertilizers outside the farm where they were produced. The fertilization with liquid organic fertilizers on agricultural land is prohibited from 15 November to 15 February. The fertilization with manure on arable land is prohibited from 1 December to 15 February. The fertilization with mineral fertilizers containing nitrogen, is prohibited from 15 November 1 March, except fertilization of agricultural crops in greenhouses.
Implements: Environmental Protection Act. (2006-04-04)
Amends: Regulation on the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources. (2009-12-24)
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The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war.