Welsh Agricultural contractors appear to be taking significant blame for the problems relating to slurry application in Wales. The Welsh Government has put forward draft proposals to introduce a blanket NVZ and the National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) needs members and non-members to respond to this important confidential survey so that it can gather facts to present to Government on a positive and pro-active way forward. The NAAC would like to see a professional, risk-based approach to application, allowing the industry to make decisions based on the weather and spreading conditions, rather than the pressure of calendar dates.