The European Commission has with the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for 2023-27 regulated, via Regulation EU/2021/2115 (European Commission, 2021), preamble and Article 15.4g, that Member States shall ensure “sustainable management of nutrients, including at the latest as from 2024 the use of a Farm Sustainability Tool for Nutrients, which is any digital application that provides at least:

  1. a balance of the main nutrients at field-scale;
  2. the legal requirements on nutrients;
  3. soil data, based on available information and analyses;
  4. data from the integrated administration and control system (IACS) relevant for nutrient management;”
CropManager is a dedicated electronic Farm Sustainability Tool (FaST) according to the definitions given in the EU Regulation. The app is interoperable and has for instance a facility for import of data from public registers, such as Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) data, including shapefiles from the Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS).