Key Cross Compliance & Greening Requirements Dates for October

Posted: October 2, 2017 by Karen Kipling
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Key dates for October to ensure you are compliant with the cross compliance and greening requirements.

1 October You can burn heather, rough grass, bracken, gorse or vaccinium on land in upland areas from this date. (GAEC* 6)
1 October Start of closed period for applying organic manure with a high readily available nitrogen content (for example, slurry, poultry manures or liquid digested sewage sludge) to tillage land on soils which are not shallow or sandy. (SMR** 1)
1 October Ecological Focus Areas (EFA) catch crops must be retained until at least this date. (Basic Payment Scheme Rules: rules for 2017)
1 October EFA cover crops must be established by this date. (Basic Payment Scheme Rules: rules for 2017)
15 October Start of closed period for applying organic manure with a high readily available nitrogen content (for example, slurry, poultry manures or liquid digested sewage sludge) to grassland on soils which are not shallow or sandy. (SMR 1)
31 October If you hold a summer water abstraction licence (authorising abstraction wholly within the months of April to October), the Environment Agency will make actual abstraction return forms available to you from 31 October. You then have 28 days to send your readings to the Environment Agency. (GAEC 2)
*GAEC = Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition  **SMR = Statutory Management Requirements

 

For more detail on the information provided in the key dates table, please go to the relevant section of ‘The guide to cross compliance in England 2017’ and Basic Payment Scheme Rules: rules for 2017   

For more detailed questions and information please contact:

Robert Sullivan

Director

MBPR

Email: rjs@gscgrays.co.uk

Tel: 0191 3039541

Ali Gray

Rural Director

FAAV

Email: ajg@gscgrays.co.uk

Tel: 01665 568 311