Key Dates for Cross Compliance and Greening

Posted: July 9, 2018 by Karen Kipling
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To ensure you stay compliant with cross compliance and greening requirements in England, please check below for key dates and deadlines coming up in August:

1 August If you have been granted a derogation by RPA, you may be able to cut or trim hedges throughout August, to sow oilseed rape or temporary grassland. (GAEC* 7a)
1 August 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 shallow or sandy soils except where crops will be sown on or before 15 September. (SMR** 1)
20 August EFA catch crops must be established by this date (and retained until at least 14 October) (BPS guidance)

If you have any queries regarding Cross Compliance or Greening requirements, why contact a member of our Farm Business Services team:


Robert Sullivan




Tel: 0191 3039541

Ali Gray

Rural Director



Tel: 01665 568 311