Key Up and Coming Important Dates

Throughout the year within the farming calendar there are many dates to be aware of, below are some of those up and coming dates which we would like to remind you of:

 

20 August Ecological Focus Area (EFA) catch crops must be established by this date. (Basic Payment Scheme)
31 August Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier application window closes
1 September You can cut or trim hedges and trees from this date. (GAEC* 7a and 7c)
1 September 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 shallow or sandy soils. (SMR** 1)
1 September Start of closed period for applying manufactured nitrogen fertilisers to tillage land. (SMR 1)
15 September Start of closed period for applying manufactured nitrogen fertilisers to grassland. (SMR 1)
16 September 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 which have been sown with crops on or before 15 September. (SMR 1)
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