A REMINDER OF SOME KEY FARMING DATES IN OCTOBER

1st October

Ecological Focus Area (EFA) cover crops should have been established by this date and retained until at least 15th January in the following year.

This also marks the start of closed period for applying organic manure with a high, readily available nitrogen content to cultivated land on soils which are not shallow or sandy, within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ).  This includes slurry, poultry manures and sewage sludge.  See SMR1 of the 2019 Guide to Cross Compliance for further information.

14th October

EFA catch crops must be retained until at least this date.

15th October

This marks the start of the closed period for applying organic manure with a high, readily available nitrogen content to grassland on soils that are not shallow or sandy, within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ).

Please contact us on 01793 842055 if you would like further information regarding the greening rules or NVZs.