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Farming Advice Sep 15
Today is the start of closed period for applying with a high readily available nitrogen content (e.g. slurry, poultry manures or liquid digested sewage sludge) to tillage land on shallowsandy soils which have been sown with crops on or before 15 September. (SMR 1)
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Farming Advice Sep 5
Key date: 15 September - Start of closed period for applying manufactured nitrogen fertilisers to grassland. (SMR 1)
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Farming Advice Aug 28
Key date: 1 September - Start of closed period for applying manufactured nitrogen fertilisers to tillage land. (SMR 1)
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Farming Advice Aug 23
Key date: 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)
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Farming Advice Aug 20
Key date: 1 September - You can cut or trim hedges and trees from this date. (GAEC 7a and 7c)
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Farming Advice Aug 15
Key date: 26 August - Don’t forget that you have an obligation to reinstate cross field paths after ploughing or disturbance
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Farming Advice Aug 7
Key date: 20 August - EFA must be established by this date (and retained until at least 14 October) (BPS guidance)
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Farming Advice Aug 1
Today is the start of the closed period for applying with a high readily available nitrogen content (e.g. slurry, poultry manures or liquid digested sewage sludge) to tillage land on shallow/sandy soils except where crops will be sown on or before 15 Sep. (SMR 1)
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Farming Advice Jul 31
From today - if you have been granted a derogation by the RPA, you may be able to cut or trim hedges throughout August, to sow oilseed rape or temporary grassland. (GAEC 7a)
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Farming Advice Jul 31
require farmers to first test their soils and use the result to plan fertiliser applications, saving money. Find out how:
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Farming Advice Jul 29
allow farmers to decide which actions to take to avoid soil erosion and water pollution. Find out how:
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Farming Advice Jul 24
Key date: 31 July - If your land was in a nitrate vulnerable zone (NVZ) for the first time in 2017, you must meet all the NVZ rules from this date. (SMR 1)
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Farming Advice Jul 22
rules for water will ensure all farmers in England follow basic good practice, including about how you should prevent soil erosion and runoff. Are you on the right track?
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RPA May 5
Want to know more about Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier agreements - why not attend one of our local events Visit now to book your session
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Farming Advice May 9
Water abstraction information Once you have an abstraction licence, you must comply with its conditions. Read more:
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Farming Advice May 7
Keep up to date on public rights of way requirements (PROW) If you own or occupy agricultural land with a PROW, there are several rules you need to be aware of... Read more:
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RPA May 2
Want to know more about Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier agreements - why not attend one of our local events Visit now to book your session
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Farming Advice May 2
Nitrate Vulnerable Zones – reminders If any of your land is in a designated NVZ, you will need to comply with the NVZ rules. Read more
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Ricardo Energy & Environment May 1
Based in Chelmsford? Don’t miss Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier workshop on Thurs 9 May, 10am-1pm, Essex Young , CM3 3LQ. Book online at , call 01235 753575 or email faf@ricardo.com
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Ricardo Energy & Environment May 1
Considering Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier this year? Come to a workshop at Abbots Ripton Village Hall, Huntingdon, PE28 2PF on Wed 8 May, 10am-1pm. Book online at , call 01235 753575 or email faf@ricardo.com
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