Farming update - September/October

September

1 You can cut or trim hedges and trees from this date. (GAEC 7a and 7c)

1 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 Start of closed period for applying manufactured nitrogen fertilisers to tillage land. (SMR 1)

15 Start of closed period for applying manufactured nitrogen fertilisers to grassland. (SMR 1)

16 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)

Mid Tier applications need to be submitted by 30 September 2017

October

1 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)

15 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 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)

If you would like more information, please contact Megan Lock at the CLA South East office on 01264 313434 or email megan.lock@cla.org.uk