Key Cross Compliance Dates for October

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Key Cross Compliance Dates for October

11th October 2017

1 October

You can burn heather, rough grass, bracken, gorse or vaccinium on land in upland areas from this date. (GAEC* 6)

1 October

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)

1 October

Ecological Focus Areas (EFA) catch crops must be retained until at least this date. (Basic Payment Scheme Rules: rules for 2017)

1 October

EFA cover crops must be established by this date. (Basic Payment Scheme Rules: rules for 2017)

15 October

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 October

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)

* GAEC = Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition
** SMR = Statutory Management Requirements

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