Reducing the Risk of Breaching Cross Compliance Rules

It is important to reduce the risk of any breaches or mistakes which can cause penalties on your farm support payments (including BPS).

Here are the Important Management Practices to be aware of for August 2020:

1st August – Start of close period for applying organic manures with high readily available Nitrogen content (e.g. slurry, poultry manures, liquid digested sewage sludge) to tillage land on shallow or sandy soils, except where crops will be sown on or before 15th September.

If you have been granted a derogation by RPA, you may be able to cut or trim hedges throughout August, to sow oilseed rape or temporary grassland. (GAEC 7a)

For any queries on cross compliance and farm records, contact Emily at or your local FCG Office.

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