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Below are the latest key dates issued by the Farming Advice Service (FAS).  These dates are to help farmers stay compliant with the cross compliance and greening requirements in England.

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

EFA cover crops must be established by this date (and retained until at least 15 January 2019)

 

14 October

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

 

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)

 

1 November

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

 

30 November

If you have a two-part tariff agreement for your water abstraction licence, expect to receive your second part charge after 30 November. (GAEC 2)

 

* GAEC = Good Agricultural and Environmental Conditions

**SMR = Statutory Management Requirements

 

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