Key Dates – From Farming Advice Scheme

1 AugustFor any land located in a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ), this is the start of the 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 (except where crops will be sown on or before 15 September).  (SMR**1)
1 AugustIf 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).
18 AugustThe deadline for applying for Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers is 18 August.
31 AugustThe deadline for making certain changes to a Countryside Stewardship revenue claim declaration that was submitted before midnight on 15 May (without reduction). If you missed the deadline for Countryside Stewardship (CS) revenue claim declarations or Environmental Stewardship (ES) revenue claims without reduction on 15 May, 31 August at 11:59pm is also the deadline for late CS revenue claim declarations and ES revenue claims (with reduction).(GOV.UK)