Nitrate Vulnerable Zones: Back to basics
FAS has produced a technical article called 'NVZ: Back to basics', which provides a simple guide to the NVZ requirements.
Tree cutting and trimming rules
A summary on the rules under GAEC 7c (Trees), including who the rules apply to, exceptions to the rules and when and how you can apply for a derogation.
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Using greening features on your farm in 2021
In 2021, the ‘greening’ requirements previously attached to 30% of farmers’ Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payment came to an end. In this article, we provide information on how the existing…
Soil management requirements
If you are a Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) claimant, there are soil management rules that you must comply with or you may receive a reduction in your payments. This article provides a…
Slurry storage requirements
This article aims to provide practical guidance on the manure storage requirements to ensure farmers have the information they need to get the best from their manures and comply with…