MID-TIER COUNTRYSIDE STEWARDSHIP UPDATE

Deadline Reminder

DATE WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
By 31st May ·         Request a Mid-Tier application pack see: How to request an application pack

 

·         Contact your local Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer for water quality items that need approval.  A full list of these items can be provided on request from the office.

 

·         Contact Natural England for endorsement if applying for certain options previously only available through Higher Tier for management of priority habitats and species – see Page 30-32 of the manual for details:  Mid-Tier Stewardship Manual

31st July Final deadline for submitting the full application

 

Free one to one clinics

ADAS are offering free one to one clinics on the following dates:

28/05/19         NW Auctions J36, Crooklands LA7 7F

28/05/19         Hexham Market, Tyne Green, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3SG

29/05/19         Driffield Rugby Club, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 9DW

30/05/19         Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth CA13 0QQ

30/05/19         Skipton Golf Club, Short Lee lane, Skipton, BD23 3LF

04/06/19         Silkstone Golf Club, Field Head, Elmhirst Lane, Silkstone, Barnsley, S75 4LD

06/06/19         Moot Hall, Keswick CA12 5JR

06/06/19         Penrith Conference Centre CA11 8RG

11/06/19         The Teesdale Hotel, Market Place, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0QG

13/06/19         Green Hammerton Village Hall, Green Hammerton, York, YO26 8BQ

 

The clinics are an opportunity for an adviser to talk through the Stewardship options specific to your farm.  Booking is essential on 08453 713399 or e mail: bookings@adas.co.uk.

 

Upper Aire Catchment - New High Priority water quality area

If you farm in the Upper Aire catchment outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park you may now be within a high priority water quality area and eligible for water quality grants such as roofing over of manure stores/ livestock gathering areas and concreting of yards.   You can check if you are in a high priority area on “Magic Map” - Magic Map – and click water quality within the Countryside Stewardship Targeting & Scoring Layers.

 

Reminder about soil testing

If you have an existing Mid-Tier Stewardship agreement with low input grassland options (GS2 & GS5) you should have done a soil test on these areas and submitted the results with your annual claim by 15th May.  We have heard from a farmer whose claim has been put on hold until he submits his results so would recommend testing as soon as possible.

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