|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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.