The Scottish Government’s Rural Payments and Inspections Davison recently published new guidance to the CAP Greening requirements (published 18 February 2016).
These changes include:
- New requirements for nitrogen fixing crops under EFA.
- EFA features must be mapped showing the size and location of each feature. Maps must be submitted with your 2016 SAF.
- New compulsory requirement to include a lime and nitrogen fertiliser plan for permanent grassland.
- EFA field margins and buffer strips no longer have to be adjacent to arable land but can be within 5 metres of arable land.
Please see the latest guidance here.