Farm Business Update 2014: FAS and cross compliance

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Farm Business Update 2014 presentation of FAS taken from the Aylsham Event.

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  • 1. Click to edit Master title style Cross Compliance Bob Bulmer
  • 2. Click to edit Master title style 2014 guidance plans SPS online claimants with a valid email address will receive an emailed update providing a link to the RPA website with a fully updated 2014 handbook and SPR additional page to print out, complete and keep with the SPR2010. All other customers will receive a mailing from w/comm. 6th December containing:  Covering letter  16 page update booklet  SPR additional page for 2014  A ‘where to find the latest rules’ document 2
  • 3. Click to edit Master title style 2014 Handbook If you do not have access to the 2014 online consolidated handbook the following documents make up the 2014 guidance:  2012 handbook  December 2012 update for 2013 rules  July 2013 update with revised pages for GAEC 19, SMR 4 and SMR7  December 2013 update for 2014 rules  Anyone whose email ‘bounces’ will receive the pack later in December. 3
  • 4. Click to edit Master title style Updates for 2014 4
  • 5. Click to edit Master title style Cross Compliance failures 2011 and 2012
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  • 7. Click to edit Master title style Soil Protection Review needs reviewing!  The farmer had not conducted a Soil Protection Review or not able to produce it on request. The farmer has not adequately completed the SPR. The farmer has not entered when they accessed waterlogged land
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  • 9. Click to edit Master title style SPR2010: Completing a Farm Soil Plan
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  • 12. Click to edit Master title style GAEC 1 – Soil Protection Review The SPR 2010 was originally only expected to run until 2013. Therefore an additional page is required to cover the 2014 inspection year. The additional page is being sent to all SPS customers who will receive a hard copy update. It is also available on the RPA website. It must be kept with the SPR2010. Advisors to note the SPR MUST be kept ‘on farm or this will be treated as a breach’. 1
  • 13. Click to edit Master title style SPR Continuation sheet
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  • 16. Click to edit Master title style SPR Continuation sheet
  • 17. Click to edit Master title style NVZ guidance available at www.gov.uk/nitrate-vulnerable-zones
  • 18. Click to edit Master title style NVZs – Main problems • Records • Fertiliser plan • Risk map • Manure storage calculation • Location of manure heaps • Application of organic manures too close to a watercourse
  • 19. Click to edit Master title style Manure risk map
  • 20. Click to edit Master title style Livestock Manure Nitrogen Loading Aims of the proposed measuresClosed periods - Organic Manures • Organic manures with a high readily available N content (>30% of total N) e.g. slurry, poultry manure and liquid anaerobic digestate. Grassland Tillage land Sandy or shallow soils 1 September to 31 December 1 August to 31 December All other soils 15 October to 31st January 1 October to 31st January • Sandy and shallow soils OK between 1st August and 15th September if crop sown before 15th September • Slurry max application rate (30m³/ha) and minimum return period (3 weeks) up to end of Feb • Exemptions for organic producers • Pages 37 to 39
  • 21. Click to edit Master title style N max • Nmax rules now apply to a range of horticultural crops • When calculating the Nmax you will need to include the nitrogen contained in all organic manures (previously animal manures only)
  • 22. Click to edit Master title style Livestock Manure Nitrogen Loading • Cover any poultry manure without bedding with an impermeable sheet • Locate heaps at least 10m from surface water and 50m from springs wells or boreholes • Avoid land that is waterlogged or likely to flood • Move heaps at least every 12 months • Leave a two year gap before returning to the same site • Keep a record of the sites used and location date • New rules • 20% slopes heap has to be located 30m from surface water • Heap has to occupy as small an area as possible Aims of the proposed measures Field Storage of Solid Manures
  • 23. Click to edit Master title style GAEC 14 Protection of Water courses and hedgerows
  • 24. Click to edit Master title style Protection zones  Cultivated  Applied pesticide, fertiliser in the protection zone.
  • 25. Click to edit Master title style SMR 9 Restrictions on the use of Plant Protection Products  Maximum dose levels exceeded  Permitted number of applications exceeded.  Application using a non-approved method of application  Not having the necessary certificate of competence to use pesticides.  Applying pesticides outside of the target area such as too close to watercourses.
  • 26. Click to edit Master title style Buffer Types LERAP A or B AQUATIC
  • 27. Click to edit Master title style LERAP’s Local Environment Risk Assessment for Pesticides • Water protection • Statutory measure – recorded (3yrs) • Dry ditch – 1 metre buffer • Open water-body – 5 metres unless it can be reduced (5m to 1m) • Rate • Sprayer or nozzle LERAP star rating • All crops on label
  • 28. Click to edit Master title style Aquatic Buffers Interim scheme – water protection Crop based buffer zones • Could have different buffers on different crops • Statutory measure – recorded (3yrs) Either 5 metre reducible with LERAP, or could be:- 6 – 20 metres (non reducible) Dry ditch then 1 metre
  • 29. Click to edit Master title style Best Solution - Grass strip against main watercourses
  • 30. Click to edit Master title style SMR 9 Restrictions on the use of Plant Protection Products • Sustainable use directive. • Demonstrate IPM practices are being followed from 2014. •Complete an IPM plan •www.voluntaryinitiative.org.uk •Useful evidence for farm assurance schemes and cross compliance inspections
  • 31. Click to edit Master title style Single Payment Scheme Cross Compliance Requirements Maintenance of habitats and landscape features GAEC 1 – Soil Protection Review GAEC 5 – Environmental Impact Assessments GAEC 6 - Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI’s) GAEC 7 – Scheduled monuments GAEC 8 – Public Rights of Way GAEC 9 – Overgrazing & unsuitable supplementary feeding GAEC 10 - Heather & grass burning GAEC 11 – Control of weeds GAEC 12 – Land not in production GAEC 13 – Stone walls GAEC 14 – Protection of hedges and watercourses GAEC 15 – Hedgerows GAEC 16 – Felling of trees GAEC 17 – Tree Preservation Orders GAEC 18 - Water Abstraction GAEC 19 - No Spread Zones
  • 32. Click to edit Master title style SMR 1 -Wild birds SMR 2 -Groundwater SMR 3 - Sewage Sludge SMR 4 - Nitrate Vulnerable Zones SMR 5 - Habitats and Species SMR 6 - Pig identification and registration SMR 7 - Cattle identification and registration SMR 8 - Sheep and goat identification SMR 9 - Restrictions on the use of plant protection products SMR 10- Restrictions on the use of substances having hormonal or thyrostatic action and beta- agonists in farm animals SMR 11 - Food and Feed Law SMR 12 - Prevention and control of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) SMR 13 - Control of Foot and Mouth Disease SMR 14 - Control of certain animal diseases SMR 15 - Control of Bluetongue SMR 16 - Welfare of calves SMR 17 - Welfare of pigs SMR 18 - Welfare of farmed animals Statutory management requirements (SMRs)
  • 33. Click to edit Master title style Are you prepared?
  • 34. Click to edit Master title style Farming Advice Service Access to expert advice through a technical helpline Regional and national events, tailored to reflect the needs of different groups and advice themes Helpline number: 0845 345 1302 Website: www.defra.gov.uk/farming-advice