Date  Requirement
January 1st 

You can apply organic manure with a high readily available nitrogen content (for example, slurry, poultry manures or liquid digested sewage sludge) to grassland and tillage land on shallow or sandy soils from this date if conditions are suitable and you adhere to the quantity restrictions for application of these manures. (SMR 1)

January 1st 

Beginning of the year for assessing the annual amount of livestock manure applied to your land. (SMR 1)

January 16th

You can apply manufactured nitrogen fertilisers to grassland and tillage land from this date if conditions are suitable. (SMR 1)

February 1st

You can apply organic manure with a high readily available nitrogen content (for example, slurry, poultry manures or liquid digested sewage sludge) to grassland and tillage land on all soil types from this date if conditions are suitable and you adhere to the quantity restrictions for application of these manures. (SMR 1)

February 28th

End of the quantity restrictions for application of organic manures with a high readily available nitrogen content. (SMR 1)

April 30th

You must have recorded the number of ‘specified’ livestock kept on your farm during the previous calendar year and calculated the amount of nitrogen they produced. You must also record the number and type of livestock in a building or hardstanding during the previous storage period. (SMR 1)

July 31st 

If your land was in a nitrate vulnerable zone (NVZ) for the first time in 2017, you must meet all the NVZ rules from this date. (SMR 1)

 

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4R Reassurance will provide you with all Cross Compliance Dates in your Farm Pack