DEFRA have now partially clarified how they will implement the new EU Greening requirements for the 2018 Scheme Year in England.
The key changes expected are:
There will be a ban on the use of Plant Protection Products on EFA Fallow Land, Catch & Cover Crops and Nitrogen Fixing Crops. This ban is expected to apply to the full lifecycle of the crop (or 1st January to 30th June in the case of Fallow) and will include a ban on seed treatments.
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