Greening will remain a key part of the BPS until the scheme ends. Andersons’ 2018 Greening Factsheet is accessible by clicking here.
The 2018 scheme year has seen a number of rule changes that applicants need to be aware of. These include;
- Restrictions on applying Plant Protection Products (PPP) on Ecological Focus Areas (EFA) land, and also restrictions on some field operations on EFA fallow
- Removal of the 30Ha limit on Greening derogations
- Weighting of Nitrogen Fixing Crops (NFC) for EFA increased to 1.0 from 0.7
- An extension to the period Catch Crops must be in place
More details on these are given in the 2018 Greening Factsheet.