CAP REFORMAND GREENING
In 2015 the new round of Common Agricultural Policy reforms were implemented, including seeding options for Ecological Focus Areas (EFA). A major part of this legislation is the requirement for an Ecological Focus Area (EFA) equal to 5% of the claimed area. This requirement can be met in a number of ways including the establishment of catch or cover crops, wild bird seed mixtures on fallow land and provision of buffer strips. For all of these, the rules governing choice and mixture are very similar to the existing stewardship schemes. In addition to this guide we have also produced a supplement for greening, catch and green cover crops. This explores these options in more detail and the range of seeds available to comply with them. We have tried to keep what can become an unnecessarily complicated subject as straightforward as possible. If you have difficulty finding what you need or would like to discuss your options further, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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