Fallow land and bps

farmerm

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Shropshire
I can't see why not. Ground doesnt really rest though, fallow here works hard growing at least 2 generations of groundsel a crop of wild oats and some volunteer cereals with some mayweed for good measure. I have spent more time managing some fallow than if it was growing a crop!
 

steveR

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I can't see why not. Ground doesnt really rest though, fallow here works hard growing at least 2 generations of groundsel a crop of wild oats and some volunteer cereals with some mayweed for good measure. I have spent more time managing some fallow than if it was growing a crop!
Be grateful you are not growing willowherb as well.... :( 'kin stuff....!

Wondering if 10kg/ha of mustard would smother the damned things as they germinate?? ;)
 
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farmerm

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Shropshire
Be grateful you are not growing willowherb as well.... :( 'kin stuff....!

Wondering if 10kg/ha of mustard would smother the damned things as they germinate?? ;)
I think in intentionally forget that 'astard, I try to erase it from my mind! That 'kin stuff laughs off 4L of glyphosate :(.
 

farmerm

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Location
Shropshire


Land lying fallowFA01All land you are planning to count as fallow land for BPS.

Wild bird mixes can be coded under a number of different land use codes, as long as in your individual example matches the criteria, for example:

a) as a mixed crop if there is an area where a seed mixture is sown, it doesn’t matter what crops are included in the mix.

b) as fallow land when it is land which has no crop production or grazing on it, but is maintained in a state suitable for grazing or cultivation.

These must be an un-harvestable mix of at least 2 crops that support wildlife and pollinators (advisers from the ‘Championing the Farmed Environment’ can help farmers choose). Wild-bird seed mixes should be an area with a balanced combination of small-seed bearing crops, for example Barley, Triticale, Kale, Quinoa, Linseed, Millet, Mustard, Fodder radish, Sunflower. This will benefit over-wintering birds.

Pollen sources and nectar sources should be in an area with a mixture of nectar-rich plants, for example Red clover, Alsike clover, Bird’s foot trefoil, Sainfoin, Musk mallow or Common knapweed. This will benefit nectar feeding insects like butterflies and bumble bees.
 

steveR

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Mixed Farmer
I think in intentionally forget that 'astard, I try to erase it from my mind! That 'kin stuff laughs off 4L of glyphosate :(.
My agronomist suggested 490g Gallup HiActive @ 4-5 for big stuffl!!

Got a4ha block of WW stubble that is a carpet of Willowherb seedlings right now, so I have held off DD the Bumblebird mix in, until I have killed it all, DEAD!

Plan B is plough...
 

farmerm

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Location
Shropshire
My agronomist suggested 490g Gallup HiActive @ 4-5 for big stuffl!!

Got a4ha block of WW stubble that is a carpet of Willowherb seedlings right now, so I have held off DD the Bumblebird mix in, until I have killed it all, DEAD!

Plan B is plough...
Well my agronomist cant get hold of any Glyphosate in any formulation this side of the New Year.....
 

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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