Scottish Government has updated the Greening guidance for 2016.
The main updates are:
· more information on the previously-announced requirement to complete a nitrogen fertiliser and lime plan for permanent grassland, including guidance on the use of nitrogen fertiliser and an example of a nutrient plan.
· Requirement to incorporate the green crop cover in your Ecological Focus Area has been removed.
· Annex relating to the crop diversification equivalence option has been removed, as this will not be implemented in 2016.
· Annex J has been updated with more detailed guidance on how to compile and submit a map of your managed Ecological Focus Area
Scottish Government has also added a number of clarifications, including diagrams showing the location of EFA field margins in relation to EFA nitrogen-fixing crops.