30 June End of Ecological Focus Area (EFA) period for EFA fallow land and nitrogen fixing crops. (Basic Payment Scheme: rules for 2017)
30 June End of cropping and fallow period for crop diversification. (Basic Payment Scheme: rules for 2017)
1 August If you have been granted a derogation by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA), you may be able to cut or trim hedges throughout August, or to sow oilseed rape or temporary grassland. (GAEC* 7a)
1 August Start of closed period for applying organic manure with a high readily-available nitrogen content (for example, slurry, poultry manures or liquid digested sewage sludge) to tillage land on shallow or sandy soils except where crops will be sown on or before 15 September. (SMR** 1)
1 August EFA catch crops must be established by this date (and retained until at least 1 October 2017). (Basic Payment Scheme: rules for 2017)
1 September You can cut or trim hedges and trees from this date. (GAEC 7a and 7c)
1 September Start of closed period for applying organic manure with a high readily-available nitrogen content (for example, slurry, poultry manures or liquid digested sewage sludge) to grassland on shallow or sandy soils. (SMR 1)
1 September Start of closed period for applying manufactured nitrogen fertilisers to tillage land. (SMR 1)
1 October EFA cover crops must be established by this date (and retained until at least 15 January 2018). (Basic Payment Scheme: rules for 2017)

*GAEC = Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition

** SMR = Statutory Management Requirements

 

For more detail on the information provided in the key dates table, please go to the relevant sections of  the Cross Compliance Compliance in England 2017 by following this link https://www.gov.uk/guidance/cross-compliance-2017