Herbal leys in the White Peak!

Herbal leys in the White Peak!

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    SK17 8RU

    Rising Sun Farm



    SK17 8RU

    United Kingdom

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    Tour of the White Peak field trials – 4 farms in one day (Bakewell/Buxton area). Free Lunch provided - Booking Essential

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    Discover the benefits of herbal leys for farming & environment

    • Quality forage, high in protein and minerals

    • Good yields without nitrogen fertiliser, saving money & reducing carbon footprint – 100ha holding with 120 cows plus followers could save circa £26,300/year on nitrate fertiliser

    • Wide grazing window

    • Versatile and tolerant of different growing conditions & seasons

    • Good for wildlife, soil & water

    • See establishment, grazing & mowing trials

    • See herbal leys working at whole farm scale

    Herbal ley payments under environmental schemes

    • £358/ha under Countryside Stewardship Mid-Tier (GS4)

    • Rotate with low input cereals (AB14, £236/ha) and whole-crop cereals (AB7, £554/ha), which will grow without fertiliser following the ley

    • Increases likelihood of CSF capital grants under CS Mid-Tier

    • Payments under Severn Trent Water STEPS Scheme & Peak Park Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL)

    • Defra’s upcoming Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI)

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    Find out about nature recovery payments

    • Deliver for wildlife alongside food production

    • Maximise returns on less productive parts of the farm; steep slopes, dry or waterlogged soils

    • Payments under CS Higher Tier Scheme (up to £641/ha), Defra’s upcoming Local Nature Recovery Scheme & private sector Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG)

    Talk to your East Midlands CSF Officers about capital grants

    • Up to £120,000 (Water quality) & £120,000 (Air quality) available under CS mid-tier, where endorsed by your CSFO.

    • Boundary grants for walls & hedgerows to help grazing management, enhance the landscape & help wildlife

    Book free farm advice visits from industry experts to save money and comply with regulation

    • Farm Infrastructure Audits

    • Slurry & manure handling

    • Nutrient management planning

    • Maximising Countryside Stewardship

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