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January

January 1st 2014
You can apply organic manure with a high readily available nitrogen content (for example, slurry, poultry manures or liquid digested sewage sludge) to grassland and tillage land on shallow or sandy soils from this date if conditions are suitable and you adhere to the quantity restrictions for application of these manures.

January 6th 2014
Beginning of the year for assessing the annual amount of livestock manure applied to your land.

January 16th 2014
You can apply manufactured nitrogen fertilisers to grassland and tillage land from this date if conditions are suitable.

February

February 1st 2014
You can apply organic manure with a high readily available nitrogen content (for example, slurry, poultry manures or liquid digested sewage sludge) to grassland and tillage land on all soil types from this date if conditions are suitable and you adhere to the quantity restrictions for application of these manures.

February 28th 2014
End of rules on post-harvest management of land.

February 28th 2014
End of the quantity restrictions for application of organic manures with a high readily available nitrogen content.

March

March 1st 2014
You must not cut or plough vegetation on agricultural land which is not in agricultural production from this date (except in a limited number of circumstances).

March 1st 2014
You must not cut hedgerows from this date, but you can carry out hedge laying and coppicing.

March 31st 2014
If you hold a water abstraction licence, expect to receive your annual bill (or first part charge if you hold a two part tariff agreement) for the forthcoming financial year from 31 March.

April

April 1st 2014
You must not burn heather, rough grass, bracken, gorse or vaccinium on land, other than in upland areas, from this date.

April 1st 2014
If you hold a winter or all year round water abstraction licence (authorising abstraction outside the period April to October), the Environment Agency will make actual abstraction return forms available to you from 1 April. You then have 28 days to send your readings to the Environment Agency.

April 16th 2014
You must not burn heather, rough grass, bracken, gorse or vaccinium in upland areas from this date.

April 30th 2014
You must have recorded the number of specified livestock kept on your farm during the previous calendar year and calculated the amount of nitrogen they produced. You must also record the number and type of livestock in a building or hardstanding during the previous storage period.

May

May 1st 2014
You must not carry out hedge-laying or coppicing of hedgerows from this date.

June

June 1st 2014
No restrictions or notes for June.

July

June 1st 2014
No restrictions or notes for June.

August

August 1st 2014
You can cut or plough vegetation on agricultural land which is not in agricultural production from this date.

August 1st 2014
You can cut hedgerows from this date.

August 1st 2014
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.

September

September 1st 2014
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.

September 1st 2014
Start of closed period for applying manufactured nitrogen fertilisers to tillage land.

September 15th 2014
Start of closed period for applying manufactured nitrogen fertilisers to grassland.

September 16th 2014
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 which have been sown with crops on or before 15 September.

October

October 1st 2014
You can burn heather, rough grass, bracken, gorse or vaccinium on land in upland areas from this date.

October 1st 2014
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 soils which are not shallow or sandy.

October 15th 2014
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 soils which are not shallow or sandy.

October 31st 2014
If you hold a summer water abstraction licence (authorising abstraction wholly within the months of April to October), the Environment Agency will make actual abstraction return forms available to you from 31 October. You then have 28 days to send your readings to the Environment Agency.

November

November 1st 2014
You can burn heather, rough grass, bracken, gorse or vaccinium on land in upland areas from this date.

November 30th 2014
If you have a two part tariff agreement for your water abstraction licence, expect to receive your second part charge after 30 November.

December

December 1st 2014
You need to carry out your annual inventory of sheep.

December 31st 2014
All new Soil Protection Reviews/annual updates to be completed.