Georgina Wallis, Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer attended a National CSF Partnerships meeting in DEFRA Nobel House, London on Tuesday 4th April to discuss the work that the CSF catchments partnerships are doing across the country and to provide future ideas and feedback to Natural England.
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The third year of the Countryside Stewardship scheme has opened for applications. As of Friday 10th March, farmers and land managers can apply for the Mid Tier and Higher Tier of Countryside Stewardship. Catchment Sensitive Farming is focused on providing advice and guidance on the Mid Tier of Countryside Stewardship, which offers 5-year agreements for environmental improvements in the wider countryside, such as reducing diffuse water pollution or improving the environment for birds, pollinators and farm wildlife. There are also a number of capital grants available. Mid Tier applications need to be submitted by 30 September 2017 and you need to request a Mid Tier application pack by 31 July. The application window will close on 30 September 2017. For more information on Countryside Stewardship in the Nene and Welland catchments please call Georgina Wallis on 07921 941734. You can see more about the scheme by going to: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/countryside-stewardship-get-paid-for-environmental-land-management.
Free one-to-one advice visits are still available on topics such as farm infrastructure audits, pesticide handling facilities, soil and nutrient management, as well as free fertiliser spreader and pellet applicator calibration. The advice you receive will be confidential and tailored to you farm business.
If you would like a full list of the types of visits on offer, or would like a general Catchment Sensitive Farming visit please get in contact with Georgina Wallis on: 07921941734 or 01536 526438 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Advice visits can be arranged at a time to suit you and please take advantage whilst they are still FREE.
Catchment Sensitive Farming and the CFE invite you to a breakfast meeting on using Countryside Stewardship for your farm’s wildlife, pollinators and cleaner water.
The event is being held at Maidford Village Hall on Tuesday 19 July 2016 (7.45am – 10am)
Please click here for the full event details and how to book on.
For over forty years, the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group has helped farmers to integrate wildlife friendly agricultural practices into their commercial farming businesses.The aims of the group are as relevant now as they were then and now, three former Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group advisers have joined forces to form East Midlands FWAG.
Run by: David Felce (AGRII), Georgina Wallis (CSFO Nene & Welland) and Anglian Water
Come along and refresh your knowledge on good practice of pesticide handling. David Felce of Agrii will discuss practical solutions for pesticide handling and application as well as:
- Pesticide handling & washdown areas
- Changing legislation & grandfather rights
- Anglian Water update
- How Catchment Sensitive Farming Grants can help
To be held on Tuesday 29th March 2016
7pm - 9pm
Moulton College Management Centre, Gate 4, Moulton College, Pitsford Road, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7QL
(Directions can be found at: http://thevenue.moulton.ac.uk/contact-us)
The Wild Trout Trust, in association with the Environment Agency, is holding a demonstration of practical habitat improvement techniques for river trout fisheries.
The demonstration will take place on Saturday 27th February on the River Welland, Stamford.
Please find all further information about the event and how to book on by clicking here
An exciting opportunity has arisen at the River Nene Regional Park (RNRP) for a Project Development Manager to lead in the development of a Landscape Partnerships Stage 2 bid from March 2016 for a period 15 months.