Changes to Greening Rules for 2018
The European Commission has published its updated greening rules for 2018:
–Plant Protection Products
The complete ban on the use of Plant Protection Products (PPPs) on Ecological Focus Areas (EFAs) and Nitrogen Fixing Crops (NFCs) has been confirmed. The ban will apply to the use of PPP on EFA fallow areas, EFA catch and cover crops and EFA nitrogen fixing crops. Furthermore the ban is to apply from the time of sowing the crop, even if this date is before the 1st January 2018, through to harvesting. The ban will also apply to seed dressings.