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SFI standards - interaction with other schemes

In this post we will outline how the new 2023 SFI standards interact with other schemes to identify which SFI’s can be entered onto land already in other schemes including:


- Other SFI options

- SFI Pilot

- Countryside Stewardship

- Environmental stewardship

 
 

SAM1: Assess soil, produce a soil management plan, and test soil organic matter - £5.80/ha + £95 per agreement.


SAM1 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- All SFI actions, except assessment of moorland (MOR1)


SAM1 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- SFI pilot arable and horticultural land standards – all levels

- SFI pilot improved grassland standards – all levels

- SFI pilot low and no input grassland standards – all levels

- SFI pilot water body buffering standards – all levels

- SFI pilot hedgerow standards – all levels

SAM1 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- All arable options (AB1-AB16)

- All in-field tree options (BE1 & BE2)

- All traditional orchard options (BE4 & BE5)

- Grassland options (GS1 – GS14)

- All coastal options (CT1-CT7)

- All lowland heath options (LH1-LH3)

- Some wetland options (WT6 – WT10)

- All organic options (except OT6 – organic land management – enclosed rough grazing)

- HS3 reduced depth non-inversion cultivation on historic and archaeological features

- HS4 scrub control on historic and archaeological features

- HS7 management of historic water meadows through traditional irrigation

- HS9 restricted depth crop establishment to protect archaeology under arable rotation.

- Some water quality options (SW1-SW16 excluding SW14 – Nil fertiliser supplement) and (WT1 &WT2)

- UP2 management of rough grazing for birds - if located below the moorland line.


SAM1 can be located on the same area of land as the following ES options:

- All ES revenue options.

 

SAM2: Multi-species winter cover - £129/ha


SAM2 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- SAM1 assess soil, produce a soil management plan, and test soil organic matter.

- IPM1 assess integrated pest management and produce a plan.

- IPM3 companion crop on arable and horticultural land (if companion crop is not present during the winter months)

- IMP4 no use of insecticide on arable and permanent crops

- NUM1 assess nutrient management and produce a review report.


SAM2 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- No area based SFI pilot standards.


SAM2 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- AB11 cultivated area for arable plants.

- AB12 supplementary winter feeding for farmland birds.

- AB14 harvested low input cereal.

- HS3 reduced depth, non-inversion cultivation on historic and archaeological features.

- HS9 restricted depth crop establishment to protect archaeology under arable rotation.

- OP3 organic supplementary feeding for birds

- OP5 organic under sown cereal

- OR3 organic conversion - rotational land

- OR4 organic conversion - horticulture

- OT3 organic land management – rotational land

- OT4 organic land management – horticultural land

- SW17 raised water level on cropped or arable land on peat soils.


SAM2 can be located on the e same area of land as the following ES options:

- No ES revenue options.

 

SAM3: Herbal Leys - £382/ha


SAM3 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- SAM1 Assess soil, produce a soil management plan, and test soil organic matter.

- IPM1 Assess integrated pest management and produce a plan.

- NUM1 Assess nutrient management and produce a review report.


SAM3 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- No area based SFI pilot standards.


SAM3 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- OR3 organic conversion - rotational land

- OT1 organic land management – improved permanent grassland

- OT3 organic land management – rotational land

- OR1 organic conversion - improved permanent pasture


SAM3 can be located on the same area of land as the following ES options:

- No ES revenue options.

 

MOR1: Assess moorland and produce a written record - £10.30/ha + £265 per agreement.


MOR1 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- No other area based SFI actions, as they cannot be done above the moorland.


MOR1 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- No SFI pilot standards


MOR1 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- All CS management options (if located above the moorland line)


MOR1 can be located on the same area of land as the following ES options:

- All ES revenue options (if located above the moorland line)

 

HRW1: Assess and record hedgerow condition - £3/100m one side.


HRW1 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- All SFI actions


HRW1 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- All SFI pilot standards, including all levels of the SFI pilot hedgerows standard.


HRW1 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- All CS management options, including BE3 (management of hedgerows)


HRW1 can be located on the same area of land as the following ES options:

- All ES revenue options.

 

HRW2: Manage hedgerows £10/100m one side


HRW2 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- All SFI actions


HRW2 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- All SFI pilot standards, except the SFI pilot hedgerows standard


HRW2 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- All CS management options, except BE3 (management of hedgerows)


HRW2 can be located on the same area of land as the following ES options:

- All ES revenue options, apart from boundary options.

 

HRW3: Maintain or establish hedgerow trees - £10/100m both sides


HRW3 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- All SFI actions


HRW3 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- All SFI pilot standards, except the SFI pilot hedgerow standard


HRW3 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- All CS management options, including BE3 (management of hedgerows)


HRW3 can be located on the same area of land as the following ES options:

- All ES revenue options, apart from the boundary options.

 

IPM1: Assess integrated pest management and produce a plan - £989 per year


IPM1 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- All SFI actions, except MOR1 assess moorland and produce a written report.


IPM1 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- All SFI pilot standards


IPM1 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- All CS management options.


IPM1 can be located on the same area of land as the following ES options:

- All ES revenue options.

 

IPM2: Flower-rich grass margins, blocks, or in field strips - £673/ha


IPM2 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- SAM1 assess soil, test soil organic matter and produce a soil management plan.

- IMP1 assess integrated pest management and produce a plan.

- NUM1 assess nutrient management and produce a review report.


IPM2 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- No area based SFI pilot standards.


IPM2 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- OR3 organic conversion – rotational land

- OR4 organic conversion – horticulture

- OR5 organic conversion – top fruit

- OT3 organic land management – rotational land

- OT4 organic land management – horticulture

- OT5 organic land management – top fruit

- SW17 raised water level on cropped or arable land on peat soils.


IPM2 can be located on the same area of land as the following ES options:

- No ES revenue options.

 

IPM3: Companion crop on arable and horticultural land - £55/ha


IPM3 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- SAM1 assess soil, test soil organic matter and produce a soil management plan.

- SAM2 multi-species winter cover crops (only if IPM3 is done during the summer months)

- IPM1 assess integrated pest management and produce a plan.

- IPM4 no use of insecticide on arable crops and permanent crops

- NUM1 assess nutrient management and produce a review report.

- AHL2 winter bird food on arable and horticultural land (only if IPM3 is done during the summer months)


IPM3 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- SFI pilot arable and horticultural soils standard – all levels


IPM3 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- HS3 reduced depth, non-inversion cultivation on historic and archaeological features

- HS9 restricted depth crop establishment to protect archaeology under arable rotation.

- OP1 organic overwintered stubble

- OR3 organic conversion – rotational land

- OR4 organic conversion - horticulture

- OR5 organic conversion - top fruit

- OT3 organic land management – rotational land

- OT4 organic land management - horticulture

- OT5 organic land management – top fruit

- SW17 raised water level on cropped or arable land on peat soils.


IPM3 can be located on the same area of land as the following ES options:

- No ES revenue options.

 

IPM4: No use of insecticide on arable crops and permanent crops - £45/ha


IPM4 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- SAM1 assess soil, test soil organic matter and produce a soil management plan.

- SAM2 multi-species winter cover crops

- IPM1 assess integrated pest management and produce a plan.

- IPM3 companion crop on arable and horticultural land

- NUM1 assess nutrient management and produce a review report.

- AHL2 winter bird food on arable and horticultural land


IPM4 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- SFI pilot arable and horticultural land standard – all levels

- SFI pilot arable and horticultural soils standard – all levels


IPM4 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- AB1 nectar and flower mix

- AB2 basic overwintered stubble

- AB4 skylark plots

- AB5 nesting plots for lapwing

- AB8 flower rich margins and plots

- AB9 winter bird food

- AB15 two-year sown legume fallow

- AB16 autumn sown bumblebird mix

- HS3 reduced depth, non-inversion cultivation on historic and archaeological features

- HS9 restricted depth crop establishment to protect archaeology under arable rotation.

- OP1 organic overwintered stubble

- OP2 organic wild bird seed mixture

- OP5 organic under sown cereal

- OR3 organic conversion - rotational land

- OR4 organic conversion – horticulture

- OR5 organic conversion – top fruit

- OT3 organic land management – rotational land

- OT4 organic land management – horticulture

- OT5 organic land management – top fruit

- SW5 enhanced management of maize crops

- SW6 winter cover crops

- SW17 raised water level on cropped or arable land on peat soils.


IPM4 can be located on the same area of land as the following ES options:

- No ES revenue options.

 

NUM1: Assess nutrient management and produce a review report - £589 per year.


NUM1 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- All SFI actions, except MOR1


NUM1 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- All SFI pilot standards


NUM1 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- All countryside stewardship options.


NUM1 can be located on the same area of land as the following ES options:

- All ES options.

 

NUM2: Legumes on improved grassland - £102/ha


NUM2 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- SAM1 assess soil, test soil organic matter and produce a soil management plan.

- IPM1 assess integrated pest management and produce a plan.

- NUM1 assess nutrient management and produce a review report.


NUM2 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- No area based SFI pilot standards.


NUM2 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- OR3 organic conversion – rotational land

- OT1 organic land management – improved permanent grassland

- OT3 organic land management – rotational land

- OR1 organic conversion – improved permanent pasture


NUM2 can be located on the same area of land as the following ES options:

- No ES revenue options.

 

NUM3: Legume fallow - £593/ha


NUM3 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- SAM1 assess soil, test soil organic matter and produce a soil management plan.

- IPM1 assess integrated pest management and produce a plan.

- NUM1 assess nutrient management and produce a review report.


NUM3 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- No area based SFI pilot standards.


NUM3 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- OR3 organic conversion – rotational land

- OR4 organic conversion - horticulture

- OR5 organic conversion – top fruit

- OT3 organic land management – rotational land

- OT4 organic land management – horticulture

- OT5 organic land management – top fruit


NUM3 can be located on the same area of land as the following ES options:

- No ES revenue options.

 

AHL1: Pollen and nectar flower mix - £614/ha


AHL1 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- SAM1 assess soil, test soil organic matter and produce a soil management plan.

- IPM1 assess integrated pest management and produce a plan.

- NUM1 assess nutrient management and produce a review report.


AHL1 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- No area based SFI pilot standards.


AHL1 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- OR3 organic conversion – rotational land

- OR4 organic conversion - horticulture

- OR5 organic conversion – top fruit

- OT3 organic land management – rotational land

- OT4 organic land management - horticulture

- OT5 organic land management – top fruit

- SW17 raised water level on cropped or arable land on peat soils.


AHL1 can be located on the same area of land as the following ES options:

- No ES revenue options.

 

AHL2: Winter bird food on arable and horticultural land - £732/ha


AHL2 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- SAM1 assess soil, test soil organic matter and produce a soil management plan.

- IPM1 assess integrated pest management and produce a report.

- IPM3 companion crop on arable and horticultural land (only if the companion crop is not present during the winter months)

- IPM4 no use of insecticide on arable crops and permanent crops

- NUM1 assess nutrient management and produce a review report.


AHL2 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- No area based SFI pilot standards.


AHL2 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- HS3 reduced depth, non-inversion cultivation on historic and archaeological features

- HS9 restricted depth crop establishment to protect archaeology under arable rotation.

- OR3 organic conversion – rotational land

- OR4 organic conversion – horticulture

- OR5 organic conversion – top fruit

- OT3 organic land management – rotational land

- OT4 organic land management – horticulture

- OT5 organic land management – top fruit

- SW17 raised water level on cropped or arable land on peat soils.


AHL2 can be located on the same area of land as the following ES options:

- No ES revenue options.

 

AHL3: Grassy field corners or blocks on arable or horticultural land - £590/ha


AHL3 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- SAM1 assess soil, test soil organic matter and produce a soil management plan.

- IPM1 assess integrated pest management and produce a plan.

- NUM1 assess nutrient management and produce a review report.


AHL3 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- No area based SFI pilot standards.


AHL3 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- OR3 organic conversion – rotational land

- OR4 organic conversion – horticulture

- OR5 organic conversion – top fruit

- OT3 organic land management – rotational land

- OT4 organic land management – horticulture

- OT5 organic land management – top fruit

- SW17 raised water level on cropped or arable land on peat soils.


AHL3 can be located on the same area of land as the following ES options:

- No ES revenue options.

 

IGL1: Take grassland field corners or blocks out of management - £333/ha.


IGL1 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- SAM1 assess soil, test soil organic matter and produce a soil management plan.

- IPM1 assess integrated pest management and produce a plan.

- NUM1 assess nutrient management and produce a review report.


IGL1 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- No area based SFI Pilot options.


IGL1 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- OR1 organic conversion - improved permanent pasture

- OR3 organic conversion – rotational land

- OT1 organic land management – improved permanent pasture

- OT3 organic land management – rotational land

- SW17 raised water level on cropped or arable land on peat soils.

- SW18 raised water level on grassland on peat soils


IGL1 can be located on the same area of land as the following ES options:

- No ES revenue options.

 

IGL2: Winter bird food on improved grassland - £474


IGL2 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- SAM1 assess soil, test soil organic matter and produce a soil management plan.

- IPM1 assess integrated pest management and produce a plan.

- NUM1 assess nutrient management and produce a review report.


IGL2 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- No area based SFI pilot standards.


IGL2 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- HS3 reduced depth, non-inversion cultivation on historic and archaeological features

- HS9 restricted depth crop establishment to protect archaeology under arable rotation.

- OR1 organic conversion – improved permanent pasture

- OR3 organic conversion – rotational land

- OT1 organic land management – improved permanent pasture

- OT3 organic land management – rotational land

- SW17 raised water level on cropped or arable land on peat soils.

- SW18 raised water level on grassland on peat soils.


IGL2 can be located on the same area of land as the following ES options:

- No ES revenue options.

 

AHL4: 4m to 12m grass buffer strip on arable and horticultural land - £451/ha


AHL4 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- SAM1 assess soil, test soil organic matter and produce a soil management plan.

- IPM1 assess integrated pest management and produce a plan.

- NUM1 assess nutrient management and produce a review report.


AHL4 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- No area based SFI pilot options.


AHL4 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- OR3 organic conversion – rotational land

- OR4 organic conversion – horticulture

- OR5 organic conversion – top fruit

- OT3 organic land management – rotational land

- OT4 organic land management - horticulture

- OT5 organic land management – top fruit

- SW17 raised water level on cropped or arable land on peat soils.


AHL4 can be located on the same area of land as the following ES options:

- No ES revenue options.

 

IGL3: 4m to 12m grass buffer strip on improved grassland - £235/ha


IGL3 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- SAM1 assess soil, test soil organic matter and produce a soil management plan.

- IPM1 assess integrated pest management and produce a plan.

- NUM1 assess nutrient management and produce a review report.


IGL3 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- No area based SFI pilot options.

IGL3 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- OR1 organic conversion – improved permanent pasture

- OR3 organic conversion – rotational land

- OT1 organic land management – improved permanent grassland

- OT3 organic land management – rotational land

- SW10 seasonal livestock removal on intensive grassland

- SW17 raised water level on cropped or arable land on peat soils.

- SW18 raised water level on grassland on peat soils.


IGL3 can be located on the same area of land as the following ES options:

- No ES revenue options.

 

LIG1/LIG2: Manage grassland with very low nutrient inputs (outside SDA’s/ SDA’s) - £151/ha


LIG1/ LIG2 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI options:

- SAM1 assess soil, test soil organic matter and produce a soil management plan.

- IPM1 assess integrated pest management and produce a plan.

- NUM1 assess nutrient management and produce a review report.


LIG1/ LIG2 can be located on the same area of land as the following SFI Pilot options:

- No area based SFI pilot standards.


LIG1/ LIG2 can be located on the same area of land as the following Countryside stewardship options:

- OR1 organic conversion – improved permanent pasture

- OR2 organic conversion unimproved permanent grassland

- OT1 organic land management – improved permanent grassland

- OT2 organic land management – unimproved permanent grassland

- SW15 flood mitigation on arable reversion to grassland

- SW16 flood mitigation on permanent grassland

- SW17 raised water level on cropped or arable land on peat soils. (only for LIG1)

- SW18 raised water level on grassland on peat soils. (only for LIG1)


LIG1/ LIG2 can be located on the same area of land as the following ES options:

- No ES revenue options.






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