We continue to see a significant level of interest in the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS). This initiative promotes land management practices which protect and enhance Scotland’s natural heritage, improve water quality, manage flood risk and mitigate climate change.
We have seen particular interest in the farmland habitat options including wild bird seed mixtures, buffer strips with wild flowers and overwintered stubbles followed by a summer fallow. With careful planning, the options can be integrated to benefit sporting, farmland habitat, resource
protection and agronomic requirements.
|Option||Payment/ha||Kings product suggestion|
|Wild bird seed for farmland birds/Creation of wild bird seed for farmland birds||£322.63 & 232.24||Highland Mix/Alba Mix|
|Grass strips in arable fields/Creation of grass strips in arable fields||£495.62 & £333.51||Call Kings on 0800 5879797 for details of mixture options|
|Stubbles followed by a green manure in an arable rotation/Creation of green manure||£498.49 & £278.16||Rye and Vetch/Soil Vitality Mix|