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||Kings product suggestion|
|Creation of Water Margins and Grass Strips||Bespoke mix - please contact the Kings office|
|Creation of Species Rich Grassland||Bespoke mix - please contact the Kings office|
|Wild Bird Seed for Farmland Birds||Highland Mix/Alba Mix|
|Forage Brassicas for Farmland Birds||Kale|
|Stubbles followed by Green Manure||
Before autumn sown cereal - Summer Legume Mix
Before spring sown cereal - AECS Winter Mix