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03EnvironmentalSeedThereisarequirementforallclaimantsoftheBasicPaymentSchemewhatusedtobetheSinglePaymentSchemetogoonlinetocompletetheirapplicationfromthisautumn.Therewillbenopaperalternativeastherehasbeeninthepast.AnyexceptionsTherehasbeenasmallgroupofpeopleapproximately18ofclaimantsrecognisedthatwillrequireextrahelpbyDefrathesehavebeenwrittento.Themajorityofuswillbelargelylefttoourowndevices.AlreadyonlineWearestartingfromscratch.Thegovernmentgatewaypasswordsandpinnumbersthatweoncehadforapplyingonlinearenolongerofuseandeveryoneneedstore-register.Tobeabletoregisteryouwillneedtoanswersomepersonalsecurityquestionsonlinetoverifywhoyouare.ThesequestionswillbebasedonanumberofdocumentsofyourchoiceincludingyourpassportdrivinglicenceEUIDcardbankaccountcreditcarddetailsandorutilitybills.WhendoIneedtoregisterPacksarebeingsentoutinbatchesthroughoutOctoberandNovember2014.AssoonasyougetyoursyoucangoonlineandregisteryourselfonthesystemreadyforwhenyouapplyforyouBasicPaymentSchemeandGreeningpayments.WhatcomesnextOnceyouhaveregisteredyoucancheckyourpersonaldetailsandlandparcelsthatDefrahaveregisteredforyou.IfadjustmentsneedtobemadethesecanbedoneinadvancebeforeyourclaiminMaysoitisadvisabletochecktheseassoonasyoucantoavoidanyholdups.Youwillalsobeabletoaddyouragentinatthispointandtheirpermissionsbyusingtheirregisterednumber.CAPEveryoneOnlineBethMetsonFarmEnvironmentConsultantMappingEFAsOnlineThemappingprogramwhichwillbeavailableontheonlinesystemwillbehowyouwillmapyourEcologicalFocusAreasEFAreadyforyourclaiminMay.AgainthisisworthgettingmappedfarinadvancesoyoucanseehowyouaredoingwithyourEFAgreeningobligationsandimportantlyifyouneedtondanyextrabits.ItwashopedELSoptionswouldbepre-populatedontothesemapstomaketheexerciseeasierforwhereyouwillbeusingexistingELSareastoclaimaspartofEFAthisisnotpossibleandsoagainthisexerciseneedstobecarriedoutfromscratch.ThebestadviceistogetpreparedwithwhatyouwillbeclaimingfortowardsyourEFArequirementsreadyformappinginOctoberNovember.CanAgriiHelpYeswecanhelpyouthrougheachprocessexplainedinthisarticletogetyouonlinemappedandreadytoclaim.IfyouwouldliketodiscusspleasegetintouchwithBethMetsonon07545927474orbeth.metsonagrii.co.uk.BarleySeedChoicesfortheSpringBarryBarkerArableSeedProductManagerSpringBarleyremainsbyfarthebiggestspringcropintheUK.Theeffortbreedersareputtingintoitistypiedbythefactthatthereare39varietiescurrentlyintheRecommendedListtrialSohowdoyousortthewoodfromthetreesClearlyifyouareseekingamaltingbarleythenyouneedtoknowthatsomeoneiswantingtobuyit.Thereislittleindicationofwherevalueswillsitforharvest15maltingbarleybutestablishedvarietiessuchasPropinoandTipplearelikelytofeaturewithendusers.ConcertotoowillprobablybewantedwheregrowerscanmeetthespecicationparticularlyinEastAnglia.Therewillalsobesomepossibleexportdemandforcertainvarieties.KWSIrinalookslikelytofeatureonthecontinentandprobablyintheUKtoo.Butasmentionedbeforeitisessentialthatgrowerskeepabreastofthelikelylocalnationalandinternationaldemandsbecausethereareanumberofspecialistvarietiesthatcouldcomeintotheequation.Thesedaystheyieldofnewmaltingvarietiesisatleastcompetitivewiththelistedfeedtypes.Althoughtherearealargenumberofvarietieswithinafewpercentofeachotherandthereforemanyquitecapableofproducingyieldsatthetopendofexpectations.Soitisworthconsideringothercharacteristicswhenchoosingvarieties.Hackerisavailableforthersttimethisyear.Althoughoriginallyclassiedasamaltingvarietyitisanextremelycapablefeedvariety.NorthernIrelandistheonlyplacewhereofcialtrialsmeasurestrawyieldandHackerwasoneofonlyfourvarietiesratedVeryHighforstrawyields.Additionallyinthisyearsofcialtrialsofthe39varietiesHackerwasratedthe2ndearliestvarietytomaturethe2ndhighestspecicweightoneofthebestforlowscreenings4thforuntreatedstrawstrengthandnolodgingatallwhentreated.Allcombinedwitha5yearyieldaveragelessthan4behindSanetteanddecentdiseaseresistance.Yieldisoftentheheadlinegurebutgoodagronomicscanbeworthalotmoreindifcultyears.