Find out about eligibility and requirements for the rush infestation control supplement.
£73 per hectare (ha).
Available for Mid Tier and Higher Tier
This supplement must be used with 1 of the following options:
This is a short-term incentive to reduce rush cover in parcels with heavy infestations. It will help prevent the loss of botanically rich grasslands or provide nesting areas for breeding wading birds.
Agreement holders will need to keep the following records and supply them on request:
You should also be aware that at the start of each claim year, a percentage of agreement holders will be asked to take and submit the following photographic evidence:
Applicants need to send a map showing the extent of rush cover with their application.
This supplement can be located on the same area as the following supplement:
The following section gives advice on carrying out this option successfully, but does not form part of the requirements for this supplement.
The aim is to reduce heavy infestations of rushes to a cover below 30%. Cover should then be maintained at between 10% and 30%.
The following machines are most appropriate for rush cutting:
See the Mid Tier manual or Higher Tier manual to find out more about the scheme and how to apply.
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.