Stewardship Schemes

Cross compliance requirements apply to anyone who receives direct payments under Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) support schemes or receives payments under certain Rural Development schemes. Compliance with both European legal requirements, known as Statutory Management Requirements (SMRs) and with domestic legal requirements requiring land be kept in Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC) is required and any breach may result in reductions of EU payments

Information on situations where Roundup can be used as part of Stewardship Schemes is contained in this section.

For further information in England please consult the Cross Compliance Website, in Scotland visit, in Wales visit