It has been confirmed that the percentage inclusion rate for organic seed within grass and forage seed mixes to be sown in 2021 will be a minimum of 70% organic seed.  70% organic mixes can be sown without prior derogation, but derogation must be gained prior to your annual inspection taking place. 

For farms that purchased 50% organic forage mixes before 18/11/2020 but were unable to sow the mix before the end of 2020, these mixes can be used for spring sowing in 2021, but derogation must be gained prior to sowing.

Seed companies with stocks of 50% organic mixes left in stock after 18/11/2020 will be required to re-blend the mixes to a minimum of 70% organic inclusion before sale.