The Farm Business Innovation show is growing into its second year, Pear Technology will be exhibiting to share what we have been working on and what is happening in the world of mapping for rural market.
With last year’s success, the two days are expanding to incorporate the Country House Innovation show to host in one place everything innovative in the rural sector. As well as the exhibitors, there are going to be a diversity of speakers sharing the best ideas of rural development from the “Future of Diversification” to “How to grow your brand”. It promises to be a fascinating two days and best of all it is free for all to attend.
Thursday 27th November 10am – 6pm
Friday 28th November 10am – 5pm
Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London, W148UX
What Pear is doing at the show
We will be showing how our software and services assist rural innovation and that as well as the latest Ordnance Survey large-scale maps, there is an increasing supply of freely available Governmental map data available to take advantage of. Access to this data from Land Registry, the Environment Agency, Forestry Commission, Natural England, RPA is a key part of rural business management, and our products and services are designed to make this as useful as possible to you.
We have been asked to present two seminars describing how the world of mapping and GIS is evolving for farms and estates, and the opportunities that are now at your fingertips.
Pear Technology’s Farm Business Innovation Seminar. Find out more.
Pear Technology’s Country House Innovation Seminar. Find out more.
Take a day or two out in London to experience the latest innovations taking place in the rural sector. It is going to be a great couple of days uncovering the latest ideas and opportunities available to you and your business. We look forward to seeing you there.
Getting free tickets
To get your free ticket for the show follow this link.
Farm Business Innovation Show- http://www.thefarmingshow.co.uk/
FBI Seminars- http://www.thefarmingshow.co.uk/seminars/
FBI Free Tickets- https://tickets.prysmgroup.co.uk/farming/119/
Country House Innovation Show- http://www.countryhouseinnovation.co.uk/
CHI seminars- http://www.countryhouseinnovation.co.uk/speakers/
CHI Order Free Tickets- https://tickets.prysmgroup.co.uk/ctry/127/
What a great show the CLA Game Fair was. It was wonderful to meet so many new people and see so many existing customers. With all our new digital mapping options for estate and farm mapping there was a lot to talk about. The Basic Payment Scheme mapping was a hot topic and there is more to come on that front. Get in touch with Pear if there is anything more you would like to know.
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2016 Update: Please note RPA boundaries in a shapefile format are no longer available.
Having Rural Payment Agency maps in digital format has many benefits to the landowner. Here’s how to get hold of them.
There are many advantages of having your RPA maps in digital map format within PT-Mapper compared to a simple PDF. In PT-Mapper you can select any map features to get measurements of area or length. It is also possible to make additional edits such as adding buffer strips, or splitting fields. By working with the data sourced from the RPA you can work with the certainty that you are operating with the approved data for your land. PT-Mapper will display the RPA field boundaries onto your existing maps with the field numbers and areas as specified by the RPA. You will then be able to treat them as you can anything else in PT-Mapper. Follow the steps outlined below to import them into the latest version of PT-Mapper.
How to obtain your maps
- Have ready your Business name and SBI number
- Email: email@example.com and ask for the ‘shapefile’ of the RPA field boundaries for your Business name and SBI number. Request for the shapefile to be returned to your email address.
- Have ready your SBI number & Business name to give to the operator
- Call: 03456 037777
- Choose the 5th option ‘Land and Mapping’
- Go through any security chekcs
- Asked to be emailed the ‘shapefiles’ RPA field boundaries, give the email address held on the RPA system for them to return the data to.
Importing the digital Map file into PTM
- Save the file returned from the RPA to an appropriate place on your computer, and ‘unzip’ the folder
- Within PT Mapper click – File> Import> Import RPA file
- Find the RPA file you have unzipped and click Open
- Your RPA Map should now be imported onto PT Mapper. If not, please contact us.
Pear Technology will be attending the Arboricultural Association’s National Amenity Conference on the 15-16 September 2014 at Royal Holloway, University of London. For more information about the conference, click here.
Pear Technology will be attending APF2014 – the UK’s largest forestry, woodland and arboricultural exhibition at the Ragley Estate, Alcester on 18-20 September 2014.
The new CAP Reform for farmers will be replacing the Single Payment Scheme in 2015 with the introduction of the Basic Payment Scheme. Get prepared by organising your maps quickly and easily with Pear Technology.
Pear’s rural land management mapping software, PT-Mapper, allows you to cover all the forthcoming requirements, including:
As a farmer, you will need to comply with three “greening measures”. These three measures will affect up to 30% of the BPS payment, so it is important to ensure you are compliant with the requirements. Additional EFA options may be added in time, but initially the three areas are:
Ecological Focus Areas
Buffer strips and hedges count as high importance EFAs and are weighted highly. However, farmers deciding to use hedgerows as part of their EFA could face a significant delay to their payment because of the mapping requirements. It is therefore important to submit suitably mapped claims as soon as possible.
Environmentally beneficial crops, such as nitrogen fixing, catch crops and cover crops are included. There will be no restrictions on inputs (pesticides and fertilisers). The list of crops counting towards this requirement is to be published shortly.
Maintenance of permanent grassland
This relates to land lying fallow where you have sown with environmental seed mixes such as wild bird seed mix and pollen and nectar mixes.
Weightings and coefficients
These weightings will affect how much each option will count for on the ground:
|Features||Conversion factor||Weighting factor||Ecological focus area|
|Catch crops/green cover||n.a||0.3||0.3m²|
|Nitrogen fixing crops||n.a||0.7||0.7m²|
|Land lying fallow||n.a||1||1m²|
For example hedgerows 100m will be multiplied by a conversion factor of 5, and the weighting factor of 2 Result= 100 x 5 x 2= 1000m2 Please see additional documentation on information relating to double funding and decisions regarding GAEC standards.
*Document referenced from the CLA documentation
For more information, please visit:Gov.uk- Countryside gets set to claim £15billion under CAP reform NFU- Basic Payment Scheme – BPS CLA- BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME Robinson and Hall- CAP Reform 2015 – The New Basic Payment Scheme
See the video on how to map your BPS options and calculate the Ecological Focus Areas here
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