OSR Establishment Risk Share Programmes
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a deadline to when I can make a claim?
Unfortunately the OSR Establishment Risk Share claim window for 2020 has now closed. The deadline was 23:59 on 31 October 2020.
Is there a limit on the number of hectares I can claim on?
The minimum area that a claim can be made on is 3ha, however there is no upper limit.
My OSR is looking sparse, is patch drilling covered by the OSR Risk Share Programme?
Patch drilling of OSR is not covered in the programme.
Can I claim on part failure of a field?
If the failed area is a contained area of the field and meets the minimum claim area of 3ha, then part failure is covered (note that patch drilling is not covered in the programme).
Which varieties are covered by the programme?
What is the minimum planting rate covered by the programme?
The InVigor programme covers a minimum planting rate of 40 seeds/m2.
What qualifies my OSR as failing to establish?
When you and your agronomist are both in agreement that the crop has failed, and the field will be re-drilled. This decision is yours to make on farm.
Is there a minimum plant population for a crop to be classed as failed?
No. If you and your agronomist are both in agreement that the crop has failed, and the field will be re-drilled. This decision is yours to make on farm.
Which alternative crops can be re-drilled?
Included: Winter wheat, winter barley, winter beans, spring barley, spring wheat, spring oats, spring beans, peas and spring OSR.
Not included: Winter OSR.
Can the field (or part field) be left fallow rather than re-drilled?
Yes, the field (or part field – minimum 3ha) can be left fallow if it is sprayed off e.g. with glyphosate or is cultivated in the autumn. However, a claim for failed establishment which is not re-drilled will automatically be audited.
How do you verify my claim?
When a claim is made we will ask you to submit all the relevant information to verify your claim. This will include agronomist recommendations, application records and invoice documentation. All information will be independently checked by a third-party organisation. Satellite data will also be used to verify claims, and a random selection will be verified by field visits.
How do I know if my claim has been received?
On successful submission of a claim the Farm Business will receive a unique claim ID by email, this is the only valid receipt of a claim. In the event of a claim ID not being received, please contact us immediately.
When will my claim be verified?
Once we receive your claim, all the submitted data will be independently checked by a third-party agency. All claim applications should be responded to before the end of the year, and claims will be fulfilled following on from this.