If you choose a management plan option, the management plan must be prepared in the first year of your agreement. EM1 and EM2 must be updated each year of your agreement. EM3 and EM4 must be updated following the instructions given for the option concerned. Please note, if you are planning to apply for Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) and wish to consider resource protection options, you will be required to complete a Soil management plan. In addition, some HLS resource protection options may require a Nutrient management plan (EM2) or a Manure management plan (EM3).

Management plan options may be applied to all field parcels included in your application, provided they meet the eligibility criteria for the management plan concerned.