Licensing and Permits

​​​​​​​​Statistical and other information relating to licensing and permits will be published on this page when available.

Crop Protection Permits

A landholder is required to hold a crop protection permit to poison, trap and shoot wildlife which is causing damage to pasture and crops.​

​Number of crop protection permits issued between
1 April 2018 and 10 June 2018
​481 permits
​Number of crop protection permits issued between
11 June 2018 and 23 October 2018
600 permits​
​Number of crop protection permits issued between
24 October 2018 and 1 April 2019
​772 permits
​Number of crop protection permits issued between
2 April 2019 to 30 June 2019
​631 permits

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​​​​​​​​​​​​Industrial Hemp

​Growing Season
​2016/17
​2017/18
​2018/19
​Number of Commercial Industrial Hemp Licences
​40
​58
​75
​Number of Active Commercial Industrial Hemp Licences
​21 
​35
​49
​Hectares committed to industrial hemp​
​288
​464
​1 361

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​Poppies

Growing Season
​2016/17
​2017/18
​2018/19
​Number of Poppy Licences Issued or Active*
​511
​450
​331
​Hectares Harvested
​8 133
​11 949
​9 786


* From 2018/19 poppy cultivation licences are no longer issued annually, but for a period of up to five years.  To ensure consistency in reporting, the 2018/19 figure represents the number of active poppy cultivation licences during the 2018/​19 season, rather than the number of licences issued.

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