Straw Incorporation Measure
The Straw Incorporation Measure is a payment for chopping straw and incorporating it into the soil.
How to qualify
You must be cultivating any or all of the following crops which must be stated on your Basic Payment Scheme application:
Winter or spring oats
- Winter or spring oats
- Winter or spring wheat
- Winter or spring barley
- Winter or spring oil seed rape
As soon as possible after the crops have been harvested, the straw must be:
- Spread evenly
- Incorporated into the soil
You can get paid on at least 5 hectares but on no more than 40 hectares. If you apply for more than 40 hectares you will have to carry out the measure on the whole area applied for but not get paid for more than 40 hectares.
There is a budget of €15 million for this scheme. If more people apply for it than can be paid using the budget, then applications will be ranked.
Rate of payment
Crop Payment per hectare
Oats, Rye, Wheat, Barley €250
Oil Seed Rape €150