Good Agricultural Practices

Applies to: Silage Production

Description:

This indicator refers to the maintenance or improvement of soil quality of agricultural land used in silage production. The indicator considers implementation of good agricultural practices (e.g. appropriate application of soil improvers and fertilizers, maintenance of minimum soil cover, diverse cropping pattern, use of cover crops, intercropping, minimum land management reflecting site specific conditions (e.g. reduced tillage)).

Question:

Which good agricultural practices are implemented in silage production?

Rating:

At least three practices implemented

One or two practices implemented

No practices implemented

Sources of information:

FAO.2007. Good Agricultural Practices. http://www.fao.org/prods/gap/index_en.htm

DEFRA. 2009. Protecting our Water, Soil and Air. A Code of Good Agricultural Practice for farmers, growers and land managers.

Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing rules for direct payments to farmers under support schemes within the framework of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 637/2008 and Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009.