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Organic Farming Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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Regulation 4(2)

SCHEDULE 1Calculation of Aid

Part IPayment in respect of an organic parcel

1.  AAPS eligible land and permanent crops:

(a)in the first year

£225 per hectare

(b)in the second year

£135 per hectare

(c)in the third year

£50 per hectare

(d)in the fourth year

£20 per hectare

(e)in the fifth year

£20 per hectare

2.  Other improved land:

(a)in the first year

£175 per hectare

(b)in the second year

£105 per hectare

(c)in the third year

£40 per hectare

(d)in the fourth year

£15 per hectare

(e)in the fifth year

£15 per hectare

3.  Unimproved land:

(a)in the first year

£25 per hectare

(b)in the second year

£10 per hectare

(c)in the third year

£5 per hectare

(d)in the fourth year

£5 per hectare

(e)in the fifth year

£5 per hectare

In Part I of this Schedule—

“AAPS eligible land” means land which is “eligible land” within the meaning of the Arable Area Payments Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(1);

“heath” means an area of grass, shrubs or trees on acidic, sandy soil;

“the maximum quantities”, in relation to inorganic fertilisers, means, in the case of nitrogen, 75 kilograms per hectare, in the case of the phosphate fertiliser P2O5, 35 kilograms per hectare, and, in the case of the potassium fertiliser K2O, 35 kilograms per hectare, and, in relation to organic fertilisers, means 25 tonnes per hectare;

“moorland” means land covered by semi-natural upland vegetation;

“other improved land” means any land other than AAPS eligible land, land planted to permanent crops or unimproved land;

“permanent crops” means any crops which occupy the soil for a period of five years or more and yield crops over several years; and

“unimproved land” means—

(a)

moorland and heath; and

(b)

other land used for grazing which in the five years preceding 2001 has received total applications of less than the respective maximum quantities of inorganic fertilisers and less than the maximum quantities of organic fertilisers, and which is not AAPS eligible land.

Part IIPayment in respect of the organic unit as a whole

in the first year£300 per organic unit
in the second year£200 per organic unit
in the third year£100 per organic unit

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