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 declared on your Basic Payment Scheme application:
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:
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 €10 million for this scheme. If more people apply for it than can be paid using the budget, then applications will be ranked.
We will notify you in June if your application is successful.
Rate of payment
Payment per hectare
Oats, Rye, Wheat, Barley
Oil Seed Rape
You can apply for the Straw Incorporation Measure as part of your Basic Payment Scheme application. If you have already applied for the Basic Payment Scheme you can submit an amendment by 31 May 2021.
To apply online, login or register at agfood.ie
You must apply by midnight on Monday 17 May 2021.
If your login or password have expired and need to be renewed please contact the department’s helpdesk.
Agfood Online Services Helpdesk
Government Offices, Farnham Street, Cavan, Co Cavan, H12 D459