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Mandatory catch crop after maize: New rules for derogation on clay and peat in NV areas

Published Sep 16, 2023

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Starting in 2023, farmers in NV areas are required to grow catch crops on clay and peat soil after corn cultivation. This obligation previously applied to companies growing maize on sandy and loess soil. If catch crops are sown immediately after corn cultivation, they can be destroyed from February 1, but if they are sown later, they must remain as the main crop for the following year. The conditions for derogation farms on clay and peat soil in NV areas are less strict than those for sand and loess soil, with no specific final sowing date and the same rules for all types of corn cultivation.
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“From 2023 onwards, in NV areas, farmers are obliged to grow catch crops on clay and peat soil after corn cultivation,” says Freddy Keurhorst, Manure & Minerals advisor at DLV Advies. Some details of these new conditions regarding catch crops after maize have recently been announced. The obligation for catch crops after maize previously applied to all companies that grew maize on sandy and loess soil. This year, all derogation companies that grow maize on clay and peat soil in 'Nutrient contaminated areas' (NV areas) must also comply with this obligation. “If a catch crop is sown immediately after corn cultivation, it is permitted to destroy this catch crop from February 1,” Freddy indicates. “However, if the catch crop is sown later, it must remain as the main crop for the following year. This applies to winter grains and spelt.” Regarding the conditions for derogation farms on clay and peat soil in NV areas, Freddy explains that these are less strict than those for sand and ...
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