The harvest of nitrogen-fixing crops can be sold

Regulation & Compliances
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Published Feb 22, 2024

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Bulgaria has informed the European Commission of a new regulation, ZEUS 8, to be implemented in 2024, which will no longer require farmers to leave agricultural land fallow. Instead, farmers will have the option to use nitrogen-fixing crops as the main crop or use intercrops sown after the main crop, which can also function as cover crops. The cultivation of these crops will not involve the application of any plant protection preparations.
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Bulgaria will implement the new regulation for exemption from the obligation to leave agricultural land fallow in 2024. Our country sent a notification to the European Commission on Tuesday. The topic of the implementation of the so-called ZEUS 8 was a highlight of the discussions during the agricultural forum "The Farm: Agro-Innovations and Trends", which is being held with the media support of Agri.BG. How the exception created by the European Commission for 2024 will be applied was explained by Adelina Stoyanova, director of the "Direct Payments" Directorate at the Ministry of Agriculture. Regarding the derogation for fallow, two options are envisaged. One is the use of nitrogen-fixing crops, where they are sown as the main crop. The harvest from the nitrogen-fixing crops can be collected and realized, it became clear from the words of Adelina Stoyanova. The "Plant Breeding" Directorate, which is the leader in terms of standards, is yet to specify whether plant protection ...
Source: Agri
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