ARCHIVE: Set-aside and Environmental Benefits


Last updated: September 2003
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1) Introduction to set-aside

2) Set-aside policy 2003

Obligatory set-aside
Voluntary set-aside options
Other types of set-aside
Accompanying measures

3) Management rules 2003

Uses of set-aside
General rules
Plot size
Environmental protection
Area selection
Green cover
Pest and disease control
Special exemptions
Organic farms

4) Environmental considerations

Advantages / disadvantages of different types of set-aside
Set-aside and water protection
Set aside and soil protection
Wildlife and set-aside
Special management for birds
Woodland development

5) Changes anticipated for 2004

Appendix A: References and further reading


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