It is not permitted to burn pruning waste unless it is necessary for phytosanitary reasons.
ISO and HCCP regulations must be implemented in all production chain.
Traceability of the products must be guaranteed to the consumers.
Mating disruption for Aonidiella aurantii.
Especially for Tristeza, Xyllela and the related Huanglongbing diseases.
Problem weeds should be controlled by appropriate timing of cutting.
Early seeding to reduce weed problems.
Insecticides are not permitted.
Fungicides are not permitted.
Herbicides are not permitted.
Establish a competitive crop before winter.
Adjust and split N application according to crop needs.
Cutting intensity should be adjusted to maintain stable plant communities, and high fodder quality to reduce the necessity for concentrate import.
Sowing time should be adjusted to minimise needs for herbicide use and to minimise leaching.
Ley breaking must be done in periods of least leaching risks.
Mixing grass and perennial leguminosae is preferred to reduce the need for nitrogen input. A high biodiversity (plant species richness) is desirable.
The following crop should have high N requirements.
Each year of fodder crops (i.e. clover, grass-mixtures or natural pasture within the crop rotation) counts as one crop. Leys not to be followed by a leguminosae crop.