Support may be requested by:
- farmers and farmers' associations.
Duties and obligations
Obtaining the premium requires:
- the supply of commercial organic soil improvers;
- the exclusive use of commercial soil improvers suitable for organic farming as provided for by Legislative Decree 75 of 26 April 2010;
- that the total amount of soil improver distributed over 5 years must not be less than 10 tonnes of dry matter/hectare;
- the obligation to carry out the physical and chemical analysis of the soil;
- the obligation to adopt an annual fertilisation plan;
- the obligation to draw up fertiliser registration and storage sheets for fertilisers;
- the storage of invoices certifying the purchase of soil improvers;
- the contribution of crop biomass (green manure) for at least three years in the five-year commitment period;
- sowing of autumn-winter plant species adapted to the growing environment;
- autumn sowing of essences with burial in the period between the beginning of flowering and the beginning of seed loss;
- the obligation to draw up sheets recording the technical means used and the cultivation operations carried out;
- the archiving of invoices certifying the purchase of seeds;
- the obligation to seek the advice of a professional certified by the National Action Plan (NAP).
Submeasure 10. 1. 2 wants:
- to improve soil quality (combating erosion and desertification);
- to protect fertility;
- to promoting carbon conservation and sequestration.
There is no minimum admissible score: the 100 points are assigned within the type of operations activated according to the organic matter content of the soil, with priority given to land with a content classified as "low".
Beneficiaries and territorial scopes are not relevant for the attribution of the score.
The areas of homogeneous areas (plots) belonging to the same application for support and having obtained the same score, will be aggregated for the purposes of formulating the ranking. In the event of equal scores, priority will be given to homogeneous areas (plots) whose aggregate area expressed in square metres - in the circumstances referred to in the previous paragraph - will be smaller.
Which plots of land can receive the award?
The agricultural area must not be less than 2/ha.
Which companies can apply for the award?
Holdings with soils that have an organic matter content classified as “very low”, low"; or “normal", according to the classification table indicated in the Integrated Production Regulations of the Apulia Region.
Amount of the premium
The premium will be paid annually for each hectare of land used and will be divided into:
- 374. 00 euros per hectare per year for the contribution of commercial organic soil improvers;
- 291,50 euros per hectare per year for the supply of vegetable biomass for cultivation.