Rs 910.13 Order Of October 23, 2013, On Direct Payments In Agriculture (Ordinance On Direct Payments, Opd)

Original Language Title: RS 910.13 Ordonnance du 23 octobre 2013 sur les paiements directs versés dans l’agriculture (Ordonnance sur les paiements directs, OPD)

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910.13 order on direct payments in agriculture (direct payments, OPD Ordinance) of October 23, 2013 (Status January 1, 2016) the Swiss federal Council, view the art. 70, al. 3, 70A, al. 3-5, 70b, al. 3, 71, al. 2, 72, al. 2, 73, al. 2, 75, al. 2, 76, al. 3, 77, al. 4, 170, al. 3, and 177 of the Act of 29 April 1998 on agriculture (LAgr), stop: title 1 General provisions Chapter 1 purpose and types of direct payments art. 1 purpose this order regulates the conditions and procedure related to direct payments and the amount of the contributions.
It sets the controls and administrative penalties.

Art. 2 types of direct payments direct payments include the following types of payments direct: a. the contributions to the cultivated landscape: 1 contribution for the maintenance of an open landscape, 2 contribution for surfaces sloping, 3 contribution to surfaces in steep, 4 contribution to vineyards in slope, 5 contribution of the Alpine updated, 6 contribution of Summering.

b. contributions to the security of supply: 1 basic contribution, 2 contribution to production in difficult conditions, 3 contribution to open lands and perennial crops;

c. contributions to biodiversity: 1 contribution to quality, 2 contribution for networking;

d. contribution to the quality of the landscape; e. contributions to the production system: 1 contribution to organic agriculture, 2 contribution to the extensive culture of cereals, sunflowers, protein crops peas, fababeans and rapeseed, 3 contribution for the production of milk and meat based on grassland, 4 contributions to the welfare of the animals;

f. contributions to the efficient use of resources: 1 contribution for techniques of spreading decreasing emissions, 2 contribution to farming techniques preserving the soil, 3 contribution for the use of techniques of precise application of pesticides;

g. the contribution of transition.

Chapter 2 Section 1 Conditions Conditions General art. 3 operators entitled to contributions a farm operators are entitled to contributions: a. when it comes to natural persons who have their civil domicile in Switzerland; b. when they have not yet reached the age of 65 years before January 1 of the year of contributions; c. when they complete the training requirements referred to in art. 4. the natural persons or partnerships that carry on the business of a limited company (SA), a limited partnership or a limited company (S.à.r.l.) personally headquartered in Switzerland are entitled to contributions, if: a. they hold in the SA or the partnership shares a direct participation of two-thirds at least social capital as well as two-thirds of the voting rights or capital stock , through registered shares; b. they hold in the S.à.r.l. direct participation of three quarters at least to the share capital and voting rights; c. the accounting value of farm capital and - if the SA or S.à.r.l. is owner - the book value of the company or companies, represent at least two thirds of the assets of the SA or the S.à.r.l.

Don't have right not to the contributions individuals or partnerships who lease their operation to a legal person, if: a. they assume a leadership role on behalf of the legal person, forgotten the source. they hold a participation of more than a quarter of the share capital, the capital or the voting rights of the legal person.

Legal persons domiciled in Switzerland so that Commons and the cantons can qualify for contributions to biodiversity and the quality of the landscape, as long as they are considered to be farm operators. Are excepted persons, which it can be assumed that they were created to circumvent the age limit or training requirements.

New content according to section I of the October 28 O. 2015, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 4497 RO).
Introduced by section I of the O on October 28. 2015, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 4497 RO).
New content according to section I of the October 28 O. 2015, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 4497 RO).

Art. 4 requirements for training operators must have completed one of the following courses: a. initial training in the professional field of agriculture and its professions, sanctioned by a federal certificate of vocational training according to art. 37 or by a federal certificate of capacity according to art. 38 of the Federal law of December 13, 2002 on vocational training (LFPr); b. training of peasant sanctioned by a patent referred to in art. 43 States; c. higher education in the professions referred to in letter. a or b.

Is considered to be the initial vocational training within the meaning of para. 1, let. a, any other initial vocational training sanctioned by a federal certificate of vocational training according to art. 37 States or by a federal certificate of capacity according to art. 38 LFPr, and completed by: a. training in agriculture, regulated uniformly in the cantons with the crucial organization of the world of work, completed successfully; forgotten the source. a practical activity for at least three years, supporting evidence, as an operator, co-owner or employee in a farm.

Operators located in the mountain region, requiring less than 0.5 unit of labour standard (UMOS) according to art. 3, al. 2, of the Ordinance of 7 December 1998 on the agricultural terminology (OTerm) are not required to meet the conditions referred to in para. 1. the spouse who takes on his own time of the retirement of the current operator is not required to meet the conditions referred to in para. 1 if he worked for at least ten years in operation.
During the three years following the death of an operator entitled to contributions, the heir or the hereditary community are not required to meet the requirements referred to in para. 1. a member of the hereditary community must have civil domicile in Switzerland and must not have reached 65 years of age on January 1 of the year of contributions. The hereditary community must announce that person to the responsible authorities within the meaning of art. 98, al. 2 RS 412.10 RS 910.91 new content according to section I of the October 28 O. 2015, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 4497 RO).
Introduced by section I of the O on October 28. 2015, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 4497 RO).

Art. Minimum 5Charge of work direct payments are made only if the operation requires the work of at least 0.20 UMOS.

New content according to section I of the October 28 O. 2015, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 4497 RO).

Art. 6 minimum share of the work done by the labour exploitation direct payments are made only if 50% at least of the work to be carried out for the smooth running of the operation are by workforce exploitation.
The workload is based on the 'work of ART 2009 budget' established by Agroscope, in the version of the year 2013.

The work of Agroscope budget can be downloaded at HYPERLINK "http://www.agroscope.admin.ch/budget" of the work of art. 7 number of livestock direct payments are made only if the number of cattle does not exceed the limitations of the order of 23 October 2013 on the maximum number.

SR 916.344 art. 8 Cap direct payments by the maximum sum of direct payments granted by UMOS UMOS amounts to 70 000 francs.
The calculation of the contribution to the networking of the contribution to the quality of the landscape, contributions to the efficient use of resources and the contribution of transition ignores the CAP according to para. 1 art. 9 reduction in direct payments for partnership in the case of a partnership, direct payments of exploitation are reduced proportionately the number of people over the age of 65 years before January 1 of the year of contributions.

Art. 10 farms and Summering community pastures operators entitled to physical and legal persons contributions, public law communities are entitled to contributions as operators of farms of Summering with community pasture if: a. they manage a farm of Summering or community pasture for their account and at their own risk, and sib. they have their civil domicile or their seat in Switzerland.

The cantons do not have right to contributions.
The conditions referred to in art. 3 to 9 shall not apply.

Section 2 required environmental services art. 11 principle contributions are made when the requirements related to the ecological benefits (PER) referred to in art. 12 to 25 are satisfied overall with the operation.

Art. 12 custody of the animals comply with the legislation on the protection of animals the requirements of the law on the protection of animals for agricultural production must be respected.

Art. 13 balance sheet of balanced fertilization


Nutrient cycles must be as firm as possible. The manure should show that the phosphorus and nitrogen inputs are not surplus. The requirements to satisfy the balance of manure are set out in annex 1, ch. 2.1.
Contributions allowed phosphorus and nitrogen are calculated based on the needs of the plants and the production potential of exploitation.
So that the fertilizer can be distributed in an optimal way on the various plots, all parcels must be investigated, at least every ten years, soil tests referred to in annex 1, ch. 2.2.

Art. 14 share appropriate surfaces of biodiversity biodiversity surfaces must represent less than 3.5% of agricultural area assigned to special crops and 7% of the useful agricultural surface exploited in other forms. This applies only to the areas on the national territory.
Are attributable as surfaces for the promotion of biodiversity, the surfaces within the meaning of art. 55, al. 1, let. a to k, n and p, and annex 1, Chapter 3, as well as the trees referred to in art. 55, al. 1, who: a. are located on the surface of exploitation and at a distance of 15 km to the maximum by road from the centre of operation or a production unit; ETB. belong to the operator or lie on land leased by the operator.

A tree referred to in para. 2 equals 1 are from surface of biodiversity. A maximum of 100 trees per hectare is caused by plot of exploitation. Trees taken into account may represent more than half of the surface of promotion of biodiversity.
Annual flowering bands considered for pollinators and other useful organizations cannot represent more than half of the surface required biodiversity promotion (art. 55, para. 1, let. q).

New content according to section I of the October 28 O. 2015, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 4497 RO).
New content according to section I of the October 28 O. 2015, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 4497 RO).
Introduced by section I of O of 29 October. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2015 (2014 3909 RO).

Art. 15 operating in accordance with the prescriptions of the objects listed in the inventories of national importance the provisions of art. 18a of the Federal law of July 1, 1966, on the protection of nature and landscape (LPN) on the exploitation of low-Marsh, the breeding sites of amphibians, Prairie and dry pastures, which are habitats of national importance must be respected, for as much as these areas have been demarcated and operating regulations have been declared binding.
A surface is considered as officially defined: a. where there is a written agreement of use and protection between the cantonal and the operator; forgotten the source. where there is an enforceable decision; OUC. When the surface has been delineated within an enforceable assignment plan.

RS 451 art. 16 regular crop rotation crop rotation is designed to prevent the occurrence of pests and dis-ease to avoid erosion, compaction and soil loss, as well as infiltration and runoff of fertilizer and pesticides.
Farms with more than 3 hectares of open land must provide at least four different crops each year. Annex 1, ch. 4.1, fixed on what terms a culture is due. Regarding the major crops, the maximum share to assolees lands, as laid down in annex 1, ch. 4.2, must be respected.
The requirement referred to in para. 2 does not apply to farmers who practice breaks between cultures according to Appendix 1, point 4.3.
For operations managed according to the provisions of the Ordinance of 22 September 1997 on organic farming, the application of the requirements set by the national professional organisation referred to in art. 18, al. 2, provides evidence of a regular rotation.

RS 910.18 art. 17 appropriate protection for the appropriate protection of the ground floor is through optimal coverage of the ground and by measures to avoid erosion and chemical attacks or physical ground. The requirements are set out in annex 1, ch. 5.
Farms that have more than 3 ha of open lands must sow a fall culture, intercropping or green manures when harvesting of the main crop takes place before 31 August. Intercropping or green manures must be planted.
a. in the plain area: before September 1; (b) in the areas of hills and mountain I: before September 15.

The ground cover by intercropping or green must fertilizer meet the requirements referred to in annex 1, ch. 5.1.
For farms managed under the provisions of the organic Ordinance of 22 September 1997, the application of the requirements set by the national professional organisation referred to in art. 20, al. 2, provides evidence of a proper floor protection.

RS 910.18 art. 18 selection and targeted use of pesticides to protect crops against pests, diseases and the invasion by weeds, will apply in the first place preventive measures, natural regulation mechanisms and biological and mechanical processes.
Tolerances and forecast and warning services recommendations must be taken into account in the use of plant protection products.
Only plant protection products put into circulation according to the order of 12 May 2010 on plant protection products can be used. The requirements for the use of plant protection products are mentioned in annex 1, points 6.1 and 6.2.
Cantonal phytosanitary services may grant special permissions according to annex 1, ch. 6.3 concerning the unauthorized phytosanitary measures mentioned in annex 1, ch. 6.2.
Test surfaces are not subject to the prescriptions of use referred to in annex 1, ch. 6.2 and 6.3. The applicant must pass a written agreement with the operator and send it to the cantonal phytosanitary service, with the description of the test.

SR 916.161 art. 19 requirements to satisfy the production of seeds and plants requirements to satisfy the production of seeds and plants are set out in annex 1, ch. 7.

Art. 20 requirements regulations PER the national enforcement bodies and professional organizations the requirements for special crops are fixed in annex 1, ch. 8.1.
With respect to individuals, the federal Office for agriculture (FOAG) may approve equivalent requirements by national professional organizations or organizations responsible for execution referred to in annex 1, point 8.2.

Art. 21 borders borders buffer buffer conform to annex 1, ch. 9 should be located along the water surface, the edges of forest, paths, hedges, fields groves, wooded banks and inventoried areas.

Art. 22 PER business to meet requirements PER, an operation may agree with one or more other farms to share all or part of the PER.
If the agreement between these farms concerns only certain elements of the PER, the following requirements can be met in common: a. manure balance referred to in art. 13; (b) share appropriate biodiversity surfaces referred to in art. 14; c. the combined requirements of the art. 16-18.

The agreement must be approved by the canton. Approved when: a. farms or operating centers are distant by road, 15 km; b. operations settled writing collaboration; c. farms identified a common control agency; d. None of the farms concluded by also another agreement of achievement in common people.

Art. 23 exchange of surfaces surfaces Exchange is allowed between farms that provide people.

Art. 24 operation of secondary crops secondary crops fitted on surfaces not exceeding 20 ares per farm are not required to be used according to rules of the PER.

Art. 25 records the requirements to satisfy the records are set out in annex 1, Chapter 1.

Section 3 requirements for operation on the Summering and Summering area art. Principle 26 farms and Summering community pasture must be managed properly and in a respectful manner to the environment.

Art. 27 maintenance of buildings, facilities and buildings, facilities and access must be maintained in a State correct and properly maintained.

Art. 28 keeping of estives animals estives animals should be monitored. An operator shall ensure that the animals are controlled at least once a week.

Art. 29 protection and maintenance of pastures and areas under the nature protection pastures must be protected by appropriate measures against the overgrowth and the wasteland.
Referred to in annex 2, ch. 1, surfaces must be protected by adequate measures to prevent trampling and grazing of estives animals.

Surfaces under the protection of the nature must be operated according to the regulations in force.

New content according to chapter I of O of 29 October. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2015 (2014 3909 RO).

Art. 30 top-dressing of manure in pasture grazing surfaces must promote a balanced and species-rich floristic composition and correspond to a moderate and phased pasture use. The manure must be performed using fertilizer products on the pasture. The competent cantonal service may allow the fertilizer that is not coming from the pasture.
It is forbidden to apply nitrogen fertilizers and liquid fertilizers not coming from the pasture.
Spreading, in proportion, of manure on the Summering pastures and the contiguous community pastures to the main operation where the animals return regularly is also considered to be a spreading of manure from the pasture.
All fertilizer (date, type, quantity and origin) must be recorded in a log.
Appendix 2.6, point 3.2.3 of the Ordinance of 18 May 2005 on the reduction of the risks associated with chemicals apply to residues from sewage nonfarm 200 population equivalent maximum as well as pits of non-agricultural waste water without flow.

SR 814.81 art. 31 provision of fodder to address exceptional situations due to weather conditions, 50 kg, at most, of dry forage or 140 kg of forage ensilés by normal pâquier (PN) and Summering period can be used.
For treaties and the sheep and goats cows dairy treat, supplementation of 100 kg of forage dry and 100 kg of food focused by PN and Summering period is allowed.
Pigs can be lairaged with food focused only as a supplement to the by-products of milk produced on the pasture.
Any contribution of forage (date, type, quantity and origin) must be recorded in a log.

Art. 32 fighting plants posing problems and use of plant protection products to combat the plants causing problems as the rumex, the thistle, white Veratrum, groundsel Riojan and groundsel of the Alps; There is place to stop the spread.
Herbicides can be used for the treatment plant by plant for as long as their use is not prohibited or restricted. The surface treatment can be carried out only with the authorization of the competent cantonal Department and as part of a remediation plan.

Art. 33 more extended requirements if an operating plan referred to in annex 2, ch. 2, provides for requirements and prescriptions that are more extensive than those in the art. 26 to 32, they are decisive.

Art. 34 operating inappropriate in case of operating or too intense, or too extensive, the canton prescribed measures for the adoption of a binding plan of pasture.
Where environmental damage or improper operation are recorded, the canton sets charges regarding the conduct of pastures, manure and the contribution of fodder and requires records are related.
If the loads attached to the al. 1 or 2 do not allow to reach the goal, the canton requires the establishment of an operating plan referred to in annex 2, c. 2.

Chapter 3 Surfaces giving the right determinants of animals Section 1 Surfaces giving the right workforce to Art. contributions and contributions 35. the contributions giving right surface includes the agricultural land to the senses of the art. 14, 16, al. 3, and 17, al. 2, OTerm.
Small non-productive structures in the extensive pastures (art. 55, para. 1, let. c) give right to contributions to a maximum of 20% of the surface of the pasture.
Small non-productive structures in the extensive prairies along a water course (art. 55, al. 1 let. a), surfaces for bedding (art. 55, al. 1, let. e) and riparian meadows of a watercourse (art. 55, al. 1, let g) give entitled to contributions to a maximum of 20% of the surface.
Refuge strips arranged in an extensive meadow (art. 55, al.1, let. a) entitle to contributions to a maximum of 10% of the surface of the prairie.
Surfaces including usage and protection are the subject of a written agreement with the cantonal service under the NPA and who are thereby not used each year, entitle, the years where they are not exploited, to contributions to biodiversity (art. 55), to the quality of the landscape (art. 63) and the basic contribution of contributions to the security of supply (art. 50).
The surfaces used by tradition in the foreign boundary area referred to in art. 17, al. 2, OTerm give entitlement to the basic contribution of contributions to the security of supply (art. 50) and the contribution to the open lands and perennial crops (art. 53).
Grassland surfaces and surface litter rich in species in the Summering area (art. 55, para. 1, let. o) qualify as contributions to biodiversity.
Surfaces developed in nurseries or assigned to the culture of forest plants, Christmas trees, ornamental plants, hemp and surfaces in greenhouses based on hard foundations give right to any contribution.

RS 910.91 introduced by section I of O of 29 October. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2015 (2014 3909 RO).
RS 451 Section 2 critical number of animals art. 36 reference period and statement of the critical number of animals the reference period for the establishment of the number of livestock on farms in the year extends from 1 January to 31 December of the previous year.
The following reference periods are decisive for the calculation of the load in cattle farms and Summering community pastures: a. for cattle and Buffalo in Asia: contributions until October 31 year; (b) for other animals consuming coarse fodder: the year of contributions as a whole.

The number of cattle and water buffalo is calculated on the basis of data from the database on trafficking in animals.
Represented by the other animals must be indicated by the operator during the transmission of the application for direct payments.

Art. 37 calculation of the number of animals for the calculation of the number of cattle and water buffalo, the number of days / animals during the reference period is crucial. Only are taken into account the days/animals for which a place to stay could be clearly attributed to the animals. Animals without valid birth notification are not taken into account.
For the calculation of the strength of the other animals, the average number of animals kept in the reference period is crucial.
If some animals consuming of roughage are moved in farms and Summering pastures community in Switzerland or in traditional Summering farms of the border referred to in art. 43 of the Act of March 18, 2005 on customs, they are taken into account in the calculation of the size of the operation. Are due no more than 180 days.
If the operator alters significantly the number of animals kept by May 1 of the year of contributions, the canton increases or decreases the workforce according to the al. 1 and 2 to the workforce actually kept for the year of contributions. The change is noticeable when membership of a category of livestock is new, deleted, increased or reduced by more than 50%.
The number of animals for the contribution of development to the pasture is calculated in PN in accordance with art. 39, al. 2 and 3, based on animals summered in Summering or community pasture farms recognized on the national territory.
The number of animals corresponding to the load on cattle farms and Summering community pastures in Switzerland is calculated in PN in accordance with art. 39, al. 2 and 3.

RS 631.0 Section 3 special provisions concerning the Summering and region of Summering art. 38 surfaces in the Summering area net grazable surface is the surface according to the art. 24 OTerm, covered with forage plants, less closed to grazing areas referred to in annex 2, Chapter 1.
The operator shall indicate on a map the grazing surfaces and surfaces closed to grazing.

SR 910.91 art. 39 common charge in cattle in farms of Summering with community pasture by usual load, means the load in cattle set under a sustainable use. The usual charge is indicated in PN.
A PN corresponds to the Summering in a large livestock unit consuming roughage (UGBFG) for 100 days.
A period of 180 days at most Summering is taken into account.
The usual load set based on the order of 29 March 2000 on the contributions of Summering remains valid as long as no adjustment according to art. 41 does.

Regarding Summering or community pasture farms, affected for the first time in the summer, it is the canton which provisionally fixed the usual load based on actually estives people. After a period of three years, he fixed definitively the usual load taking into account the average load in three years and the requirements for sustainable mining.

[RO 2000 1105, 2002 1140, 2005 2695 c. II 17. RO 2007 6139 art. [29] art. 40 setting the usual load fixed Township, for each operation of Summering or community pasture, the usual charge in: a. sheep, dairy sheep excepted, under grazing system; b. other animals eating roughage, bison and deer excepted.

The normal load referred to in para. 1, let. b, is divided into two categories: a. UGBFG for treated cows, dairy sheep and dairy goats, with a traditional Summering from 56 to 100 days duration; b. PN for animals consuming the roughage.

When the usual load setting on the sheep, dairy sheep excepted, per hectare of grazable surface net charge contained in annex 2, Chapter 3, should not be exceeded.
If there is an operating plan, the canton refers to the figures it contains to set the usual load. The limits set in the al. 3 must be observed.

Art. 41 adjustment of the usual load the canton fits usual charging a Summering or community pasture operation, if: a. the applicant files an operating plan that justifies a larger load; (b) a change in the proportion of sheep and other animals is expected; c. changes in surfaces require it.

It reduces the usual load taking into account in the opinion of the specialised cantonal services, in particular of the nature protection service, if: a. the charge in cattle not exceeding the usual load nonetheless led to ecological damage; b. cantonal charges have failed to remedy environmental damage; c. grazable surface is significantly reduced including as a result of an invasion by the forest or a shrub.

It sets a new customary charge when the livestock load is for three consecutive years less than 75% of the usual set. It takes into account the load average of the past three years and the requirements for sustainable mining.
For the payment of contributions as of 2015, it fits the usual load cattle for farms and Summering community pastures, taking into account the change of the BMU factor, which increased from 0.8 to 1.0 for 'other cows', according to the amendment of October 23, 2013, of the schedule to the Ordinance of 7 December 1998 on the agricultural terminology. The usual charge is suitable only if the load average during the reference years 2011 and 2012, calculated using the coefficient of 1.0 for 'other cows' BMU, exceeds 100% of the old usual load. The new usual load is calculated as follows: a. for the farms with cattle in the reference years load was less than or equal to 100% of the standard charge (calculated using the coefficient 0.8 for 'other cows' BMU), the new usual load is the load in cattle during the years of reference calculated using a coefficient LSU of 1.0 for 'other cows'; b. to farmers whose livestock load during the years of reference exceeded 100% of the normal charge (calculated using the coefficient 0.8 for 'other cows' BMU), the new usual load corresponds to the old usual load multiplied by the average load in cattle in the reference years calculated however using a coefficient of 1.0 for 'other cows' BMU, divided by the load in cattle in the reference years calculated using a coefficient 0.8 for BMU the «» other cows.

If there is an operating plan, the canton increases the usual load under para. 3 if appropriate.
The operator can use within 30 days against the adaptation of the common load and demand a review of the decision on the basis of an operating plan. It must present this plan within the period of a year.

RO 2013 3901 RS 910.91 introduced by section I of the O on 29 oct. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2015 (2014 3909 RO).
Introduced by section I of O of 29 October. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2015 (2014 3909 RO).

Title 2 Contributions Chapter 1 Contributions to the cultivated landscape Section 1 Contribution to the maintenance of an open landscape art. 42. the contribution for the maintenance of an open landscape, scaled according to the area, is granted per hectare.
No contribution is paid for the surfaces in the plain area, hedges, fields groves and wooded banks.
Surfaces should be used so as to prevent the spread of the forest.

Section 2 Contribution for surfaces sloping art. 43. the contribution for sloping surfaces is paid per hectare for areas with the following slopes: a. 18-35%; b. more than 35 to 50%; c....

No contribution is paid for permanent pasture, the vineyards, the hedges, the rural groves and wooded banks.
Contributions are paid only if the sloped surface is at least by operating 50 ares. Only are taken into account the surfaces of exploitation constituting an area of a single block of at least an are.
The cantons calculate the share of surfaces sloping of the farms on the basis of a set of electronic data. The FOAG puts the data set available to the cantons and is updated periodically.
The cantons set lists by common indicating, for each exploited surface with a parcel number, of a name or an operating unit the extent of surfaces that can give right to the contributions and the class of contributions. The cantons ensure update of those lists.

Not yet in force. See art. 118, al. 3, below.

Section 3 Contributions for surfaces in steep art. 44. the contribution for steep surfaces is paid per hectare for giving surfaces right to contributions under art. 43, al. 1, let. b or c.
It is granted only when the share of these surfaces represents at least 30% of the useful agricultural surface (SAU) giving the right for contributions from exploitation.

Section 4 Contribution for vineyards sloping art. 45. the contribution for the vineyards sloping is allocated to: a. the vineyards on a slope with a gradient of 30 to 50%; b. the vineyards on a slope with a gradient of more than 50%; c. the terraced vineyards with a slope of more than 30%.

The criteria for the demarcation of perimeters in terraces are laid down in annex 3.
If a contribution is paid for terraced vineyards, no contribution for sloping vineyards will be granted for this same surface.
Contributions are paid only if the wine slope surface is at least by operating 10 ares. Only are taken into account the surfaces of a farm having an area of a single source to at least one are.
The cantons determine the surfaces in terraces of a wine region for which contributions are paid.
They maintain lists in accordance with art. 43, al. 5 section 5 Contribution of updated the pasture art. 46. the contribution of the Alpine updated is paid by fn for the Summering in animals consuming roughage, with the exception of the bison and deer, in a farm of Summering or recognized community pastures located on the national territory.

Section 6 Contribution of Summering art. 47 contribution Summering contribution is paid for the Summering animals consuming coarse fodder, with the exception of bison and deer, Summering or recognized community pasture farm located on the national territory.
The following categories are established: a. sheep, except dairy sheep, in the event of permanent supervision by a shepherd, or in the case of rotating pastures with herds, by PN protection measures; b. sheep, except dairy sheep, in the case of rotating pastures by PN; (c) sheep, except milk, in the case of "other pastures" sheep, by PN; d. treated cows , dairy sheep and dairy goats in case the traditional Summering period extends from 56 to 100 days, a UGBFG; e. other animals eating roughage, by PN.

The contributions referred to in para. 2, let. d, are granted until December 31, 2017.

Art. 48 requirements to satisfy the different systems of grazing for sheep the requirements to satisfy the different systems of grazing for sheep are laid down in annex 2, Chapter 4.

Art. 49 setting the contribution the contribution of Summering is paid according to the usual load in cattle (art. 39) which has been determined.
When the livestock load differ substantially fixed usual load, the contribution of Summering is adapted as follows:

a. contribution is reduced by 25% when the load in cattle, PN or UGBFG exceeds 10-15%, but at least two PN or two UGBFG, the usual charge; (b) no contribution is paid when in cattle, PN or UGBFG load increasingly exceeds 15%, but at least two PN or two UGBFG , the usual charge; c. when the livestock load is more than 25% less than the usual load, PN or UGBFG, the contribution is calculated based on the actual load.

Chapter 2 Contributions to the security of supply Section 1 Basic Contribution art. 50 contribution base contribution is paid per hectare and scaled according to the surface.
For surfaces permanent grassland used as surfaces for the promotion of biodiversity within the meaning of art. 55, al. 1, let. a, b, c, d or g, a reduced basic contribution is paid.
No contribution is paid for surfaces used for crops that are not used to maintaining the capacity of food production.
Base for permanent grassland surfaces contribution is paid only if the load minimum livestock according to art. 51 is reached. If the total number of animals consuming of roughage in the operation is less than the minimum strength required on the basis of the entire permanent grass surface, the contribution for permanent grassland areas is fixed proportionally.

Art. 51 minimum load in cattle the minimum load in cattle per hectare of permanent grass surface is as follows: a. area plain 1.0 UGBFG; b. area hills 0.8 UGBFG. c zone mountain I 0.7 UGBFG; d. II 0.6 UGBFG mountain area; e. Mountain III 0.5 UGBFG area; f. IV 0.4 UGBFG mountain area.

The minimum load in cattle for surfaces permanent grassland used as surfaces for the promotion of biodiversity represents 30% of the minimum load in cattle under para. 1. section 2 Contribution to production in difficult conditions art. 52. the contribution for the production in difficult conditions, scaled according to the box, is allocated per hectare for areas located in the mountain region and in the hills.
No contribution is paid for surfaces used for crops that are not used to maintaining the capacity of food production.
The contribution for the production in difficult conditions is paid for surfaces permanent grassland only if the minimum load in livestock referred to in art. 51 is reached. If the total number of animals consuming some roughage in exploitation is smaller than the minimum load in cattle required on the basis of the entire permanent grass surface, the ongoing contribution for grassland areas is fixed proportionally.

New content according to chapter I of O of 29 October. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2015 (2014 3909 RO).

Section 3 Contribution to the open lands and perennial crops art. 53. the contribution to the open lands and perennial crops is paid per hectare.
No contribution is paid for surfaces used for crops that are not used to maintaining the capacity of food production.

Section 4 Surfaces abroad art. 54. If direct payments from the European Union (EU) are granted for areas operated by tradition in the foreign boundary area under Regulation (EC) n 73/2009, they are deducted from contributions to the security of supply.
Of the EU direct payments for the previous year are decisive for the calculation of the deduction.

R (EC) n 73/2009 Council of Jan. 19. 2009 establishing common rules for direct support under the common agricultural policy schemes and establishing certain support for farmers, and amending the R (EC) No. 1290/2005, (EC) 247/2006, (EC) n n 378/2007 and repealing the R (EC) n. 1782/2003, OJ L 30 of the 19.1.2009, p. 16; amended lastly by R (EU) n 671/2012, OJ L 204 of the 31.7.2012, p. 11.

Chapter 3 Contributions to biodiversity Section 1 provisions general art. 55. contributions to biodiversity are made per hectare for areas of biodiversity following: a. extensive prairies; b. little intensive prairies; c. extensive pastures; d. wooded pastures; e. surfaces for bedding; f. hedges, fields groves and banks wooded; g. grasslands bordering of a watercourse, h. wildflower strips, i. rotating fallow; j. extensive cropping strips; k. hem on land assolées; l.... m... .n. vineyards with a natural biodiversity; o. grassland and surfaces for bedding surfaces rich in species in the Summering area; p. surfaces promote region-specific biodiversity; q. bands flowery for pollinators and other useful organizations.

Contributions to biodiversity are made by tree for the following trees: a. fruit trees high; b. isolated native trees adapted to the site and gone to trees.

For surfaces referred to in para. 1, let. a, b and e, the contributions are staggered by zones.
For the following areas, contributions are made in the following regions and areas: a. areas referred to in para. 1, let. h, i and q: area of plain and the Hills area; b. surfaces referred to in para. 1, let. k: area plain, the hilly area and mountain I and II areas; c. surfaces referred to in para. 1, let. o: Summering area and surfaces of Summering in the area of plain and mountain.

Contributions may be allocated to surfaces on which one proceeds to research and tests to improve the quality of surfaces for the promotion of biodiversity.
Do not give right to the contributions the surfaces with restrictions for the protection of nature under art. 18A, 18B, 23 c and 23d LPN, for which it has not found agreement with farmers or land owners for fair compensation.
Do not give right to the contributions the surfaces used for manoeuvring of farm machinery in the operation of adjacent surfaces.
If a surface referred to in para. 1, let. a, includes trees subject to a manure, the critical surface for the contribution is reduced by an are by concerned tree.

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Section 2 Contribution to the quality of biodiversity art. 56Niveaux of quality of contributions for the level of quality I are paid for surfaces of biodiversity according to art. 55, al. 1, let. a to k and q and for trees referred to in art. 55, al. 1, let. a. If more extensive requirements are met, contributions for the level of quality II are paid in addition to the contributions to the level of quality I for the surfaces referred to in art. 55, al. 1, let. a to f, n, and o so trees referred to in art. 55, al. 1, let. a. contributions of quality level I for the surfaces referred to in art. 55, al. 1, and the trees referred to in art. 55, al. 1, are granted for half of the right giving surfaces to contributions according to art. 35, with the exception of the surfaces referred to in art. 35, al. 5-7. Surfaces and trees that are the subject of contributions for the level II are not subject to the limitation.

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Art. 57duree of commitment of the operator the operator is required to exploit biodiversity surfaces referred to in art. 55, al. 1, in accordance with the requirements during the following periods: a. annual flowering bands considered for pollinators and other useful organizations, for at least 100 days; b. rotating fallow, for at least a year; c. wildflower strips, extensive farming bands and hem on assolees land: for at least two years; d. all other surfaces : for at least eight years.

It is required to operate the trees referred to in art. 55, al. 1, in accordance with the requirements for the following period: a. trees fruit high quality level I, isolated native trees adapted to the site and alleys of trees: for at least a year; b. trees fruit high quality II: for at least 8 years.

The cantons may grant to one operator a shorter minimum period when he moved elsewhere a similarly large surface area or the same number of trees and contributes better to biodiversity or to the protection of natural resources.

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Art. 58 conditions and charges relating to contributions for the level of quality I the contribution is paid when the requirements that must meet the level of quality I according to schedule 4 are met.
No fertilizers should be applied on the surfaces of biodiversity. A manure according to annex 4 is allowed on the little intensive prairies, extensive pastures, wooded pastures, extensive farming bands, the vineyards with a natural biodiversity and areas of biodiversity in the Summering area. The manure is allowed for fruit trees to high.
It should combat plants causing problems as the rumex, the thistle, ragwort Riojan or invasive neophytes; There is place to stop the spread.
No plant protection product must be used on the surfaces of biodiversity. The plant-by-plant treatments or treatments of homes are allowed for plants causing problems, if it is impossible to fight them reasonably by mechanical means. Processing plant-by-plant is not allowed on bedding surfaces and on surfaces for which the use of plant protection products is prohibited. On wooded pasture, plant protection products can be used only with the agreement of the cantonal authority in charge of the forest economy and only in respect of the prohibitions and restrictions of employment. On the vineyards with a natural biodiversity, plant protection products referred to in annex 4 are allowed. Plant protection products are authorized for fruit trees to high.
The product of cutting surfaces of biodiversity must be evacuated, except for the product of mowing of the hems on assolees land, wildflower strips, of rotating fallow and the vineyards presenting a natural biodiversity.
Lots of branches and bedding can be arranged for reasons of the protection of nature, or networking projects.
The grinding of grass (mulching) and the use of girobroyeurs rocks are prohibited. The grinding is allowed in the hems on assolees land, wildflower strips, rotating fallow, the vineyards with a natural biodiversity and at the foot of trees on areas of biodiversity.
During sowing, there should only be used mixtures of seeds allowed by the FOAG, after consultation of the FOEN for the surface of affected biodiversity. The prairies, pastures and surface litter, to focus on mixtures of standard seed, the local flower of hay or seeds obtained by threshing Hay, from grassland to long-term.
For surfaces which use and protection are the subject of a written agreement with the cantonal service under the NPA, it is possible to fix provisions replacing those mentioned in paras. 2 to 8 and Appendix 4.
To combat by mechanical means plants causing the problem, the canton may permit exceptions to the operating requirements concerning the mowing date and frequency of cuts.

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Art. 59 conditions and charges relating to contributions for the level II quality II contribution is paid when the surfaces referred to in art. 55, al. 1, let. a-f, n and o, as well as the trees referred to in art. 55, al. 1, let. a, the floristic quality or structures favouring biodiversity and meet the requirements referred to in art. 58 and annex 4.
If considered surfaces of biodiversity are low-Marsh, sites of reproduction of amphibians, Prairie and dry pastures, which are the Habitat of national importance, referred to in art. 18a LPN, they are considered as presenting the floristic quality or structures promoting biodiversity.
After consultation with the federal Office for the environment (FOEN), the FOAG may issue instructions on how to control the floristic quality and structures fostering biodiversity.
The cantons may use other basic documents to assess the floristic quality and structures fostering biodiversity, as long as these documents have been recognized as equivalent by the FOAG, after consultation of the FOEN. Are except the basic documents used to assess the floristic quality in the Summering area.
For surfaces that are broke more than once a year, the canton may bring forward the dates of mowing if the floristic quality required.
The use of conditioners is not allowed.
If contributions to the level of quality II are made for a given area or for a given tree, for the level of quality I are also contributions to this same surface or to the same tree, with the exception of the surfaces referred to in art. 55, al. 1, let. n and o.

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Section 3 Contribution to the networking art. 61 contribution the Confederation supports projects of the cantons aimed at promoting networking and exploitation of biodiversity surfaces referred to in art. 55, al. 1, let. a k, n and p, as well as trees referred to in art. 55, al. 1. She gives support when the cantons contribute to operators for the realization of networking measures agreed by contract.
The canton sets the rates of contributions for networking.
The Confederation supports maximum 90% of the taxes imposed by the canton, according to para. 3, but at least at the level of the amounts referred to in annex 7, point 3.2.1.

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Art. 62 conditions and charges for networking contribution is paid when the surfaces and trees: a. meet the requirements of the level of quality I referred to in art 58 and annex 4; (b) meet the requirements of the canton regarding networking; c. are built and operated in accordance with the directives of a regional networking project approved by the canton.

The requirements of the canton in terms of networking of surfaces of biodiversity must be equivalent to the minimum requirements defined in annex 4, let's. (B) they must be approved by the FOAG, after consultation of the FOEN.
A networking project lasted eight years; It is renewable. The operator undertakes to exploit surfaces in accordance with what was agreed until the expiry of the duration of the project.
It is possible to not respect strictly the eight-year period under para. 3, if that enables to coordinate the project with another networking project or a project of quality of the landscape within the meaning of art. 63, al. 1. for giving surfaces right contributions to networking, prescriptions of use derogating from those of the level of quality I can be fixed regarding the date of mowing and the mode to use if this is necessary for the target species and the characteristic species. These requirements must be agreed in writing between the operator and the canton or service designated by the canton. The canton controls the implementation of the requirements.

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Chapter 4 Contribution to the quality of the landscape art. 63 contribution Confederation supports cantonal projects of preservation, promotion and development of cultivated landscapes diversified.
It gives support to a project subject to the canton makes contributions to operators to promote the quality of the landscape measures agreed by contract, that operators implement on the surface of exploitation within the meaning of art. 13 OTerm or on a surface of Summering in the sense of art. 24 OTerm, they possess their own or they took to lease.
The canton fixed the rate of contributions allocated by measure.
The Confederation supports maximum 90% of the taxes imposed by the canton, according to para. 3, but no more than the amounts referred to in annex 7, ch. 4.1.

SR 910.91 art. 64 projects


Cantonal projects must meet the following minimum requirements: a. objectives must rest on existing regional concepts or be developed in the region in collaboration with interested circles; b. measures should focus on regional objectives; c. contributions are set by measure based on the cost and value of this measure.

The canton shall send to the FOAG requests authorization and funding for a project, together with a project report, for verification of the minimum requirements. The application must be filed before 31 October of the year preceding the beginning of the implementation of the project.
The FOAG authorizes projects and their financing.
The federal contribution is granted for projects of a duration of eight years.
The duration of the project can deviate from the duration provided for in para. 4, when that it facilitates coordination with a networking project according to art. 61, al. 1 the Confederation also takes account of the measures that have been agreed after the beginning of the project.
The last year of the implementation period, the Township passes an assessment report to the FOAG for each project.
The federal contribution is paid annually.

Chapter 5 Contributions to the system of production Section 1 Modes of production art. 65. the contribution for organic agriculture is paid as a contribution to the modes of production on the whole farm.
For modes of production on a part of the operation are paid: a. the contribution for extensive cultivation of cereals, sunflowers, protein crops peas, fababeans and rapeseed; (b) the contribution for the production of milk and meat based on the grassland.

Are contributions to the well-being of animals for modes of production particularly respectful of the animals.

Section 2 Contribution for organic art. 66 contribution contribution to organic agriculture is paid per hectare and scaled according to the following types of use: a. Special crops; b. lands open affected other than special crops production; c. other surfaces giving entitlement to contributions.

Art. 67 conditions and charges the requirements set out in art. 3, 6 to 16 h and 39 to 39 h of the Ordinance of 22 September 1997 on organic farming must be completed.
Operators who abandon organic farming are again entitled to contributions for organic agriculture that two years after they ceased this activity.

RS 910.18 Section 3 Contribution to the extensive culture of cereals, sunflowers, pea protein, fababeans and rapeseed art. 68 contribution contribution for extensive cultivation of cereals, sunflowers, protein crops peas, fababeans and rapeseed is paid per hectare.

Art. 69 conditions and charges the culture must be conducted strictly without resort to the use of the following products: a. regulators of growth; (b) fungicides c. pacemakers chemical synthesis of natural defences; d. insecticides.

The requirements of para. 1 must be met for each crop in all of exploitation for: a. bread wheat, feed wheat, rye, millet, spelt, oats, barley, triticale, the engrain and the starch, as well as the mixtures of these cereals; b. cereals intended for the production of seed c. rapeseed; d. sunflowers; e. protein crops peas and beans and meslin protein crops peas or beans with grain used for animal feeding.

The contribution for the feed wheat is paid when the cultivated wheat variety is registered in the list of varieties recommended for feed wheat Agroscope and swissgranum. The contribution for cereals intended for the production of seeds is paid only for producers certified under the enforcement order on the order of 7 December 1998 on propagating material.
Extensive crops for grain harvest should be done when they are mature.

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The list is available under www.swissgranum.ch RS 916.151 Section 4 Contribution for the production of milk and meat based on the grassland art. 70 contribution the contribution for the production of milk and meat based on the grassland is paid per hectare of surface pasturing.

Art. 71 conditions and loads the contribution is paid when at least 90% of the dry matter (DM) of the annual ration of all livestock kept consuming coarse forage according to art. 37, al. 1-4, consist of forage base within the meaning of annex 5, ch. 1. In addition, the annual ration should consist of following rude, fresh, dry or silage forage minimum share, from peerages and pastures, according to annex 5, ch. 1: a. in plain region: 75% of the MS; b. in mountain region: 85% of the Ms.

From basic fodder of intercropping can be taken into account in the ration as a meadow forage, to reason up to 25 dt MS per hectare and use.
The contribution for permanent grassland surfaces and artificial grasslands is paid when the minimum load in cattle is reached. The minimum load in livestock is calculated on the basis of the values referred to in art. 51. If the total number of animals consuming some roughage in exploitation is smaller than the minimum load in cattle required on the basis of the entire grass surface, the contribution for grassland areas is fixed proportionally.
Requirements to satisfy operation, documentation and controls, are fixed in annex 5, ch. 2-4.

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Section 5 Contributions to the well-being of animals art. 72 contributions Confederation makes contributions to the well-being of the animals for the care of animals when all the animals belonging to the corresponding categories are kept according to the requirements of one or two of the following Ethological programs: a. particularly environmentally friendly housing systems (OHS) animals; b. outputs regular outdoor (SRPA).

When an operator cannot meet the requirements for a category of animals newly enrolled in a program of animal welfare at 1 January of the year of contributions, the canton may pay him 50% of contributions, provided that the operator meets the requirements at the latest from 1 July.

Art. 73 categories of animals the ethoprogrammes concern the following categories of animals: a. categories of cattle and Buffalo in Asia: 1. dairy cows, 2 other cows, 3 female animals, more 365 days at first calving, 4 female animals, more than 160 to 365 days, 5 female animals up to 160 days, 6. animal male, over 730 days, 7 male animals more than 365 days to 730 days, 8. male, over 160 days to 365 days, 9 animals. male animals, up to 160 days;

b. categories of equidae: 1 females and males castrated, over 30 months, 2 stallions, over 30 months, 3 young horses, up to 30 months;

c. categories for goats: 1 female, more than a year animals, 2 animals males, more than a year;

d. categories of sheep: 1 female, more than a year animals, 2 animals males, more than a year, 3 lambs in pasture;

e. categories concerning swine: 1 boars for breeding, for more than 6 months, 2 breeding sows not lactating, for more than 6 months, 3 sows of breeding lactating, weaned piglets 4, 5 pigs of renewal, up to 6 months, and pigs to the fertilizer;

f. rabbits: 1 Rabbit with four updates per year, at least, including young rabbits up to about 35 days, 2. young animals, age: 35 to 100 days, approximately.

g. categories concerning pension poultry: 1 hens and cocks for the production of eggs hatching, 2 hens for the production of eggs for consumption, 3. young hens, cockerels and chicks for the production of eggs, broiler 4, 5 turkeys.

Art. 74 conditions relating to contributions OSH by particularly respectful of animal housing systems, means systems to multiple areas entirely or partially covered, a. in which the animals are kept in groups, without be hampered; b. where animals have opportunities to rest, to move and to take care that are appropriate to their natural behavior; c. that have a light with an intensity of at least 15 lux. in the areas of rest or shelter, including nests, more low light is admitted.

The OHS contributions are paid to a class of animals if membership determining animal exploitation can be kept in stables that meet the requirements of the protection of animals and the OHS.
No OHS contribution is paid for: a. the categories of animal referred to in art. 73, let. a, no. 5 and 9, let. b, c. 3, and let. d; (b) the categories of animals which are kept exclusively in accordance with al. 8.


The requirements specific to the various categories of animals, as well as requirements that must meet the documentation and controls, are fixed in annex 6, let. A. in addition, with regard to pension poultry, the targeted requirements in annex 6, let's. B, must be completed.
Cannot be used as bedding that materials that lend themselves to this purpose, affecting not not to the health of animals nor damage the environment. The litter must be maintained in the State that allows him to perform his function.
In addition, if soft layers are used for cattle, the requirements referred to in annex 6, let. C, must be met.
Animals must have daily access to OHS compliant housing.
Between April 1 and November 30, daily access to housing in accordance with SST is not absolutely required for the animals referred to in art. 73, let. a to c, when they are kept permanently on a pasture. When there are extreme weather events, they must have access to OHS compliant housing. If the road ahead until this accommodation is not reasonably feasible in the event of extreme weather event, the animals may be kept for seven days at the most in a non-compliant housing OSH.

Art. 75 SRPA contributions by output requirements, means stay of animals to pasture, in the area of exercise (or route) or in the area to outdoor climate.
The requirements specific to the different categories of animals are given in annex 6, let. D. in addition, with regard to pension poultry, the targeted requirements in annex 6, let's. B, must be completed. The litter must meet the requirements referred to in art. 74, al. 5. with regard to sick or wounded animals, it is possible to derogate from the requirements for the outputs if the disease or injury requires imperatively.
Exits must be logged out within three days at the latest. According to the outputs, they must be documented either by group of animals benefiting from outputs together, individual animal. Relief in terms of the newspaper and the requirements to satisfy the controls are set in annex 6, let. D. Si permanent access to pasture or exercise area is provided by the system of stable, it is not necessary to document the outputs.
The exercise area and grazing must meet the specific requirements of the species. Detailed provisions are laid down in annex 6, let. E. art. 76 cantonal derogations the cantons grant derogations relating to an individual operating in the sense of annex 6, let's. B, no. 1.3, let D, CH 1.1 let. b, and let. E, c. 1.5, in writing.
Related to an individual operation derogations are granted for up to five years.
They contain: a. a precise description of the derogation allowed compared with the corresponding provision of the order; (b) the justification for the derogation; (c) the period of validity.

The canton may not delegate to third parties the jurisdiction to grant a derogation.
It maintains a list of exemptions granted.

Chapter 6 Contributions to the efficient use of resources Section 1 Contribution for techniques of spreading decreasing emissions art. 77 contribution the contribution for the techniques of fertilizer and farm manure recycling reducing emissions is paid per hectare and spreading.
Are considered as techniques of spreading decreasing emissions: a. the use of a ramp spreading hoses flexible (boom); (b) the use of a ramp of semirigid pipes equipped with Ploughshares spreading; c. the burrowers of slurry; d. deep injection of slurry.

Contributions are made until 2019.

Art. 78 conditions and charges four spreading of manure per area and per year give entitlement to contributions. The period extends from 1 September of the previous year to 31 August of the year of contributions.
No contribution is paid for spreading of liquid manure made between November 15 and February 15.
In the case of fertilizer application of farm or fertilizer of recycling through a technique of reducing emissions, there is reason to charge 3 kg of nitrogen available per hectare and input in the "Switzerland-check '. The current version of the guide Switzerland-balance, 1.13 edition, as well as the announced surfaces for the relevant year of contributions, are binding for the calculation.
The operator undertakes to carry out the following records for each surface: a. date of application; b. fertilized surface; c. type of appliance or machine and owner.

The canton defines what form the records must be provided.

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Section 2 Contribution to farming techniques preserving the floor art. 79 contribution regarding the main crops on assolees land, the contribution to farming techniques preserving the soil is paid per hectare.
Are considered as such of the following techniques: a. direct seeding, when 25% up from the surface of the ground is worked during sowing; b. seedlings into milled strips and strip-till (seeding in bands), when 50% maximum of the surface of the ground is worked before or during sowing; c. seedlings under litter, when the ground work takes place without labour.

No contribution is paid for landscaping: a. artificial grassland by planting under litter; b. intermediate crops and green manures; c. of wheat or triticale after corn.

Contributions are made until 2019.

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Art. 80 conditions and loads in order to reduce the risks associated with the diseases, weeds and pests, preventive measures must be taken, such as the appropriate rotation, choice of adapted varieties and grinding of the residues of crop in the field.
Between the harvest of the previous crop and the right giving main crop harvest to contributions under art. 79, must not plow and the use of glyphosates may not exceed 1.5 kg of active substance per hectare. If the additional contribution under art. 81 is requested, it is possible to plow in the preparation of the bed of seeds for sowing under litter, provided that the working of the soil does not exceed a depth of 10 cm.
The operator undertakes to carry out the following for each surface records: a. type of cropping technique preserving the floor; b. main crop and previous crop; c. dates of seeding and harvest of the main crops; d. use of herbicides; e. surface; f. type of appliance or machine and owner.

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Art. 81 additional contribution for the non-use of herbicides an additional contribution per hectare and per year is granted for areas for which contributions are paid under arts. 79 and 80, provided that no herbicide is used between the harvest of the previous crop and the harvest of the main crop eligible for contributions.

Section 3 Contribution for the use of application techniques precise art. 82. a unique contribution is granted for the acquisition of all nine sprayer allowing precise application of pesticides.
Are considered with specific application techniques: a. sous-foliaire spraying; b. drift sprayers used in perennial crops.

Sous-foliaire spray technique is a supplementary scheme of plant protection which can equip the conventional spray equipment. It allows to use at least 50% of the nozzles for the treatment of the lower part of the plant and the underside of the leaves.
Are considered as spray drift: a. the turbodiffuseurs and sprayers to jets projected, with adjustable horizontal air flow; b. the turbodiffuseurs and sprayers to jets projected with horizontal swivel and airflow detector of vegetation; c. sprayers under tunnel (recycling of air and liquid).

Drift sprayers are designed or equipped in such a way that drifting is reduced by at least 50%, even without the use of drift nozzles.
Contributions are made until 2019.

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Chapter 7 contributions rates and operators entitled to contributions art. 83. the contribution rate referred to in art. 2, let. a-f, are laid down in annex 7.

Farm operators are entitled to contributions referred to in art. 2, let. a, point 1 to 5, and b to g, but not to the contributions to the surfaces referred to in art. 55, al. 1, let. o. summering and community pastures farm operators are entitled to contributions referred to in art. 2, let. a, CH 6, and d, and to contributions to the surfaces referred to in art. 55, al. 1, let. o. Chapter 8 transitional Contribution Section 1 right to contribution and the determination of the contribution art. 84 right to the contribution the contribution of transition is paid to agricultural businesses operating without interruption since May 2, 2013.

Art. 85 contribution the contribution of transition is the base value set for exploitation under art. 86, multiplied by the coefficient referred to in art. 87 art. 86 base value the base value is fixed once for all for each operation. It corresponds to the difference between General direct payments before the change of system and the contributions to the cultivated landscape and contributions to the security of supply, except the contribution of Summering, in accordance with this order.
The years 2011 to 2013 serve as reference for the calculation of General direct payments before the change of system. The year during which the operation received the highest amount of General direct payments is taken into account. The timing of contributions based on the surface and the number of animals is also taken into account.
The calculation of contributions to the cultivated landscape and contributions to the security of supply takes into account areas and numbers of animals from the farm which give right to the contributions based on the decisive year within the meaning of para. 2 and applied contributions rates in 2014, according to annex 7.
Contributions to the security of supply are charged, as the minimum load in cattle according to art. 51 either affected or not.

Art. 87 coefficient the coefficient is calculated on the basis of the sum of the basic values of all farms with funds available for direct payments, after deduction of expenses in respect of the art. 71 to 76, 77 and 77 LAgr b and art. 62A of the Federal law of 24 January 1991 on the protection of the waters.
The FOAG fixed coefficient.

RS 814.20 Section 2 assessment of the contributions in the event of changes of exploitation art. 88 change of operator when an operator resumes operation, the contribution of transition is calculated on the basis of the value of basic applied so far.

Art. 89 recovery additional operating or parts of an operation if an operator in activity resumed operation, besides his own, transition contribution is calculated based on the greater of the two values of base.
If an operator in activity resumed, in addition to his farm, parts of another operation, the transition contribution is calculated based on the value of its own operating current.

Art. 90 grouping of several farms during the creation of a community of exploitation, or the fusion of several farms to make up a single, transition contribution is calculated based on the core values of the involved farms, provided that operators continue to work as exploitation in operations or the operational community. The core values of the affected farms are added.

Art. 91 operation if sharing a farm or a community of operation is shared, a transition contribution is paid for each newly created and recognized farm. The base of exploitation or the community of operation value is allocated based on the surface of the newly recognized farms.
If a community of operation or a merged operation is shared, that existed for less than five years, the contribution of transition is distributed according to the farms as they existed at the time of the merger.

Art. 92 withdrawal of a co-owner if a co-owner withdraws a merged operation or a community of exploitation, the base value does not change, as long as it remained co-operating for five years at least before. Otherwise, the base value is reduced in proportion to the number of exploitation.

Art. 93 relatively major structural changes when operation is reduced by 50% or more its UMOS, transition contribution is reduced in the same proportion. The UMOS of the year which had been used for the calculation of the value of basic in the sense of art. 86, al. 2, are used as reference.

Section 3 of the contribution of transition article Cap 94 of the contribution cap of transition in function of income determining the contribution of transition is reduced from a decisive income of 80 000 francs. Determining income is taxable income calculated under the Federal law of 14 December 1990 on the direct federal tax, net of 50,000 francs for married operators.
The reduction amounts to 20% of the difference between the decisive income of the operator and the amount of 80 000 francs.
If the beneficiary is a partnership, the is reduction proportionally the number of people affected by excess of determining income.
Operators within the meaning of art. 4, al. 5 and 6, are not reductions.

RS 642.11 introduced by section I of the O on October 28. 2015, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 4497 RO).

Art. 95 cap on the contribution of transition based on the decisive critical fortune fortune, means the taxable fortune, less 270 000 francs by UMOS and 340 000 francs for married operators.
The transition contribution is reduced from a significant fortune of 800 000 francs up to a critical fortune of 1 million francs. The reduction is equivalent to 10% of the difference between the critical fortune of the operator and the amount of 800 000 francs.
Operator whose significant fortune exceeds 1 million francs is not entitled to the contribution of transition.
If the beneficiary is a partnership, the is reduction proportionally the number of people affected by the excess of critical fortune.

Art. 96 taxation are crucial values of the two last fiscal years having been final taxation entered into force at the latest at the end of the year of contributions. If these date back to more than four years, based on the provisional tax. The amount of the contribution of transition is checked as soon as the tax came into force. Regarding the deduction applied to married farmers, it is vital for the fiscal years which is decisive.

Title 3 Chapter 1 Registration Procedure and an application art. 97 registration for the types of direct payments and the PER for the coordination planned controls in accordance with the order of 23 October 2013 on the coordination of controls (OCCEA), the operator transmits no later than August 31 of the year preceding the year of contributions, to the authority designated by the canton of domicile or in the case of legal persons, to the authority designated by the canton of establishment , registration for: a. people; b. the contribution to biodiversity; c. contribution to the system of production; (d) the contribution to the efficient use of resources.

By registering, the operator must select a supervisory body pursuant to art. 6 OCCEA for the control of people.

RS 910.15 art. 98 application direct payments are granted only upon request.
The request must be addressed to the authority designated by the canton of domicile or, in the case of legal persons, to the authority designated by the canton of establishment, by the operator: a. operating within the meaning of art. 6 OTerm or a community of operation within the meaning of art. OTerm 10 who manages his company January 31; b. a Summering or operating community pasture who runs his business on 25 July.

The request must include the following information: a. the types of direct payments referred to in art. 2 requested; b. likely exploitation and data structures at the date of 1 may, in accordance with the order of 23 October 2013 on information systems in the field of agriculture (OSIAgr); c. the surfaces of biodiversity carried forward on a map, without fruit trees high, isolated native trees and alleys of trees adapted to the site; the cantons may require registration of the application via the geographical information system; d. for contributions in the Summering area: 1 category and the number of animals summered, without cattle and Buffalo in Asia, 2. the date of the climb to the mountain pastures, 3. the probable date of her désalpe, 4 changes of the usable grazable surface, 5 grass surfaces and surface litter rich in species in the Summering area;


(e) data necessary for the calculation of contributions to the system of production and the efficient use of resources; f. changes in surfaces and address of farms affected by these transfers, with indication of the name of the old and the new operator; g. direct payments European Union affected the previous year for areas operated by tradition in the foreign boundary area.

At the request of the Township, agricultural operators having exploited by tradition in the boundary area foreign surfaces must produce a certificate of the foreign official service responsible for the payment, which is the amount of direct payments granted by the EU.
The operator confirms, in the application and forms respite, the accuracy of the data reported. Confirmation can be done by manual signature or electronic signature, as instructed by the canton.
The canton decides: a. If the application must be filed on paper or electronically; b. If queries that are filed electronically can be fitted with an electronic signature qualified within the meaning of art. 2, let. c, of the law of 19 December 2003 on the electronic signature.

RS 910.91 RS 919.117.71 RS 943.03 art. 99 time limits for filing of the applications and deadlines applications of direct payments, except for the contributions in the Summering area, should be addressed to the authority designated by the canton concerned between January 15 and February 28.
Requests for contributions in the Summering area should be addressed to the authority designated by the canton concerned between 1 and 31 August.
The cantons may fix a period of demand within the deadlines prescribed in the al. 1 and 2.

Art. 100 changes in demand if it turns out that the information given in the application must be changed after the filing of the application, the operator must announce it in writing to the authority designated by the canton concerned. The announcement must occur before the changes in operating.
Changes in the number of animals, surfaces, the number of trees and the main crops, as well as changes of operator, who intervened after the fact must be advertised before 1 May.
If the operator is not able to fulfill the requirements for direct payments that he has requested, he must report it immediately to the competent cantonal service. The announcement is taken into account as long as it was conducted by: a. a day before receipt of control announcement; b. one day before the control in the case of controls not announced.

New content according to section I of the October 28 O. 2015, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 4497 RO).
New content according to chapter I of O of 29 October. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2015 (2014 3909 RO).
Introduced by section I of O of 29 October. 2014 (2014 3909 RO). New content according to section I of the October 28 O. 2015, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 4497 RO).

Chapter 2 Attestation and controls art. 101 certificate operators who apply for certain types of direct payments must prove to the enforcement authorities that they meet or met the requirements of types of direct payments concerned, including those of people, overall exploitation.

Art. 102 requirements for controls and oversight bodies controls and oversight bodies which are not regulated in this order are governed by the provisions of the OCCEA.
All the controls for the protection of animals under the PER must be made in accordance with the provisions of the legislation for the protection of animals.
If an operator seeks for the first time or after a break certain types of direct payments, the first basic control takes place the first year after registration or re-registration.
Derogatory regulations apply to the following types of payments direct: a contribution to the production of milk and meat based on grassland: first base the second year after registration or the reinscription.b contribution to the quality of the first level I: control base within a period of four years after registration or the reinscription.c contribution to the networking and contribution to the quality of the landscape : first basic control within a period of eight years after registration or re-registration.

RS 910.15 art. 103 results of controls the person who carries out the control shall immediately inform the operator of deficiencies found or the inaccuracy of some data.
When the operator contests the results of the check, he may, within three working days following request in writing a second assessment to the competent cantonal enforcement authorities.
The competent cantonal enforcement authorities lay down the details of the second assessment.
The supervisory body transmits the control results, in accordance with the provisions relating to the contract of collaboration according to art. 104, al. 3. the competent cantonal enforcement authority verifies the completeness and quality of the control data.
It ensures that the control data are recorded or transmitted in the centralized information system referred to in art. 165d LAgr.

Chapter 3 powers art. 104. the canton controls the compliance of the data referred to in art. 98, al. 3 to 5, and regulates the details of the controls.
The canton on whose territory is the home of the operator or the seat of the legal person is responsible for the planning, execution and documentation of controls, in accordance with this order.
The canton may delegate the tasks according to the al. 1 and 2. The provisions of the OCCEA must be respected. The canton stipulates the details of remuneration of assigned tasks.
It may not delegate to the initiators of the project execution of controls of operating objects in landscape quality and networking projects.
It performs its territory monitored by survey of the activity of the organs of control control.
According to the instructions of the FOAG it establishes an annual report on its activity of supervision within the meaning of para. 5 RS 910.15 new content according to section I of the October 28 O. 2015, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 4497 RO).

Chapter 4 Sanctions administrative art. 105reduction and refusal of cantonal contributions reduce or refuse direct payments in accordance with Annex 8.


New content according to chapter I of O of 29 October. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2015 (2014 3909 RO).
Repealed by no I of O from 28 oct. 2015, with effect from Jan 1. 2016 (2015 4497 RO).

Art. 106 force majeure if for cause of force majeure, the conditions required for individuals as well as for the types of direct payments referred to in art. 2, let. a, CH 6, and c to f, are not met, the canton may waive the reduction or deletion of contributions.
Are particularly considered as force majeure: a. the death of the farmer; (b) expropriation of a large part of the surface of exploitation if the expropriation was not foreseeable on the day of the filing of the application; c. accidental stables of exploitation destruction; d. a natural major disaster or a serious event whose cause is not attributable to the operator and which causes significant damage on the surface of exploitation; e. animal disease affecting all or part of the existence of exploitation; f. the agronomic accidents due to disease or pests; g. the extraordinary weather events such as heavy rainfall, drought, Frost, hail or significant deviations from average values in the past.

The operator must communicate cases of force majeure and related evidence, in writing, to the competent cantonal authority within a period of ten days from the moment they were found.
The cantons regulate the procedure.

Art. 107 non-use reduction and the Elimination of contributions if the requirements of the types of direct payments covered art. 2, let. a, ch. 6, and c and d, are not met when taking possession of surfaces of Summering as part of a combination pastures or a parcel reshuffle, the canton may waive the reduction or deletion of contributions.
If conditions required for the granting of contributions to the welfare of the animals are not met because of requirements for prevention of animal diseases, contributions will not be reduced or denied.

Chapter 5 assessment of contributions, count and payment art. 108 assessment of contributions the canton checks the right to contributions and fixed contributions on the basis of data.
For the assessment of contributions, the canton first takes into account the reductions due to the capping of the direct payments per UMOS; then the reductions provided for in art. 105 and related reductions in direct payments from the EU under art. 54. for the reductions referred to in art. 105, the canton takes into account the situation until August 31. The canton may set a later date for summering and pasture farms. The reductions based on a situation observed later are applied the following year.

The canton captures data on the operations, the operator, the surfaces and the number of animals between January 15 and February 28. With regard to the number of animals, in addition to determining membership, it should be noted also membership on January 1. The cantons capture changes before May 1.

Art. 109 payment of contributions to the operators the canton may pay a deposit to the operators in the middle of the year.
He pays contributions no later than November 10 of the year of contributions, with the exception of contributions in the area of Summering with the contribution of transition.
He pays the contributions in the Summering area and the contribution of transition at the latest on 20 December of the year of contributions.
The contributions that were not to be paid are prescribed after five years. The canton should return them to the FOAG.
Summering contributions, contributions for grassland surfaces and surfaces to litter rich in species in the Summering area and contributions to the quality of the landscape in the Summering area may be paid to the consortage or the Alp cooperative if it allows to significantly simplify the administrative work. When contributions are made to a community of public law (common, bourgeoisie), at least 80% of the amount are donated to the holders of livestock holders a right of Summering.

Art. 109 introduced by section I of O of 29 October. 2014 (2014 3909 RO). Repealed by no I of O of 20 may 2015, with effect from Jan 1. 2015 (2015 1743 RO).

Art. 110 payment of contributions to the canton for the payment of the instalments, the canton can ask for an advance to the FOAG: a. up to 50% of the amount of the previous year, no contributions in the Summering area; forgotten the source. up to 60% of the total amount of contributions, without the contribution of transition and contributions in the Summering area.

The canton calculates contributions, without contributions in the Summering area and the contribution of transition, by October 10. It requires the total amount to the FOAG to no later than October 15 indicating the details of the types of contributions. Calculations of correction are possible until 20 November at the latest.
The canton calculates the contributions in the Summering area and the contribution of transition, as well as the contributions as a result of targeted further processing to the al. 2, no later than 20 November. It requires the total amount corresponding to the FOAG no later than 25 November indicating details of the types of contributions.
It provides the FOAG electronic data relating to payment for all types of direct payments on 31 December at the latest. The data must match the contributions provided for in para. 3 L´OFAG control the list of payments established by the canton and pays him the sum total.

4 provisions title finals art. 111 notification of the decisions of the cantons must notify the FOAG decisions relating to the granting of contributions on request.
They shall notify the FOAG their decisions on appeal.

Art. 112 run the FOAG executes this order insofar as this is a task not for the cantons.
For this purpose, they use force, if necessary, to other federal offices concerned.
He oversees enforcement in the townships and use force, if necessary, to other federal offices and other services.
It may issue instructions regarding the presentation of the control documents and of the records.

Art. 113 seizure of geodata from the date of implementation of the geodata models covered by the order of 21 May 2008 on the geo-information, but no later than June 1, 2017, the cantonal register in cantonal geographic information systems surfaces and their use, as well as other necessary objects, to the calculation of the direct farm payments.

SR 510.620 art. 114 the FOAG contributions calculation service provides the cantons a web application for the calculation of the direct farm payments.
It regulates the terms technical and organisational use of the application by the cantons.

Art. 115 provisions transitional in 2014, the provisions of the Ordinance of 7 December 1998 on direct payments apply to deadlines of application and registration, as well as for the calculation period for the fixing of the decisive number of animals. For other animals consuming roughage than cattle, key personnel are set on the basis of the average of the animals held in the operation during the 12 months prior to May 2.
For operators who received payments for at least three years between 2007 and 2013, the requirement of art. 4 regarding the agricultural training is considered to be filled.
Operators who began before December 31, 2013 ongoing training in agriculture referred to in art. 2, al. 1, let. a, of the Ordinance of 7 December 1998 on direct payments, receive direct payments provided that they have successfully completed their training within a period of two years after the resumption of the operation.
With respect to the companies of people who received contributions under the Ordinance of 7 December 1998 on direct payments in 2013, the age of the youngest operator made faith until the end of 2015.
No contributions for slopes referred to in art. 43 and 44 is paid in plain area by December 31, 2016. Surfaces whose gradient is greater than 50% are classified in the category of steepness referred to in art. 43, al. 1, let. b, and give right to the corresponding contributions.
The requirements are valid for the duration of the current project for the surfaces and trees referred to in art. 55 that were announced before the key date in 2013 and for regional networking projects referred to in art. 61 who were allowed by the canton before the end of 2013. The canton may set a shorter project duration for these networking projects. For walnut trees of level II quality, the Federal Government pay 30 francs to the end of the contract term.

The cantons adapt cantonal networking requirements referred to in art. 62, al. 2, to the provisions of this Ordinance and forward them to the FOAG for approval no later than September 30, 2014. Networking projects which are accepted or extended by the cantons in 2014 must correspond to the old cantonal requirements. Regarding the duration of projects, the provisions of this order shall apply.
About the quality projects of the landscape within the meaning of art. 64, with production scheduled to begin in 2014, the project report and demand implementation must reach the FOAG before January 31, 2014 at the latest.
Between 2014 and 2017, Confederation puts annually available to the cantons to maximally 120 francs per ha of SAU and maximally 80 francs per PN of the usual charge in the region of Summering for landscape quality projects referred to in art. 64. the PER provide in 2014 are governed by the provisions of the Ordinance of 7 December 1998 on the direct payments, with the exception of those listed in the annex, point 2.1, al. 1. the provisions of annex 1, point 2.1.1 and 2.1.3 of this order must be respected.
Registration for contributions to the efficient use of resources (art. 77 to 82), contributions to the production system for the production of milk and meat based on grassland (art. 70) and contributions to biodiversity for riparian meadows of a watercourse (art. 55, para. 1, let. g) must take place at the same time as the application for the year of 2014 contributions. Registration for contributions to biodiversity on grassland surfaces and surface litter rich in species of the Summering area (art. 55, para. 1, let. o) for the year of 2014 contributions must be made no later than May 31.
If you register to the contribution for the production of milk and meat based on grassland in 2014, first basic control must be made no later than end of 2016.
In case of entry contributions for grassland surfaces and surface litter rich in species of the Summering area in 2014, first basic control must be made no later than end of 2016.
At least 25% of registrations to contributions to the efficient use of resources carried out in 2014 must be controlled in 2014.
For perennial crops, already in place on 1 January 2008, the minimum width to spend 3 to 6 meters according to annex 1, c. 9.6, no later than at the expiration of the period of regular use.
If an operator gets direct payments as part of a program of sustainable use of the resources referred to in art. 77 and 77b LAgr, no contribution to the efficient use of resources according to the art. 77 to 81 shall be granted to the same extent.

[RO 1999 229, 2000 1105 art. 20 No. 2, 2001 232 1310 art. 22 c 1 3539., 2003-1998-5321, 2006 883 4827, 2007 6117, 2008 3777 5819, 2009 2575 6091, 2010 2319 5855, 2011 2361 5295 5297 annex 2 ch. 3 5453 annex 2 ch. 3, 2013 1729]
Repealed by no I of O from 28 oct. 2015, with effect from Jan 1. 2016 (2015 4497 RO).

Art. Transitional 115aDisposition relating to the amendment of October 29, 2014


Contributions are not reduced for the years 2015 and 2016: a. breach referred to in annex 8, ch. let 2.2.6. f; a warning is pronounced in place and place of reduction; b. breach referred to in annex 8, no. 2.9.10, let. k, when it comes to cattle between four months and 160 days.

Breach referred to in annex 8, ch. 2.7 contributions are reduced to the maximum of 100% in 2015 and 2016.

Introduced by section I of O of 29 October. in force since Jan. 1, 2014. 2015 (2014 3909 RO).

Art. Transitional 115bDisposition relating to the amendment of October 28, 2015 for the calculation of the linear in the add-on 6 correction and balance import and export according to the complementary module 7 of the guide Switzerland-balance, version 1.8, the canton may set itself the reference period for the years 2015 and 2016. For broilers, the reference period is the calendar year.

Introduced by section I of the O on October 28. 2015, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 4497 RO).
Additional 6 and 7 of the Switzerland-balance modules can be downloaded under www.blw.admin.ch > Themes > direct payments > required environmental benefits > balanced stock of manure > statement concerning the taking into account of food impoverished in nutrients as part of Switzerland-balance, edition 1.8 (modules additional 6 and 7) July 2015 art. 116 repeal of other acts the following orders are repealed: 1 order of 7 December 1998 on payments direct; 2. Order of 14 November 2007 on the contributions of Summering; 3. Order of 4 April 2001 on the ecological quality.

[RO 1999 229, 2000 1105 art. 20 No. 2, 2001 232 1310 art. 22 c 1 3539., 2003-1998-5321, 2006 883 4827, 2007 6117, 2008 3777 5819, 2009 2575 6091, 2010 2319 5855, 2011 2361 5295 5297 annex 2 ch. 3 5453 annex 2 ch. 3, 2013 1729]
[RO 2007 6139, 2009 2575 ch. II 1, 2010 2321 5855 ch. II 1, 2011 5297 annex 2 ch. 4-5453 annex 2 section II 4.
[RO 2001 1310, 2003 4871 2007 6157, 2009 6313, 2010 5855 ch. II 3]

Art. 117 amendment of other acts the amendment of other acts is regulated in annex 9.

Art. 118 entry into force this order comes into force on January 1, 2014, subject to paras. 2 and 3.

Art. 43, al. 1, let. c, as well as annex 7, c. Let's 1.2.1. c, come into force on January 1, 2017.

Repealed by no I of O from 28 oct. 2015, with effect from Jan 1. 2016 (2015 4497 RO).

Annex 1 (art. 13, para. 1, 14, al. 2, 16, para. 2 and 3, 17, para. 1 and 3, 18, 3 to 5, 19-21, 25, 115, para. 11 and 16) required environmental benefits 1 records 1.1 the operator must maintain the records for the operations management. These records must reflect the conduct of major operations performed in the operation of traceable way. They must be kept for six years at least. They must include the following information: a. a list of plots, the surface of exploitation, the useful agricultural surface, the other surfaces b. terms of plots including the plots of exploitation as well as the plan of the plots of surfaces of biodiversity; c. manure, plant protection (product used, date of use and amount applied), harvest dates and yields , as well as for the field crops, additional data on varieties, crop rotation and tillage work; d. stock of manure calculated and documents allowing to calculate the balance of manure; e. other records, to the extent where they are useful.

2 balanced fertilisation assessment 2.1 assessment of manure 2.1.1 stock of manure is used to show that nitrogen and phosphorus inputs are not surplus. The balance sheet is calculated using 'Switzerland-check', according to the guide Switzerland-balance, established by the FOAG and the Swiss Association for the development of agriculture and rural areas (AGRIDEA). 1.12 or 1.13 edition is valid for the calculation of feed stock for the 2015 calendar year and 1.13 for the 2016 edition. The FOAG is responsible for approval of software of calculating the budget of fumure.2.1.2 concerning the calculation of stock of manure, this is the data of the calendar year preceding the year of contributions which are decisive. The manure should be calculated each year. When the control is the result of manure completed the previous year that is determinant.2.1.3 all the transfer of fertilizer and farm manure recycling inside or outside of agriculture as well as between the farms must be registered in the application Internet HODUFLU, under art. 14 OSIAgr. Only transfers of farm and recycling manure fertilizer stored in this application are taken into account in the calculation of the Switzerland - balance. 2.1.4 for buildings subject to authorisation involving an increase in the number of animals per hectare of surface fertilisable, to bring the evidence that, despite this increase, the phosphorus report remains balanced without margin of tolerance Thanks to the technical measures and farm fertilizer support contracts. Cantonal services maintain a list of farms concernees.2.1.5 regarding the phosphorus report established on the basis of a locked record of manure, a margin of error amounting up to + 10% of the need of cultures is permissible for the whole farm. The cantons may enact stricter rules for certain regions or certain operations. If they produce a manure plan, operators can assert a need for fertilizer higher provided evidence, using soil tests conducted according to methods recognized by an approved laboratory, that the content of the soil phosphorus is insufficient. This fertilization is not allowed for little intensive meadows. Section 2.1.6 remains reserve.2.1.6 in view of the problem of phosphorus, the farms in a feeding area (Zo), that the canton has delineated in accordance with art. 29, al. 1, let. d, of the order of 28 October 1998 on the protection of waters (OPE) which have a rate of auto-fertilisation phosphorus (production of nutrients prior to the transfer of the farm fertilizer, divided by the needs of cultures in nutrient) according to Switzerland-'check' greater than 100%, can apply to up to 80% of their needs in phosphorus. If the operator proves using soil samples taken by the competent supervisory authorities that no parcel operating belongs to class D or E fertility within the meaning of section 2.2, the provisions of section 2.1.5 shall apply. To set these regions, cantons, agreement with the FOAG, yields in dry matter maximum for the balance of fumure.2.1.7 regarding the balance of nitrogen, established on the basis of an assessment of curly manure, an error margin amounting up to + 10% of the need of cultures is allowed for the whole farm. The cantons may provide for stricter rules for certain regions or certain exploitations.2.1.8 postponement of fertilising elements on the manuring of the following years check is not possible in General. In viticulture, arboriculture, the distribution of fertilizer pounds over several years is allowed. With respect to other cultures, the contribution of phosphorus in the form of compost and lime may be averaged over three years maximum. However, from nitrogen of these fertilizers must be brought fully to the application.2.1.9 year the exploitation which do not nitrogen or phosphorus fertilizer import are exempt from the calculation of the balance of the manure in the whole farm, if cattle per hectare of surface fertilisable load does not exceed the following values: a. in the plain area : 2.0 units of big livestock-manure (UGBF) /ha; (b) in the area of the hills: 1.6 UGBF/ha; c. in the mountain area I: 1.4 UGBF/ha; d. in the area of mountain II: 1.1 UGBF/ha; e. in the area of mountain III: 0.9 UGBF/ha; f in the area of mountain IV: 0.8 UGBF/ha.

2.1.10 in special cases, for example when it comes to farms practising special crops and keeping of animals without forage base, the cantons may require a stock of manure even if the limits laid down in Chapter 2.1.9 aren't atteintes.2.1.11 yields in MS of the prairies and pastures set out in table 3 of the guide Switzerland-balance are used to maximum values for the balanced assessment of manure. If the advertised yields rise above these values, they must be justified by using an estimate of the value of performance. The canton can refuse no reasonable estimates of the value of performance. The applicant must demonstrate the plausibility of its estimates on request of the canton at its expense.

2.2 soil tests


2.2.1 so that the fertilizer can be distributed in an optimal way on the various plots, the reserves of the ground in nutrient (phosphorus, potassium) must be known. Parcels must all be subject to soil tests. The results of the soil test should not be older than 10 years. Are exempted from the analysis of ground surfaces whose manure is prohibited, little intensive grasslands referred to in art. 55, let. b, and permanents.2.2.2 the farm pastures which bring no nitrogen or phosphorus fertilizer are exempted from the analysis of the ground, if cattle per hectare of surface fertilisable load does not exceed the values laid down in Chapter 2.1.9. In addition, given analyses of the ground carried out since January 1, 1999, no parcel must be in classes or 'very rich' fertility 'rich' (D) (E) in the sense of "data basis for fertilisation of crops and of Herbage", edition 2009.2.2.3 the tests should be performed by a laboratory accredited according to recognized methods. Regarding crops, they should at least wear on the parameters pH, phosphorus and potassium. On the open land, the organic matter must also be determined so that the humus content changes can be observed. As for special crops, professional organizations guidelines must contain prescriptions to respect on the frequency analyses and on their etendue.2.2.4 approval of laboratories as well as the recognition of the analytical methods and the sampling requirements are the responsibility of the FOAG. To this end, it regularly makes interlaboratory analyses and publishes each year a list of approved laboratories, analytical methods and requirements recognized in echantillonnage.2.2.5 approved laboratories available to the FOAG the desired data regarding the soil testing, for purposes of statistical analysis.

3 surfaces of biodiversity attributable and giving not to 3.1 General provisions 3.1.1 contributions no manure or no plant protection product may be used. Treatment plant-by-plant are possible on the edge buffer (except for the first three metres along the river), but not on the object itself. The surface of the buffer border is also due and is considered, with the object as a surface for the promotion of biodiversity.

3.2 conditions and special charges related to the surfaces of biodiversity 3.2.1 wet ditches, ponds, ponds Definition 3.2.1.1: plans and water surfaces generally flooded part of the surface of the exploitation.3.2.1.2 surfaces can not be used for agricultural purposes or piscicoles.3.2.1.3 the border buffer along wet ditches, puddles or ponds must be at least 6 m wide.

3.2.2 ruderal surfaces, lot of spalling and rock outcrops 3.2.2.1 Definitions: a. ruderal surfaces: herbaceous vegetation or megaphorbiees (Group of high herbaceous plants) on embankments, rubble or talus; b. bunch of spalling and rock outcrops: pile of stones filled or no vegetation.

3.2.2.2 surfaces should not be used for a farm; they need to be maintained every two or three years outside the period of vegetation.3.2.2.3 the width of the buffer strip along the ruderal surfaces, lots of spalling or rock outcrops should be at least 3 meters.

3.2.3 3.2.3.1 Definition dry stone walls: walls of stone little or no jointoyes.3.2.3.2 the height is less than 50 cm.3.2.3.3 the border buffer along a drystone wall width of at least 50 cm.3.2.3.4 due standard width is 3 meters. When the dry stone walls adjoin the surface of exploitation or the walls have a buffer strip that on the one hand, taking into account 1.5 meter.

4 regular crop rotation 4.1 4.1.1 crops to be taken into account, a culture must cover at least 10% of the assolees land. Crops, which cover less than 10% can be added together and count as an additional culture for each 10 percent of assolees land that they exceed ensemble.4.1.2 if 20% at assolees land are used as artificial grasslands, they count as two cultures. If 30% at least of the assolees lands are used as artificial grasslands, they count as three cultures, regardless of the number of years of use. Vegetables, which include several species belonging to at least two families are taken into account in the same way as the prairies artificielles.4.1.3 on the South side of the Alps, at least three different cultures must be provided.

4.2 maximum share of main crops 4.2.1 for farms with more than 3 hectares of open land, the maximum annual share of main crops in assolees land is limited as follows: % a. cereals, in total (not including corn and oats) 66 (b) wheat and spelt 50 c. corn 40 d. corn with sous-semis, corn with seedlings under litter, in strips milled or direct after green manure , stolen crop or artificial meadows 50 e. Prairie corn (permission to use herbicides in lines only) 60 f. oats 25 g. beets 25 h. potatoes 25 i. rapeseed 25 j. soy 25 k. fababeans 25 l. tobacco 25 Mr. pea protein 15 n. sunflower 25 o. rapeseed and sunflower 33 4.2.2 turning to other crops, a break of at least two years must be respected between the two major cultures of the same family.

4.3 regulation of the breaks between the cultures 4.3.1 breaks between cultures must be set according to share of main crops referred to in section 4.2, converted as part of crop rotation and by parcelle.4.3.2 the operator can switch from the system of shares of crops according to points 4.1 and 4.2 of the breaks between cultures according to section 4.3 (or vice versa) at the earliest after a period of five years.

5 proper floor protection 5.1 ground cover 5.1.1 for crops which are harvested before 31 August, intercropping or green manures must be planted in the area of plain before September 1 and the areas of hills and mountains I before September 15. The ground cover must be kept in place at least until the 15 novembre.5.1.2 If the deadline of 1 September or 15 September cannot be respected, notably due to a late harvest or treatment of weeds, intercropping, or green manures must be planted on 30 September at the latest. The cover of the ground must be maintained at least until February 15 of the following year, be it on the affected area or on another surface of intercropping or green manures with equal area.

5.2 protection against erosion 5.2.1 assolees land on which no appropriate erosion control measures been taken must not have significant loss of soil due to the exploitation.5.2.2 a loss of ground is considered to be important when she is visible.5.2.3 a loss of ground is considered as being due to the operation when it is not exclusively due to natural conditions infrastructure, or a combination of these two causes.5.2.4 in case of appearance of significant losses of soil, due to the operation, the operator must prove that it has taken measures on the parcel. To assess whether appropriate measures have been taken, please refer to the measures cited in table 2 of the enforcement assistance on the protection of the soils of the FOAG/FOEN (FOAG/FOEN 2013 enforcement assistance). The sum of four points at least per parcel must be obtained.

6 selection and use targeted 6.1 General 6.1.1 pesticide sprayers in decision-making power or self-propelled used for plant protection should be tested at least every four years in civil service agree.6.1.2 sprayers taking force or self-propelled with a capacity of more than 400 litres, must be equipped with a reservoir of water for cleaning in the fields of the pump filters, pipes and nozzles. Rinsing of the pump, filters, pipes and nozzles must be carried out in the field.

6.2 requirements to crops and forage 6.2.1 the application of plant protection products is prohibited between 1 November and 15 fevrier.6.2.2 when using herbicides pre-emergent in grain crops, it is important to keep at least an untreated by culture. In order to preserve useful organizations, unspecific or little selective pesticides for agencies using auxiliaries or other agencies useful is limitee.6.2.3 the use of herbicides pre-emergent or in grasslands as insecticides in spray is permitted only in the cases mentioned in the table.

Culture pre-emergent Herbicides Insecticides in spray a. grain processing part or surface until October 10


After exceeding the threshold of tolerance, against the CLB: only with the products referred to in section 6.2.4.

b. rapeseed processing part or surface after exceeding the threshold of tolerance, against weevils of the stem and the meligethes.

c. but treatment Strip after exceeding the threshold of tolerance in grain corn, against the ECB: only with the products referred to in section 6.2.4.

d. potatoes/potato consumption band, partial treatment or surface after exceeding the threshold of tolerance, treatment against the Colorado beetle and aphids: only with the products referred to in section 6.2.4.

e. (feed and sugar) beet strips treatment allowed. Surface treatment allowed only after the lifting of the weeds after exceeding the threshold of tolerance, against aphids: only with the products referred to in section 6.2.4.

f. pea protein, beans, soy, sunflower, tobacco band treatment, partial treatment or surface after exceeding the threshold of tolerance, against aphids: only with the products referred to in section 6.2.4.

g. grass treatment herbicides authorized plant by plant.
Before the sowing of a prior tillage: no selective herbicide use permitted.
For the artificial prairies: surface treatment allowed with selective herbicides.
Permanent grassland: surface treatment by means of selective herbicides only with a special permit if the surface exceeds 20% of the surface of permanent grass (by year and by operating; excluding surfaces of biodiversity).

6.2.4 regarding the nematicides, the molluscicide and insecticide in the following combinations of pest by crop, plant protection products from column 3 below may be freely used under the PER in crops and forage crops; pesticides in column 4, on the other hand, only with a special permit referred to in section 6.3: product pest Categories / culture usable products freely as part of the products PER subject to special authorization referred to in section 6.3 under PER a. Nematicides no all plant protection products b. Molluscicide plant protection products based of methaldehyde and phosphate of iron III all other plant protection products authorized c. Insecticides CLB in cereal crops plant protection products based on diflubenzurone, teflubenzurone and spinosad all other plant protection products authorized beetle in cultures of phytosanitary products of teflubenzurone, novalurone, azadirachtin, or spinosad or Bacillus thuringiensis-based potato all other plant protection products authorized aphids on potatoes of table , pea protein, beans, tobacco, beets (feed and sugar) and phytosanitary products of pirimicarb sunflowers, pymetrozine and flonicamide all other plant protection products allowed corn borer in corn grain plant protection products based on Trichogram spp.

All other plant protection products authorized 6.3 6.3.1 special permissions special permissions concerning phytosanitary measures may be granted in accordance with the directive of March 30, 2014, of the Conference of cantonal phytosanitary services, approved by the FOAG. Special permissions are granted in the form of individual permissions or, in case of epidemics, permissions for a clearly defined area. They are granted in writing, limited in time and contain indications concerning the establishment of an untreated control. Individual licensing is usually associated with the advice of the competent phytosanitary service. The regulation of costs statement of the area of competence of the cantons.6.3.2 cantonal phytosanitary services establish a list of granted special permissions, which provides guidance on the farms, crops, surfaces and agencies target. They provide the list each year to the OFAG.6.3.3 the operator must obtain special permission before proceeding to the traitement.6.3.4 special permissions for the ECB in the grain corn may be granted until 31 December 2017.

7 exemptions granted for the production of seeds and seedlings 7.1 the following rules shall apply: a. cereal seed - break between the multiplication of steps pre-basic seed cultures, basic and R1: to a maximum of two consecutive years of culture.

(b) potatoes - Protection Plants plant using aphicides (only for the crops under tunnel) and oils permitted in steps pre-basic and basic, including for the production of plants certified class A. The treatment with the aphicides (except for the crops under tunnel) is possible only with a special permit issued by Agroscope.

c. corn seeds - break between cultures for seeding under litter, sous-semis or grasslands to corn: maximum five consecutive years of culture, then break of three years without corn. Other cropping methods: maximum three consecutive years of culture, then break two years without corn.

-Protection plant Herbicides pre-emergent allowed in surface treatment.

Seeds of grasses and clover - Plant Protection use of herbicides approved for the grasslands allowed in the production of seeds of grasses and clover. Only approved insecticides authorized for clover.

-Surfaces of biodiversity the seed producer shall, in principle, provide little intensive and extensive Prairie floral and rotating fallow or surfaces of promotion of biodiversity with strips of grass surface or surface litter at a distance of more than 300 m of seed crops, in order to avoid a conflict between the operating expenses related to the surfaces of biodiversity and seed production. If the distance must be reduced for compelling reasons, the canton may, on application, fix different mowing dates of those provided herein and fix the contributions accordingly. These surfaces are attributable to the appropriate part of surfaces of biodiversity required in connection with people.

8 requirements for regulations PER professional organizations and the national enforcement bodies 8.1 PER regulations for special crops 8.1.1 on special crops the principles contained in the art. 12 to 25, as well as, where applicable, the minimum requirements referred to in this annex must be respectes.8.1.2 the following professional organizations can develop specific PER regulations: a. required environmental benefits (GTPER) in vegetable growing Swiss task force; b. Working Group for fruit Production integrated in Switzerland (GTPI); c. Swiss Federation for ecological production in viticulture ("Vitiswiss").

8.1.3 the FOAG may approve the regulations referred to in section 8.1.2, to be considered equivalent to the provisions referred to in section 8.1.1.

8.2 other regulations PER 8.2.1 professional organizations and the following executive bodies can develop specific PER regulations: a. Bio Switzerland; b. Coordination guidelines Ticino und Deutschschweiz fur den ecological proving (KIP); c. The Association for integrated production in the West of Switzerland (PIOCH).

8.2.2 the FOAG may approve the regulations of the organization referred to in section Let's 8.2.1. a, provided that they are considered equivalent to the provisions concerning the regular crop rotation and appropriate protection of the sol.8.2.3 the FOAG may approve the regulations of the organizations referred to in point let's 8.2.1,. b and c, to be considered equivalent to the provisions of the PER.

9 borders buffer 9.1 Definition: surface pasturing or litiere.9.2 no manure surface bands or no plant protection product can be applied on the borders of the buffer. Treatment plant-by-plant are allowed for plants causing problems subject to clause 9.3, let. b, and 9.6, if it is impossible to fight them reasonably by means mecaniques.9.3 it should be to develop a. a border buffer of a minimum width of 3 m along the edges of forests; b. a border buffer of a minimum width of 0.5 m along the paths. Treatment plant-by-plant are allowed along the roads national and cantonal; c. a border buffer field thickets, hedges and banks wooded, on each side, of a width of at least 3 m and 6 m maximum; When hedges, the rural groves and wooded banks adjacent to a road, a path, a wall or a water course, the development of a border buffer on one side just.

9.4 the canton may authorize the non-amenagement of a border buffer along hedges, fields groves and wooded banks when:

a. special technical conditions, such as an insufficient width between two hedges require it; forgotten the source. the hedge is not located on the surface of exploitation.

9.5 no manure or no plant protection product can be used on surfaces subject to an authorization referred to in section 9.4.9.6 along surface waters a border buffer of 6 m wide at least must be developed, which should not be plowed. The treatment plant by plant plants causing problems, as well as manure, are allowed, except for the first three metres. On the streams for which a space reserved in water within the meaning of art. 41A OEaux has been fixed or for which a placeholder during water has expressly not been set, according to art. 41, art. 5 OEaux, the border is measured from the shore line. Regarding the other watercourses and water bodies, the border is measured from the upper limit of the Bank according to the brochure 'Border stamp, how to measure, how to exploit them?', KIP/PIOCH 2009.9.7 operating requirements and the width of buffer borders must be respected in accordance with art. 18A and 18B LPN, along the low swamps, sites of reproduction of amphibians and prairies and dry pastures.

Update according to ch. II al. 1 o of 29 October. 2014 (RO 2014 3909) and section II of the O on October 28. 2015, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 4497 RO).
The guide is available under www.blw.admin.ch > Themes > direct payments > required environmental benefits > balanced stock of manure > Guide Switzerland-balance, July 2014 edition 1.12.
The guide is available under www.blw.admin.ch > Themes > payments > required environmental benefits > balanced stock of manure > Guide Switzerland-balance, 1.13, August 2015 edition.
RS 919.117.71 RS 814.201 guide is available under www.blw.admin.ch > Themes > payments > required environmental benefits > balanced stock of manure > Guide Switzerland-balance, 1.13, August 2015 edition.
Chapter can be downloaded under www.blw.admin.ch > Themes > payments > required environmental benefits > record of balanced fertilisation (art. 13 OPD) the enforcement assistance is available under ww.bafu.admin.ch > Documentation > Publications > water > Protection of soils in agriculture. A module of the enforcement assistance for the protection of the environment in agriculture, 2013.
The directive is available under www.blw.admin.ch > Themes > payments > required environmental benefits.
RS 814.201 the brochure can be obtained from Agridea 1000 Lausanne 6 RS 451 State on 1 January 2016 Schedule 2 (art. 29, para. 2, 33, 34, al. 3, 38, para. 1, 40, para. 3, and 48) special provisions regarding the Summering and the Summering area 1 Surfaces closed to grazing 1.1 the following surfaces shall not be used for grazing and must be protected by adequate measures to prevent trampling and grazing of animals estives : a. except for traditionally grazed forest forms, like wooded pasture or forest of larches bit steep located inside the Alpine regions, provided that they are not a function of protection and that there is not a danger of erosion; b. the surfaces with sensitive plant communities and forest vegetation on soils half-pioneer open; c. strong sloping land Rocky, in which vegetation is lost among the rocks; d. the swivel guns and youth moraines; e. the areas at risk of erosion evident, which would be exacerbated by grazing; f. surfaces under the protection of nature, stretched a grazing ban.

1.2 the ridges and the surfaces of high altitude with a prolonged snow cover or a very short vegetation period and who are known to be preferred by the sheep cannot be used as permanent pasture.

2 2.1 operating plan operating plan should include: a. grazing areas and prohibited areas to grazing; b. the existing plant associations, their assessment and the biotope of national and regional significance; c. the net grazable surface; d. the potential performance estimated; e. the ability of surfaces to be use by the different categories of animals.

2.2 operating plan fixed: a. surfaces for any particular category of animals grazing; b. the load corresponding livestock and the Summering period c. grazing system; d. the distribution of fertilizer products on the Alpine; e. as appropriate, a complementary fertilization; (f) as appropriate, the use of roughage and foods concentrated; (g) as appropriate a plan of reorganization to fight against plants causing problems; h. If necessary, the measures taken against the overgrowth or the wasteland; i. livestock manure load records and, if necessary, feeding and fighting plants causing problems.

2.3 the operating plan must be established by independent specialists of the operator.

3 load maximum in sheep 3.1 the load maximum next is applied: location: Altitude topography Vegetation system of grazing load maximum per ha of surface grazable NET sheep BMU below of the limit of the forest land moderately stiff, performance and composition floristics means up to 1000 m flock under surveillance permanent of a shepherd or pasture turning 6-10-0, 5-0, 9, 1000 to 1400 m 5-8-0, 4-0, 7 more than 1400 m 3-6-0, 3-0, 5 up to 1000 m other pastures 4-7-0, 3-0, 6 1000 to 1400 m 3-5 0, 3-0, 4 more than 1400 m 2-3 0, 2-0, 3 over the limit of the forest: the still favourable to the bovine livestock grazing areas; moderately steep land, yield and average floristic composition herd under permanent surveillance of a shepherd or pasture turning 4-5-0, 3-0, 5 other pastures 2-3 0, 2-0, 3 elevation Surfaces: above the still favourable areas to the grazing of beef cattle; moderately steep land, yield and average floristic composition herd under permanent surveillance of a shepherd or pasture turning 2-3 0, 2-0, 3 other pastures 0, 5-1, 8 0, 1-0, 2 lower values apply in principle to the unfavorable sites (steep, shady, wet or dry).

Weighted average of sheep summered at 0,0861 BMU 3.2 maximum load refers to medium sites with respect to the yield in forage and utilization. In areas with very favourable to abundant yields, this load can be increased by 50%, provided that the Flock is under the permanent supervision of a shepherd or whether it's a rotating pasture. When an increase in the maximum load is requested, it must be justified by an attestation of specialists concerning the estimation of yield potential and aptitude of the surfaces.

4 systems of grazing for sheep 4.1 Surveillance by a shepherd 4.1.1 the herd is led by a shepherd with dogs and leads on a daily basis to a chosen by the berger.4.1.2 pasture grazable surface is divided into sectors and recorded on a plan.4.1.3 the use is appropriate and grazing balanced without food excessive.4.1.4 the duration of stay in the same sector or same grazable surface is more than two weeks and a same surface is used again to grazing, no earlier than four weeks apres.4.1.5 the herd is kept in permanence.4.1.6 tickets for the night are chosen and used so as to avoid ecologiques.4.1.7 damage the operator keeps a diary of pature.4.1.8 grazing takes place no earlier than twenty days after the melting of the neiges.4.1.9 of synthetic nets are used to close the places for the night as well as in difficult terrain or in case of high grazing pressure, as aid to grazing during the allowed presence animals. The synthetic nets are removed immediately after any change in the Park. If the use of synthetic nets poses problems for wild animals, the canton may impose charges for the installation of a fence and, if necessary, limit the use of synthetic nets about places for the night.

4.2 pasture turning 4.2.1 for the duration of the Summering, grazing is done in parks surrounded by a fence or clearly delimited conditions naturelles.4.2.2 the use is appropriate and balanced without excessive.4.2.3 rotation pasture grazing takes place on a regular basis depending on the surface of the parks, the livestock load and conditions locales.4.2.4 the same fleet used for grazing for up to two weeks and it is reused at the earliest after four semaines.4.2.5 parks are deferred on a plan.4.2.6 the operator kept a diary of pature.4.2.7 grazing takes place no earlier than 20 days after the melting of the neiges.4.2.8 section 4.1.9 applies to synthetic nets.

4.3 other pastures 4.3.1 the pastures of sheep that do not meet the requirements for permanent monitoring by a shepherd or pasture turning are considered "other pastures".4.3.2 in the case of grazing of animals after 1 August, the cantons may, if other requirements are met, waive the restrictions of use referred to in section 4.2.4, on surfaces at high altitude clearly delineated by natural conditions.

Status January 1, 2016 Schedule 3


(art. 45, para. 2)

Criteria for the delimitation of the vineyards terraced terraces are defined according to the following criteria: 1. the wine surface should be several levels (terraces), bordered by aval.2 and backward retaining walls. The distance between the retaining walls of a downstream and upstream level does not exceed the 30 m in moyenne.3. The height of the retaining walls downstream, measured from the ground surface up to the bright upper, must amount to at least 1 m. The insulated walls of less than 1 m in height are considered consideration.4. Retaining walls are made of common types of masonry. Make part, walls of natural stones, concrete walls dressed in stone or concrete structured, stone for slope, artificial stone, prefabricated elements, as well as the masonry walls. (Usual concrete walls) smooth concrete walls are not considered as types of masonry courants.5. The terraced must cover a total area of 1 ha in the moins.6. The terraced vineyards are carried forward on an overall plan or on a map.

Status January 1, 2016 Schedule 4 (art. 58, para. 1, 2, 4 and 9, 59, al. 1, 62, para. 1 let. a and 2) Conditions that must fill the surfaces of biodiversity A Surfaces of biodiversity 1 extensive Prairies 1.1 quality level I 1.1.1 surfaces should be mowed at least once a year. First mowing should not occur: a. before June 15 in plain region; (b) before 1 July in I and II mountain areas; c. before 15 July in areas of mountain III and IV.

1.1.2 the canton may, in agreement with the cantonal Department of nature protection, move two weeks at most mowing dates in the regions of the South side of the Alps to vegetation particularly precoce.1.1.3 only one mowing is allowed on these surfaces. If soil conditions are good and unless otherwise agreed, the surfaces can be used for grazing between September 1 and 30 novembre.1.1.4 the cantonal authority may, in agreement with the cantonal of nature protection, allow that the surfaces which the floristic composition is not satisfactory are exploited appropriately or cleared of vegetation through mechanical or chemical to be reseeded.

1.2 quality II 1.2.1 floristic quality referred to in art. 59 is determined using indicator plants. They report a poor ground into fertilizer substances and a species-rich vegetation and must meet regularly.

2 little intensive prairies 2.1 quality level I 2.1.1 a up to 30 kg of assimilable nitrogen manuring is allowed per hectare and per year. Nitrogen supply is allowed in the form of manure or compost. If the whole farm is only equipped with systems to complete slurry of small contributions of full diluted slurry are allowed (up to 15 kg N per ha per application), but not before the first fauche.2.1.2 Moreover, requirements and expenses referred to in section 1.1 are valid.

Quality II 2.2.1 2.2 floristic quality referred to in art. 59 is determined using indicator plants. They report a poor ground into fertilizer substances and a species-rich vegetation and must meet regularly.

3 extensive pastures 3.1 quality level I 3.1.1 manure due to the grazing is permitted. No extra in the pasture forage intake should be effectue.3.1.2 surfaces have to be grazed at least once a year. Cleaning cuts are permises.3.1.3 are excluded surfaces of which a large part is poor in species and floristic composition indicates a non extensive use, one of the following conditions is met: a. plants of intensive grassland, such as ryegrass of Italy, ryegrass English, vulpine of meadows, Orchard, meadows bluegrass and common bluegrass, acrid Buttercup and creeping Buttercup and white clover predominate on more than 20% of the surface; b. an excessive grazing indicator plants or surfaces used as altars for livestock (such as the rumex, goosefoot good-Henri, nettle, Thistle) predominate over more than 10% of the surface.

3.2 quality II 3.2.1 floristic quality referred to in art. 59 is determined using indicator plants or structures promoting biodiversity. Indicator plants report a poor ground into fertilizer substances and a species-rich vegetation and must meet regularly. The structures promoting biodiversity must meet regularly.

4 wooded pastures 4.1 level of quality I 4.1.1 the manure, compost and no nitrogen fertilizers can be applied only with the agreement of the cantonal service in charge of the economy forestiere.4.1.2 only the grass surface is due and gives the right to the contributions.4.1.3 Moreover, the provisions referred to in point 3.1 shall apply.

4.2 quality II 4.2.1 floristic quality referred to in art. 59 is determined using indicator plants or structures promoting biodiversity. Indicator plants report a poor ground into fertilizer substances and a species-rich vegetation and must meet regularly. The structures promoting biodiversity must meet regularly.

5 surfaces to litter quality level I 5.1.1 5.1 surfaces litter should not be mowed before September 1.

5.2 quality II 5.2.1 floristic quality referred to in art. 59 is determined using indicator plants. They report a poor ground into fertilizer substances and a species-rich vegetation and must meet regularly.

6 hedges, fields groves and wooded banks 6.1 quality level I 6.1.1 a strip of grass surface or surface litter of three to six metres wide shall be provided on each side hedges, the rural groves and wooded banks. Development on each side is not required if one of the two sides is located outside the agricultural surface useful property or affermee, or when the hedge, the country Grove or the wooded riverbank adjoins a road, a path, a wall or a course of eau.6.1.2 the strip of grass surface or surface litter must be broke all three years at least given the dates set out in section 1.1.1 and can be used to grazing on the dates referred to in section 1.1.3. If it is adjacent to pastures, it can be used for grazing on the dates referred to in section 1.1.1.6.1.3 woody plants must be maintained in an appropriate way at least every eight years. This interview must take place during the rest of the vegetation period. It must be done by section, about a third of the surface at most.

6.2 quality II 6.2.1 hedges, the rural groves and wooded banks consist exclusively of native woody species (trees and bushes).6.2.2 hedges, the rural groves and forested banks on average include at least five species Woody natives different by ten meters courants.6.2.3 20% at least of the shrubby stratum consist of thorny woody species or hedges the rural groves and wooded banks include at least 1 characteristic tree of the landscape by 30 m current. The circumference of the trunk must be 1.70 m at least 1.5 m from the sol.6.2.4 the width of Hedges, the rural groves and wooded banks, excluding grassy Strip, must be 2 m to the moins.6.2.5 the surface grass strip or surface litter can be used at maximum two times per year in total. The first half can be used at the earliest on the dates fixed in point 1.1.1. The second half can be used at the earliest six weeks after the operation of the first half.

7 riverside meadows of a watercourse 7.1 quality level I 7.1.1 surfaces should be mowed at least once a annee.7.1.2 only one mowing is allowed on the surfaces. If soil conditions allow and unless agreed otherwise, they can be used for grazing between September 1 and 30 novembre.7.1.3 the maximum width must not exceed 12 m for major streams, the maximum width can correspond to the distance between the stream and the limit of the space reserved for water courses attached to the art. 41A OEaux.

8 wildflower strips 8.1 quality level I


8.1.1 definition: surfaces that before to be seeded, were used as assolees or for crops perennes.8.1.2 floral fallow land should be kept in place for at least two years and eight years at most. It must be kept in place until February 15 of the year following the year of contributions.8.1.3 after a fallow, the same plot can be reassigned for this purpose until the fourth growing season at the earliest. If the site is suitable, the canton may authorize a reseeding or the extension in place of fallow florale.8.1.4 in the following year of the establishment, the surface of floral fallow can be mown only between October 1 and March 15 and at one-half the surface only. A superficial work of the ground is allowed on the surface broke. A cup of cleaning is permitted during the first year if pressure from the bad herbes.8.1.5 the canton may allow a spontaneous grassing on surfaces that lend themselves.

9 rotating fallow 9.1 level of quality I 9.1.1 Definition: surfaces that before to be seeded, were used as assolees land or crops perennes.9.1.2 surfaces should be seeded between September 1 and April 30 and be maintained in place until February 15 of the year following the year of contributions (annual rotating fallow) or September 15 the second or the third year of contributions (rotating fallow biennial or triennial).9.1.3 the surface layout rotating fallow can be mown only between October 1 and March 15. The canton may authorize an additional boost after July 1 for areas located in the Zo feeding area referred to in art. 29 OEaux.9.1.4 after a fallow, the same plot can be reassigned for this purpose until the fourth growing season at the earliest.

10 extensive farming bands 10.1 tier quality 10.1.1 Definition: borders of culture operated extensively which: a. are arranged on the entire length of the cultures. ETB. are seeded grain, rapeseed, sunflower, pulse or flax.

10.1.2 no nitrogen fertilizer can be utilise.10.1.3 mechanical weeding on a large scale is interdit.10.1.4 the canton may authorize a weed across the surface when the circumstances warrant. The right to contributions is deleted for the year where the weeding was effectue.10.1.5 on the same surface, extensive farming strips must be maintained for at least two successive main crops.

11 hem on assolees lands 11.1 quality level I 11.1.1 Definition: surfaces that: a. prior to be seeded, were used as assolees land or in favour of perennial crops; b. have an average width of 12 m maximum.

11.1.2 the hem must be kept in place for at least two periods of vegetation.11.1.3 half of the hem must be mowed once per year in alternating manner. Mowing of cleaning are allowed during the first year if pressure from the bad herbes.11.1.4 at the appropriate locations, the canton may authorize either the transformation of wildflower strips in hem on assolees land or a spontaneous grass cover.

12 trees fruit high quality level I 12.1.1 Definition 12.1: fruit trees to seeds, fruit trees to kernel, walnuts and chestnuts in a chestnut Grove entretenue.12.1.2 contributions are granted from 20 trees fruit giving high right by exploitation.12.1.3 contributions contributions are made for the maximum number of trees per hectare following: a. 120 fruit trees seeds or kernel with the exception of the cherry trees; b. 100 cherry, walnut and chestnut.

12.1.4 trees must be located on the agricultural land owned or in fermage.12.1.5 trees should be planted at a distance from the other guaranteeing normal development and performance. Directions for planting distances given in the main teaching materials must be respected. Phytosanitary measures must be implemented according to the instructions of the cantons.12.1.6 the trunk must submit a minimum height of 1.2 m for fruit trees to kernel and 1.6 m for other trees. The trees are at least three Woody lateral branches from the upper part of the tronc.12.1.7 herbicides can be used at the foot of the trees, except for young trees of less than five years.

12.2 12.2.1 II quality structures favouring biodiversity referred to in art. 59 must meet regulierement.12.2.2 the surface of fruit trees high must be 20 ares and must include at least 10 fruit trees haute-tige.12.2.3 the density is of 30 trees per hectare to the minimum.12.2.4 density must represent the most the number of following trees per hectare: a. 120 fruit trees seeds or core, with the exception of the cherry trees; b. 100 cherry trees Walnut and chestnut trees.

12.2.5 the distance between trees is 30 m to the plus.12.2.6 we have to prune the trees in accordance with the rules of the art.12.2.7 the number of trees rest for the less constant during the term obligatoire.12.2.8 at least a third of the trees has a Crown whose diameter is greater than 3 m.12.2.9 the surface of fruit trees high must be combined with a surface of ecological compensation located at a distance of 50 m at most (correlated surface). Unless otherwise agreed with the cantonal Department of nature protection, are considered correlated surfaces the: - extensive prairies; - little intensive meadows of the quality level II; - surfaces for bedding; - extensive grazing and pasture woodlands level II quality; - wildflower strips - rotating fallow; - hem on assolees land; - hedges, fields groves and wooded banks.

12.2.10 correlated surface must have the following dimensions: number of trees the surface correlated according to section 12.2.9 size 0-200 0.5 are by tree more than 200 0.5 are by tree from 1 to 200 tree and 0.25 are by tree from the 201 12.2.11 tree level II quality criteria can be filled in common. The cantons regulate the procedure.

13 isolated native trees adapted to the site and alleys of trees 13.1 level of quality I 13.1.1 the spacing between two trees giving right to a contribution is 10 m to the moins.13.1.2 no fertilizer should be applied under the trees within a radius of 3 m.

14 vineyards with a natural biodiversity 14.1 quality level 14.1.1 I fertilisation is permitted at the foot of the ceps.14.1.2 mowing takes place alternately every two rows. The time interval between two crops of the same surface is at least six weeks; a mowing of the entire surface is permitted just before the vendange.14.1.3 the surface incorporation of organic material is allowed, each year, both rangs.14.1.4 only authorized plant protection products are foliar herbicides under the vines and for the treatment plant by plant weed problems. To combat insects, mites and fungi, only diseases are allowed biological and biotechnical or chemicals from synthesis of class N (preserving the predatory mites, bees and parasitoids).14.1.5 in areas, private paths, slopes and surfaces adjacent to the vineyards, the ground must be covered by natural vegetation. No manure or no plant protection product may be used, but treatment plant-by-plant are allowed plants asking the problemes.14.1.6 vineyards with natural diversity, including areas, are not accountable if they have one of the following characteristics: a. the total share of grasses of Prairie fat (mainly Lolium perenne, Poa pratensis (, Festuca rubra Agropyron repens) and dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) represents more than 66% of the total area; forgotten the source. the share of invasive neophytes exceed 5% of the total area.

14.1.7 parts of surfaces may be excluded.

14.2 14.2.1 II quality floristic quality referred to in art. 59 is determined using indicator plants or structures promoting biodiversity. Indicator plants report a poor ground into fertilizer substances and a species-rich vegetation and must meet regularly. The structures promoting biodiversity must meet regulierement.14.2.2 on surfaces that meet the criteria of the quality level II for contributions to biodiversity, derogations from the principles of the quality level I may be authorized in accordance with cantonal services for the protection of nature.

15 grassland surfaces and surface litter rich in species in the Summering area 15.1 quality II


15.1.1 contributions are granted for the prairies, pasture and litter box surfaces used for purposes of Alpine Summering area economy. Litter box surfaces are the surfaces referred to in art. 21 OTerm. Located in the Summering area mowing prairies that are part of the permanent grassland surfaces do not entitle these contributions.15.1.2 plants referred to in art. 59, indicator species-rich vegetation and poor fertilizer substances soil, meet regulierement.15.1.3 of contributions may be granted for objects as part of inventories of national importance, referred to in art. 18a LPN, when they are advertised as surfaces for the promotion of biodiversity in the Summering area, that their protection is guaranteed through agreements between the canton and operators and that they meet the requirements correspondantes.15.1.4 the ecological quality of the object as well as its surface area remain for the less constant during the period of engagement.15.1.5 a manure from the surface according to the art. 30 is allowed, provided that the floristic quality is preserved.

16 surface of biodiversity that are specific to the region of 16.1 level of quality I 16.1.1 Definition: natural areas of ecological interest, but which do not correspond to the items referred to in points 1 to 15.16.1.2 expenses and licensing requirements are defined by the cantonal protection of nature, in agreement with the cantonal of agriculture and the FOAG.

17 bands flowered for pollinators and other agencies useful level of quality I 17.1.1 Definition 17.1: surfaces that before to be seeded, were used as assolees land or crops perennes.17.1.2 a cup of cleaning is permitted in case of strong pressure from the bad herbes.17.1.3 surfaces must be planted before the 15th mai.17.1.4 surfaces including mixtures for annual flowering bands should be reseeded each annee.17.1.5 different surfaces must not exceed 50 ares.

B Networking 1 initial status 1.1 a perimeter is delineated and reported on a plan. This indicates the initial state of the different habitats. At a minimum, the following must appear on the plan: a. surface of biodiversity (SPB), including quality; b. the objects listed in the inventories of the Confederation and the cantons; c. Habitat to important ecological value located inside or outside the agricultural land; d. the Summering area, forests groundwater protection zones and areas to build.

1.2 the initial state is described.

2 2.1 objectives the objectives of promotion of the diversity of flora and fauna must be defined. They are based on the inventories of national, regional or local or on documents, objectives or published scientific models. They take into account the specific development potential of flora and fauna in the concernee.2.2 region the objectives must meet the following conditions: a. the target species and the species must be defined. The target species are endangered species for which the networking project area has a particular responsibility. Characteristic species are or were species specific to the area of the networking project. When the target species are present in the perimeter, they must be taken into account. The choice and the actual or potential presence of target species and of characteristic species must be controlled during visits to the terrain.b. The effects-related objectives should be defined. They provide information on the effect desired with respect to the target species and defined characteristic species. The project must serve to maintain or promote the target species and species caracteristiques.c. Quantitative targets of implementation must be defined. With respect to the SPB, the type, the minimum quantity and location must be defined. In plain region and in I and II mountain areas, should be the next target: 5% at least (target value) of the SAU by area must be of high ecological quality SPB, at the end of the first period of eight ans.d networking. Qualitative goals of implementation (measures) must be defined. Measures for the target species and the common characteristic species are mentioned in aid of execution relative to networking. Other measures can also be defined as long as they are equivalentes.e. The objectives must be measurable and time limits need to be set.

2.3 surfaces must be provided: a. along the rivers and water bodies; then ensure the necessary space so they can perform their natural function; b. along forest; c. as an extension to surfaces of protection of nature and as buffer zones.

2.4 should use synergies with plans for sustainable use of natural resources, development of the landscape and promotion of species.

3 desired state 3.1 the desired state of the spatial development of the SPB must be reported on a plan.

4 implementation 4.1 implementation plan must indicate: - the carrier of the project; - the project; - financial needs and financing concept; - implementation planning.

4.2 operation can benefit from contributions to networking, she must use individualized professional advice or an equivalent extension by small groups. The project concludes agreements with the exploitants.4.3 after a period of four years, an interim report must be set, which documents the achievement of the objectives.

5 projects in networking 5.1 the degree of achievement of the objectives must be reviewed before the expiry of the duration of the project, who is 8 years old. The project is to be continued, 80% of the objectives must be achieved. It can be an exception to this rule in cases duly fondes.5.2 objectives (implementation objectives and measures) must be controlled and adjusted. The project report must correspond to the minimum requirements for networking (ch. 2-4).

Update according to ch. II al. 1 o of 29 October. 2014 (RO 2014 3909) and section II of the O on October 28. 2015, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 4497 RO).
RS RS RS RS 451 State on January 1, 2016 910.91 814.201 814.201 annex 5 (art. 71, para. 1 and 4) specific requirements of the program for the production of milk and meat based on grassland (PLVH) 1 Definition of pet food and ration 1.1 basic ration means: a. the grass of meadows and pastures permanent and artificial (fresh used for silage or dried); b. corn whole plant (fresh, silage or dried); c. for cattle to fertilizer: mixture of roundups and from grains of corn cobs / of crushed corn cobs / throw corn (Corn-Cob-Mix); for the other categories of animals, these mixtures are considered foods concentrated; d. silage of grain whole plant; e. fodder beets f. sugar beets; g. the pulps of sugar beets (fresh, ensilees or dried); h. the leaves of beets; i. the roots of Endive; j. potatoes k. residue from the processing of fruit and vegetables; l. the dregs of (fresh brewery fish or dried); Mr. affouragee straw.

1.2 the term grass of meadows and pastures, grass the animals graze on pasture, the grass harvested on the prairies permanent and artificial, as well as the proceeds of harvest of sown for purposes of affouragement.1.3 intercropping other foods and feedingstuffs not listed components are considered as food complementaires.1.4 If the share of basic in a supplementary food ration is greater than 20% , the basic ration must be recorded in the balance sheet of the fodder of base.1.5 the annual ration by animal corresponds to the total energy of MS a year.

2 requirements to satisfy operation 2.1 farms that keep different animal categories must complete the requirements for feeding for all of their herd of animals consuming the roughage.

3 the balance sheet requirements forage


3.1 the operator must assess each year forage proving that it meets the requirements. The balance is calculated using the method PLVH (production of milk and meat based on grassland) of the FOAG. This is based on the guide Switzerland-balance. 1.12 or 1.13 edition is valid for the calculation of feed stock for the 2015 calendar year and 1.13 for the 2016 edition. The FOAG is responsible for approval of other software of fourrager.3.2 balance feed stock is established globally for all animals consuming coarse forage within the meaning of art. 27, al. 2, OTerm.3.3 returns in MS of the prairies and pastures set out in table 3 of the guide Switzerland-balance serve as maximum values for feed stock. If the advertised yields rise above these values, they must be justified by using an estimate of the value of performance. The canton can refuse no reasonable estimates of the value of performance. The applicant must demonstrate the plausibility of its estimates on request of the canton at its expense.

4 requirements 4.1 documentation enclosed feed balance sheets must be kept for six years. The cantons decide what form must be returned to plausibility tests.

5 requirements 5.1 controls feed stock closed the previous year should be checked under the control of the Switzerland-balance sheet. Must check if the feed balance sheet data correspond to those of Switzerland - balance. 5.2 If differences are found when checking the para. 1, target testing must be carried out in the holding concerned; This includes of: a. check the unlikely data on forage yields in Switzerland-balance or the feed balance - if necessary, with the assistance of specialists in forage production; b. Control unlikely data on the number of animals; c. check unlikely data on contributions and assignments of fodder which result from delivery notes.

Update according to ch. II al. 1 o of 29 October. 2014 (RO 2014 3909) and section II of the O on October 28. 2015, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 4497 RO).
The guide is available under www.blw.admin.ch > Themes > direct payments > required environmental benefits > balanced stock of manure > Guide Switzerland-balance, July 2014 edition 1.12.
The guide is available under www.blw.admin.ch > Themes > payments > required environmental benefits > balanced stock of manure > Guide Switzerland-balance, 1.13, August 2015 edition.
RS 910.91 guide is available under www.blw.admin.ch > Themes > payments > required environmental benefits > balanced stock of manure > Guide Switzerland-balance, 1.13, August 2015 edition.

Status January 1, 2016 annex 6 (art. 74, al. 4 and 6, 75, paras. 2, 4 and 5, and 76, para. 1) specific requirements to be met programs OSH and SRPA A OSH requirements specific to the different categories of animals and requirements which must meet the documentation and controls 1 cattle and buffaloes Asia 1.1 animals must: a. be kept in groups; b. have ongoing access to a lay-by referred to in points 1.2 and in an area not covered with litter.

1.2 rest area: straw mattress or equivalent layer for the animal, without perforations. The soft layers in the cubicles are considered equivalent layers: a. If a certificate referred to in the let. C, no. 2, is available; (b) If, for the female animals, a test report referred to in the let. C, c. 1.1 or 1.3, and for male animals, a test referred to in the Let's report. C, c. 1.2 or 1.3, is available; etc. If all soft layers are covered exclusively in straw.

1.3 range of feeding and watering places: ground equipped with hard surface, with or without perforations.1.4 a derogation from the provisions referred to in point 1.1. is admitted in the following situations: a. during feeding; b. during the pasture; c. during the Treaty; d. If surgery is performed on the animal, e.g. hoof care; e. in the case of animals in advanced pregnancy, moved ten days before the probable date of calving in a unique area with litter box; they can stay with their (small (s) up to 10 days, at the most, after calving; animals may not be hampered; f. in the case of sick or injured animals; only are possible exceptions that have a direct link with the illness or injury of the animal; If necessary, they must be isolated; the box to unique area are allowed if they are equipped with sufficient litter; g. two days at most before transport, provided that the animals concerned BDTA number and the date of transport noted in a newspaper prior to the departure from the provisions in point 1.1; h. in the case of heifers in advanced pregnancy , which are kept in a stall hampered after calving, they can there be moved at least ten days before the date of calving; i. in the case of females in heat, they can be kept in separate boxes where they can be set for two days on a rest area separated if the conditions according to ch. 1.2 are met.

2 2.1 equine animals must: a. be kept in groups; b. to access a rest area referred to in points 2.2 and to an area not covered in litter.

Rest area 2.2: layer of sawdust or equivalent layer for the animal, without perforations. The resting surface corresponds at least to the following figures: height at the withers of the animal < 120 cm 120-134 cm 134-148 cm 148-162 cm 162-175 cm > 175 cm minimum area of the rest area, m/animal 4.0 4.5 5.5 6.0 7.5 8.0 2.3 all of the accessible surface to the horses in the stable and in the exercise area must not present of perforations. A few flow openings are autorisees.2.4 area food and water bowls: equipped ground to a dur.2.5 power coating must be organized so that each animal can eat without being bothered by other dogs. If animals are lairaged in a food stall, the following provisions shall be respected: a. each animal in the Group has a stall of separate power supply; (b) the length of the food stall corresponds to at least 1.5 times the height at the withers average; c. animals must have, in the back part of the food stall, a lane with a width of at least equal to 1.5 times the height at the withers average.

2.6 ceiling height corresponds at least to the following figures: height at the withers of the largest animal of the Group < 120 cm 120-134 cm 134-148 cm 148-162 cm 162-175 cm > 175 cm minimum height of the ceiling, m 1.8 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.7 a derogation from the provisions referred to in section 2.1 is admitted in the following situations: a. during feeding; b. during the output into groups; c. during use; d. If surgery is performed on the animal e.g. the care of hooves; e. in the case of animals in advanced pregnancy, moved ten days before the probable date of parturition in a fitted box to unique area of litter; they can stay with their (small (s) up to 10 days, at the most, after calving; animals may not be hampered; f. in the case of sick or injured animals; only are possible exceptions that have a direct link with the illness or injury of the animal; If necessary, they must be isolated; the box to unique area are allowed if they are equipped with sufficient litter; g. during a phase of integration of six months after arrival in exploitation; in this case an animal can be kept separately in a single area box equipped with litter, as far as this box is far from 3 m as the group in which the animal will be integrated and that eye contact is possible. No animals should be hindered.

3 goats 3.1 the goat must: a. be kept in groups; b. have ongoing access to a rest area under section 3.2 and a covered area, no bedding referred to in point 3.3.

Rest area 3.2: per animal, straw mattress of at least 1.2 m or an equivalent layer for the animal, non perforated;
at most, half the minimum area can be replaced by a corresponding surface equipped with niches of rest raised and not perforated, must not be covered with litter.
3.3 covered area, no bedding: per animal at least 0.8 m; the covered part of a permanently accessible exercise area may be taken into account.
3.4 troughs: ground equipped with hard surface, with or without perforations.3.5 a derogation from the provisions referred to in point 3.1. is admitted in the following situations:


a. during feeding; b. during the pasture; c. during the Treaty; d. If surgery is performed on the animal, e.g. hoof care; e. in the case of animals in advanced pregnancy, moved ten days before the probable date of calving in a unique area equipped with litter box; they can stay with their (small (s) up to 10 days, at the most, after calving; animals may not be hampered; f. in the case of sick or injured animals; only are possible exceptions that have a direct link with the illness or injury of the animal; If necessary, they must be isolated; the unique area box are allowed if they are equipped with litter in sufficient quantity.

4 4.1 swine animals must: a. be kept in groups; b. to access a rest area referred to in 4.2 or 4.3 points and to an area not covered in litter.

4.2 rest area it: a. may present perforations; b. in the farrowing box should be covered with long straw or Miscanthus in sufficient quantity; c. in other compartments should be covered with long straw or Miscanthus in sufficient quantity; also sufficient sawdust is admitted as litter, when the temperature in the pigsty exceeds the following figures: 20 ° C in weaned piglets, 15 ° C in pigs to fertilizer and renewal pigs weighing up to 60 kg, 9 ° C heavy animals, more than 60 kg (including breeding boars and sows of breeding not nursing);

(d) can also be used as a feeding area, provided that the animals do not have access to food during an uninterrupted period of 8 hours at least during the nuit.4.3 in compost systems, animals must have a rest area within the meaning of annex 1 of the Ordinance of 23 April 2008 on the protection of animals, located outside the area to compost. This requirement applies not to the box in which are kept weanlings, when the surface of the box inside the barn is 0.6 m at least by animal.4.4 feeders and feeding separated from the rest stop area: floor equipped with a surface hard, with or without perforations.4.5 a derogation from the provisions referred to in point 4.1. is admitted in the following situations: a. during feeding in a food stall; b. the day, during the stay in the pasture; c. If surgery is performed on the animal, e.g. insemination; d. in case of aggressive towards piglets behavior or problems with the legs; in this case, the relevant sow can be confined from the moment where she presents a nidificateur behavior until the end of the day after farrowing, at the latest; e. five days before the probable date of calving and during the breastfeeding period; During these two periods, sows must not be held in groups; they must have permanent access to a rest area referred to in 4.2 or 4.3 points and to an area not covered in litter; f. during the projection period. sows of breeding can be kept individually during ten days in box combined power and rest or in stalls for as long as they comply with the requirements referred to in section 4.2, let's. a and b. For each group of animals, it is necessary to register a newspaper the first and the last day of the individual guard as well as the number of animals so kept; (g) in the case of sick animals or injured; only are possible exceptions that have a direct link with the illness or injury of the animal; If necessary, they must be isolated; the unique area box are allowed if they are equipped with litter in sufficient quantity.

5 rabbits 5.1 does need to be kept in groupes.5.2 each scope must have a nest separate covered with litter and with an area of at least 0.10 m.5.3 young animals must be kept in groupes.5.4 each compartment hosting young animals must have a minimum area of 2 m.5.5 each animal must have the following surfaces: minimal Surfaces by DOE, outside the nest minimum Surfaces by young animal with reach without scope and relationship with HP. 5.9 from weaning and up to the age of 35 days of the 36 to 84 days from the 85 day minimum total area per animal (m, of which 1.50 0.60 0.10 0.15 0.25 - covered surface of litter per animal (m) 0.50 0.25 0.03 0.05 0.08 - minimum surface, elevated by animal (m) 0.40 0.20 0.02 0.04 0.06 on 35% of the surface at least, free space in height measuring at least 60 cm.)

5.6 the distance between the ground and the raised areas must be of at least 20 cm. Elevated areas can be perforated provided the width ties bars and that the size of the slots or holes are suitable for the weight and the size of the animaux.5.7 the amount of litter should be calculated in such a way that the animals can satisfy their need normal to gratter.5.8 sick or injured animals must, if necessary be kept in a separate compartment. These animals must have the minimum area per DOE without scope (according to ch. 5.5).5.9 during the period from two days before the probable date of calving and up to a maximum of ten days after, the rabbits should not be kept in groups.

6 pension poultry specific provisions regarding the hens and cocks, young hens and young roosters as well as the chicks for egg production 6.1 in the barns, perches, landscaped on several floors and satisfying the requirements of the legislation on the protection of animals, must be put at the disposal of the animals. The minimum length of perch is: a. 14 cm per adult animal; b. 11 cm by young chicken or young Rooster (from the age of ten weeks); c. 8 cm per chick (up to ten weeks of age).

6.2 in the parts of the chicken coop where the intensity of the daylight is greatly reduced due to Interior or get rid of the windows, the light intensity 15 lux should be obtained by artificial lighting.

Provisions specific to the broiler 6.3 the surface of the ground (without the raised areas) should be covered with litter in quantity suffisante.6.4 inside of the chicken coop, animals must be able to have, at the age of ten days of raised areas authorized for use for the type of broilers in question by the federal food safety and Veterinary Affairs Office. Details of the minimum number raised areas, their surface or their minimum length listed in the authorization must be respectees.6.5. OHS contributions are paid for broilers only if the animals are fattened for at least 30 days.

Provisions specific to turkeys 6.6 the total surface of the ground (without the raised areas) should be covered with litter in quantity suffisante.6.7 in the hen house, the animals must have, from the age of 10 days, of areas elevated rooms on different floors and adapted to their behavior and skills physiques.6.8 the inside of the chicken coop, the turkeys must have, at the age of ten days , of hiding places in sufficient numbers (e.g. built from bales of straw).

Provisions concerning documentation and controls related to all categories of poultry of annuity 6.9 in the control, the operator must be able to submit a sketch updated of the chicken coop. This sketch should indicate: a. in the case of poultry houses for hens and cocks, young chickens, young cocks and chicks for egg production: surfaces available for pets, the dimensions of the perches and the maximum number of pets allowed; (b) in the case of poultry houses for broilers and turkeys: relevant data to ground inside the barn and elevated areas.

6.10 in the first control after January 1, 2014, the instructions on the sketch must be verified. The person performing the control confirms the compliance by affixing his signature on the sketch, and the date of the controle.6.11 during the following controls, it is to check that the sketch is still up-to-date. In addition, the person performing the control checks, concerning: a. the hens and cocks, young chickens, young cocks and chicks for egg production: the number of animals, after the last acquisition, does not exceed the maximum number of pets allowed according to the sketch; b. broiler chickens and turkeys: that animals have the number of perches registered on the sketch.

B requirements to satisfy area to outdoor climate for poultry annuity involved in OSH and AFS programs, as well as the documentation and controls 1 area to external environment (ACE) 1.1 the CEA must be: a. fully open outward on a length equivalent in total to its long side or be bounded by a lattice of metal or synthetic; b. completely covered; c. covered with a litter in sufficient quantity; d. If necessary protected by a Windbreak NET.

1.2 dimensions minimum animals Surface of ACE (the entire surface is covered with litter)


For the staff of more than 100 animals: width of the openings of the House overlooking the ACE and (for what is the SRPA) openings leading outside - at least 43 m by 1,000 animals - total 1.5 m at least by 1,000 animals,-0.7 m at least by opening.

Young hens, cockerels and chicks for egg production (at the age of 43 days) - at least 32 m by 1,000 animals - in total, at least by 1,000 animals 1.5 m, - 0.7 m at least by opening.

Broilers - at least 20% of the surface of the soil inside the henhouse - in total, 2 m common at least 100 m from the ground surface inside chicken coop-0.7 m at least by opening - SST only: the openings of the House overlooking the ACE should be located so that the longest distance to go by the animals until the next opening is more than not 20 m.

Turkeys - at least 20% of the surface of the soil inside the henhouse - in total, 2 common m by 100 m from the ground surface inside chicken coop-0.7 m at least by opening at least.

1.3 the canton may, for a limited time, allow the observation of these slight deviations from the requirements referred to in point 2.1, if: a. involves investments disproportionate; forgotten the source. is impossible for lack of space.

1.4 the ACE of a movable chicken coop should not be covered with litter.

2 access to the ACE poultry must have access to an ACE every day, during the day.

3 derogations admitted to the provisions referred to in point 2 3.1 in the case of snowcover in the vicinity or too low temperature in ACE next to the age of the animals, access to it may be restreint.3.2 access to the ACE is optional for broilers during the first 21 days of their lives and for other categories of poultry , during the first 42 days of their vie.3.3 between installing to the chicken coop and the end of the 23 week, access to the ACE of the hens and roosters can be restreint.3.4 the barns where chickens and roosters can stay closed until 10 hours to avoid the dispersion of spawning.

4 documentation and controls 4.1 access to the ACE must be mentioned in a newspaper output within three days at most tard.4.2 If, in application of points 3.1 to 3.3, the access to the ACE has been restricted, it is necessary to note the reason in the log outputs (e.g. temperature in ACE at noon, 'snow', 'age', 'start of egg laying').4.3 during the control the farmer must present a sketch to day of the ACE. The sketch must contain dimensions (including openings) and the relevant surfaces. In addition, for broilers and turkeys, the inner surface of the chicken coop available for pets as well as for other categories of poultry of pension, the maximum number of pets allowed, must be indiques.4.4 at the first inspection conducted after January 1, 2014, the instructions on the sketch must be verified. The person performing the control confirms the compliance with his signature on the sketch, and the date of the controle.4.5 during the following controls, the person performing the control must verify that the sketch is still up-to-date. In addition, among the categories of poultry of pension referred to in art. 73, let. g, c. 1 to 3, please check that the number of animals, after the last acquisition, does not exceed the maximum number of pets allowed according to the sketch.

C requirements OSH that must satisfy the flexible layers intended to cattle as well as documentation and controls 1 Equivalence to the straw mattress 1.1 for female animals, is considered to be equivalent to a straw mattress, brand layer for which a Research Institute accredited for the application corresponding to the SN EN ISO 17025 standard proves through a test report : a. that he examined 100 cows at least, kept in three farms at least, respecting the provisions referred to in points 1.4 to 1.6; b. that the requirements referred to in point 1.7 are met all the test results given; c. that he tested the brand of layer taking account of the provisions referred to in section 1.8; (d) the requirements referred to in point 1.9 are met.

1.2 for male animals, is considered to be equivalent to a straw mattress, the brand of layer for which a Research Institute accredited for the application corresponding to the SN EN ISO 17025 standard proves, by means of a test report: a. he examined 100 males at least, kept in three farms animals at least, respecting the provisions referred to in points 1.4 to 1.6; b. that the requirements referred to in point 1.7 are met account in the light of all the test results; c. he tested the layer brand taking into account the provisions referred to in section 1.8; (d) the requirements referred to in point 1.9 are met.

1.3 is considered in a stable determined as equivalent to a straw mattress, the brand of layer for which a Research Institute accredited for the application corresponding to the SN EN ISO 17025 standard proves through a test report: a. it has reviewed all the animals that are kept in the barn in question, respecting the provisions referred to in points 1.4 to 1.6; b. that the requirements referred to in point 1.7 are met account of all the test results.

1.4 the layers of the brand to test were installed at least three months before the essai.1.5 animals were examined three months at the earliest after the last exit to the paturage.1.6 in affected barns, all animals are examined, with the exception: a. cows during the first third of lactation; b. dry cows c. animals that are often lying in the corridor of circulation; d. animals who are sick or who did recently; e. animals who are injured after an accident; f. animals that are less than three months in the stall concerned.

1.7 the animal health requirements: a. 25% of Shanks (Tarsus), maximally, have open wounds or scabs); b. 8% of Tarsus, maximally, have open wounds or scabs, of a diameter greater than 2 cm; c. 1% of Tarsus, maximally, present a serious alteration such as an increase in the circumference; d. no other serious injury is found which could be due to the soft mattress; e. no anomaly behavior is observed, which could be due to the soft mattress.

1.8 the ability to deformation and elasticity of mattress are measured through the application of a cap of steel (r = 120 mm), with a force of 2000 N on the soft mattress: a. the State nine; b. after 100 000 applications of a room simulating the hoof of a cow, with a force of 10 000 N.

1.9 requirements for ability to deformation and elasticity: the steel Cap must be able to penetrate: a. the State nine, at least in the material 10 mm; b. after the applications referred to in section 1.8, let. b, 8 mm at least in the material.

2 proof of equivalence at the time of the control for the ESS controller to check which product is used, the farmer must present a document prepared by the company supplying indicating the name and number of authorization FSVO of this product as well as the date of installation.

D. requirements SRPA specific to different categories of animals and requirements which must meet the documentation and controls 1 cattle and water buffalo, horses, goats and sheep 1.1 output option standard. number of days of release and documentation:-from 1 May to 31 October: at least 26 regulatory outputs to grazing by month, on different days; for animals that have permanent access to pasture during a certain period of time , the log output should mention the first and the last day of that time.
-from 1 November to 30 April: regulatory outputs 13 per month, on different days; for animals that may come out continuously during a certain period of time, the log outputs must at least mention the first and the last day of that time.
-In addition, for the breeding of horses, the provisions of art. 61, al. 4 and 5, of the Ordinance of 23 April 2008 on the protection of animals apply to exits.

(b) a derogation from the provisions referred to in the let. a is admitted in the following situations:-for ten days before expected calving and for ten days following the calving; - in cases of intervention practised on the animal; - for cattle and Buffalo in Asia two days before transport, provided that the animals concerned BDTA number and the date of the transport have noted in a newspaper before the start of the derogation from the provisions relating to the outputs to the Let. has; - between 1 May and 31 October:


-in the following situations, out to pasture can be replaced by outings in the exercise area: - during or after heavy rainfall; - in the spring as long as vegetation, in light of local conditions, does not yet out to pasture. If a farm located in the mountain region lacks an appropriate surface where the animals come out, the canton may prescribe for this period special regulations for the outputs, taking into account infrastructure operations; - during the ten days of the dry period (reduction of feeding to the drying up of the cows). - in the following situations , the canton can prescribe the maximum number of outputs to the pasture, to additional title, be replaced by outings in the exercise area:-operation does not, within reasonable distance of enough land that can be properly grazed;-regulatory outputs 26 are not possible due to a trip too risky until certain parcels (e.g. busy road.).

Outputs 1.2 alternative to cattle that are fed for male animals and female cattle up to 160 days of age: a. access standing in the yard all year; b. a derogation from the provisions referred to in the let. a is admitted in the following situations: - ten days after farrowing; - during feeding; - if the surgery is performed on the animal; - two days before a transport, provided that the animals concerned BDTA number and the date of transport have been noted in a newspaper prior to the waiver provisions to the exits referred to in the Let's. a;-as needed, during the cleaning of the exercise area.

1.3 stable or ecuriea. Rest area: - should not have perforations; - must be equipped with appropriate bedding, sufficient. The niches of rest raised for goats must not necessarily be covered with litter.

Pets up to 160 days of age must not be entraves.c. The entire surface of the stable, accessible to equines, shall not show of perforations. Some openings flow are allowed.

2 pigs 2.1 outputs for the sows of breeding allaitantesPendant the nursing period, breeding lactating sows must be given at least 20 days a daily output of an hour at least.
Output 2.2 for other categories of animals porcinsLes must be given every day for several hours.
A derogation is permitted in the following situations: - during the five days preceding the expected date of farrowing, sows are kept in a box of calving; - 10 days maximum during the projection period, when breeding sows are kept in individual boxes. for each group of animals, it is necessary to register a newspaper the first and the last day of the individual guard and the number of animals so kept.

2.3 rest in the porcherieL area ' rest area should not have perforations.

3 3.1 SortiesLes bunnies rabbits and young animals must receive every day for several hours.
3.2 relief concerning the documentationPour animals that may come out continuously during a certain period of time, the newspaper outlets must mention the first and the last day of that time.

4 poultry of pension hens and cocks, young hens and cockerels, and chicks for egg production 4.1 SortiesEn outputs according to the Let's more. B, Nos. 2 and 3, the animals must be able to access every day to pasture from 1 pm at the latest and up to 16 hours at least, and at least five hours.
4.2 exceptions admitted to the provisions referred to in section 4.1: a. during or after heavy rainfall, very windy weather, when snow cover in the surrounding area or too low temperatures next to the age of the animals, access to pasture may be restricted; b. If the pasture is filled of water and during the rest of the vegetation period, out to pasture can be replaced by outings in a fiscal year (or course) area not covered. Exercise area must be large enough and be covered with a litter appropriate in sufficient quantity; c. access to pasture is optional during the first 42 days of life of animals; d. between installing to the chicken coop and the 23 weekend, access to the pasture of the hens and roosters may be restricted; (e) in relation to the reduction of the power to morph , access of animals to the pasture can be prevented for 21 days at most; f. If, in application of the let. a to e, the access to the pasture has been restricted, it is necessary to note the reason in the log output (e.g. precipitation with indication of quantity, temperature at noon, "strong wind", "snow", "route", 'age', 'start of oviposition', 'shed').

4.3 SortiesEn broilers more outputs according to the Let's B, Nos. 2 and 3, the animals must be able to access every day to pasture from 1 pm at the latest and up to 16 hours at least, and at least five hours.
4.4 derogations admitted to the provisions referred to in section 4.3 a. during or after heavy rainfall, very windy weather, when snow cover in the surrounding area or too low temperatures next to the age of the animals, access to pasture may be restricted; b. access to pasture is optional during the first 21 days of life of animals; c. If, in application of the let. a or b, access to the pasture has been restricted, it is necessary to note the reason in the log output (for example precipitation with indication of quantity, outdoor temperature at noon, "strong wind", "snow", "age").

4.5 the surface of the ground in the poulaillerLa total surface of the ground in the chicken coop should be covered with litter in sufficient quantity.
4.6 duration of fattening: SRPA contributions are made for broilers only if the animals are fattened for at least 56 days.

4.7 SortiesEn turkeys more outputs according to the let. B, Nos. 2 and 3, the animals must be able to access every day to pasture from 13 hours at least and up to 16 hours at least, and at least five hours 4.8 Derogations to the provisions referred to in point 4.7 a. during or after heavy rainfall, very windy weather, when snow cover in the surrounding area or too low next to the age of the animals , access to pasture may be restricted; b. access to pasture is optional during the first 42 days of life of animals; c. If, in application of the let. a or b, access to the pasture has been restricted, it is necessary to note the reason in the log output (for example precipitation with indication of quantity, outdoor temperature at noon, "strong wind", "snow", "age").

4.9 the surface of the ground in the poulaillerLa total surface of the ground in the chicken coop should be covered with litter in sufficient quantity.

E requirements SRPA to satisfy the area exercise (or course) and pasture as well as documentation and controls 1 General requirements to satisfy the exercise area 1.1 exercise area must be located in the air.1.2 from 1 March to 31 October, parts of the exercise area exposed to the Sun can be shaded with a filet.1.3 in unconsolidated output areas the boggy places should be clotures.1.4 in the exercise areas unbound, intended for pigs, feeding areas, and troughs must be equipped with a dur.1.5 coating the canton may, for a limited time, allow for slight deviations from the requirements referred to in points 3 to 6, so the observation of these: a. involves investments disproportionate; forgotten the source. is impossible for lack of space.

2 requirements to satisfy the documentation and 2.1 controls in control, the farmer must be able to present a sketch to day exercise area. On the sketch must include the dimensions and surfaces pertinentes.2.2 on the sketches should also include the maximum number of animals that can use at the same time the exercise area; This requirement does not apply to the exercise areas for sheep and goats, or those destined to the lapins.2.3 with respect to the exercise areas, for cattle and Buffalo in Asia accessible permanently the sketch must understand not only the exercise area, but also the building housing the animaux.2.4 during the first check performed after January 1, 2014 with information on the sketches according to points 2.1 to 2.3 must be verified. The person performing the control confirms the compliance by affixing his signature on the sketch, as well as the date of the controle.2.5 during the following controls, people who do need to check that the sketch is still up-to-date. In addition, they should check if the current number of animals does not exceed the maximum number of pets allowed indicated on the sketch; with respect to the exercise areas for sheep, goats and rabbits, it is not necessary to check the number of animals.

3 exercise for cattle and Buffalo in Asia


3.1 exercise area accessible permanently to animals animals total Surface minimum m/animal including at least... m/animal not covered, cows, heifers in advanced pregnancy status and breeding bulls 10 2.5 young animals of more than 400 kg 6.5 1.8 young animals of 300 to 400 kg 5,5 1,5 young animals of 120 days, weighing up to 300 kg 4.5 1.3 young animals until 120 days 3.5 1 the total surface includes the rest area the feeding area and the exercise area (including animals constantly accessible exercise area).
The two months preceding the probable date of calving 3.2 exercise area not accessible at all times for animals held in a stall free a. minimum surfaces animals minimum area of the exercise area, m/animal with horns without horns cows, heifers in condition of advanced pregnancy and bulls for breeding 8.4 5.6 young animals of more than 400 kg 6.5 4.9 young animals of 300 to 400 kg 5.5 4.5 young animals of 120 days weighing up to 300 kg 4,5 4 young animals until 120 days 3.5 3.5 the last two months before expected calving b. no covered area at least, the minimum area 50% must be not couverte.3.3 exercise area for animals held in a hampered stall a. minimum surfaces animals minimum Surface of area of exercise, m/animal with horns hornless cows , heifers in condition of advanced pregnancy and 12 8 young breeding bulls animals of more than 400 kg 10 7 young animals from 300 to 400 kg 8 6 young animals of 160 days, weighing up to 300 kg 6 5 two months before expected calving b. no covered area at least, the minimum area 50% must be uncovered.

4 exercise for equidae a. surfaces minimum Surface area of area height at the withers of the animal < 120 cm 120-134 cm 134-148 cm 148-162 cm 162-175 cm > 175 cm - accessible at all times, at least... m/animal 12 14 16 20 24 24 - not accessible at all times, exercise at least... m/18 21 24 30 36 36 animal if several animals are at the same time in the area exercise, the minimum surface area is the sum of the individual minimum surfaces. If a group includes at least five animals, the surface can be reduced by 20% at the most.
b. no covered area at least, the minimum area 50% must be no couverte.c. soil characteristics: the whole surface of the accessible to equine exercise area should not have perforations. Some openings flow are allowed.

5 exercise area for sheep, goats and rabbits Surface not covered in the exercise areas for goats, 25%, at least, must not be covered. In the exercise areas for sheep or rabbits, 50%, at least, must not be covered.

6 exercise for pigs a. minimum surfaces animals minimum Surface area of area of exercise, m/animal boars, more than six months 4.0 sows for breeding, not breastfeeding, more six-month 1.3 sows of breeding, nursing 5.0 piglets weaned 0.3 animals of renewal and fertilizer more than 60 kg 0.65 renewal animals hogs and pigs to the fertilizer less of 60 kg 0.45 b. no covered area : 50%, at least, the minimum area must not be covered.

7 requirements to satisfy 7.1 by pasture grazing, you hear surfaces covered with grass grass and herbaceous plants which are put at the disposal of the animaux.7.2 boggy places, except for the mud baths for the yaks, the buffaloes of Asia and pigs, must be clotures.7.3 the surface of pasture for cattle and Buffalo in Asia goats and sheep must be calculated so that the animals can cover a substantial part of their daily need for fodder grossier.7.4 the surface of the pasture for equines should be 8 Ares by animal is present. If five or more horses are on pasture all, the surface can be reduced by 20% to the plus.7.5 if animals belonging to the genus pigs are fed and watered in the pasture, feeding areas and troughs must be equipped with a coating in dur.7.6 in the pastures for pension poultry, animals must have shelters such as trees shrubs or shelters. Regarding access to pasture, the same provisions shall apply as those for ACE (let exterior openings. B, points 1.2 and 1.3).

Updated by clause II of the O on October 28. 2015, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 4497 RO).
RS 455.1 the standard can be ordered from the Association Switzerland for Standardization (SNV), Bürglistrasse 29, 8400 Winterthur (www.snv.ch).
RS 455.1 State on 1 January 2016 Schedule 7 (art. 61, para. 4, 63, al. 4, 83, para. 1, and 86, al. 3) rate of contributions 1 Contributions to landscape grown 1.1 Contribution to maintaining an open landscape 1.1.1 the contribution for the maintenance of an open landscape amounts per hectare and per year to: a. Hills area 100 b.FCs. I 230 fr.c mountain area. II 320 fr.d mountain area. III 380 fr.e mountain area. IV 390 fr. mountain area

1.2 contribution for surfaces sloping 1.2.1 the contribution for sloping surfaces amounts per hectare and per year to: a. surfaces slope with a gradient of 18 to 35% 410 b.FCs. surfaces on a slope with a gradient of more than 35 to 50% 700 fr.c. …

1.3 contribution to surfaces in steep 1.3.1 the contribution for surfaces in steep increases linearly by steep surfaces whose gradient is more than 35%. It amounts to CHF 100 per hectare for a 30% share and 1,000 francs per hectare for a 100% share.

1.4 contribution to vineyards sloping 1.4.1 the contribution for the vineyards sloping amounts per hectare and per year to: a. vineyards on a slope with a gradient of 30 to 50% 1500 b.FCs. vineyards on a slope with a gradient of more than 50% 3000 fr.c. terraced vineyards, with a slope of more than 30% 5000 Br

1.5 contribution of the Alp 1.5.1 update updated the Alp contribution amounts to 370 francs per PN estivé per year.

1.6 Summering contribution 1.6.1 Summering annual contribution is calculated according to the usual load in cattle that has been determined and amounts to: a. for sheep, except dairy sheep, in the event of permanent surveillance by a shepherd, or in the case of rotating pastures with herds 400 fr. protection measures by PN. b for sheep , except the dairy sheep, in the case of pasture turning 320 CHF per PN c. for sheep, except dairy sheep, in the case of "other pastures" 120 fr. by PN d. for treated cows, dairy sheep and dairy goats with a duration of 56-100 days Summering 400 FR by UGBFG e. for other pets consuming roughage 400 fr. by PN 2 Contributions to the security of supply 2.1 2.1.1 Basic Contribution base contribution amounts to 900 francs per hectare and an.2.1.2 for surfaces permanent grassland used as surfaces for the promotion of biodiversity within the meaning of art. 55, al. 1, let. a, b, c, d or g, the basic contribution amounts to 450 francs per hectare and an.2.1.3 timing: Surface contributions up to 60 ha 0% reduction rate over 60 to 80 ha 20% more than 80 to 100 ha 40% more than 100 to 120 60% ha more than 120 to 140 ha 80% more of 140 ha 100% 2.1.4 in the case of the communities of operation the surfaces taken into account in the timing referred to in section 2.1.3 are multiplied by the number of affected farms.

2.2 contribution to production in difficult conditions 2.2.1 the contribution to production in difficult conditions, per hectare and per year, amounts to: a. in the area of the hills 240 b.FCs. in the area of mountain I 300 fr.c. in the area of mountain II 320 fr.d. in the area of mountain III 340 fr.e. in the area of mountain IV 360 fr.

2.3 contribution to open lands and perennial crops 2.3.1 the contribution to open lands and perennial crops amounts to 400 francs per hectare and per year.

3 contributions to biodiversity Contribution 3.1 to 3.1.1 quality contributions are the following: Contribution for the quality according to the level of quality I II fr./ha and year fr./ha and year 1. Prairie extensive a. area plain 1350-1650 b. area hills 1080 1620 c. III and IV 495 1055 2 mountain areas I and II 630 1570 d. mountain areas. Surface litter plain 1800 1700 area hills 1530 1670 mountain I and II areas 1080 1620 III and IV 855 1595 3 mountain areas. Prairie little intensive. plain area - mountain II 450 1200 b. III and IV 450 1000 4 mountain areas. Extensive pastures and wooded pastures 450 700 5. Hedges, fields groves and wooded banks 2700 2300 6. 3800 7 floral fallow. 3300 8 rotating fallow. Extensive farming bands 2300 9. Hem on 3300 10 assolees land. Vineyards with a biodiversitenaturelle - 1100 11. A 450 12 watercourse riparian meadows. Grassland and surfaces for bedding surfaces rich in species in the Summering area - 150 13. Surface of specific biodiversity in the region-


14 bands flowered for pollinators and other agencies useful 2500 3.1.2 contributions are the following: Contribution for the quality according to the level of quality I II fr./ha and year fr./ha and year 1. Fruit trees in high-tigeNoyers 13.5 13.5 31.50 16.50 2. Isolated trees adapted to the site and alleys of trees - 3.2 Contribution to network 3.2.1 the Confederation supports maximum 90% of the following amounts per year: a. by ha of grazing and pasture woodland 500 fr.

(b) by ha of areas referred to in the c. 3.1.1 c. 1 to 3, 5 to 11 and 13 1000 CHF

c. by tree referred to in section 3.1.2 ch. 1 and 2 5 fr.

4 contribution to the quality of the landscape 4.1 the Confederation is supported to a maximum 90% of the following amounts per project and per year: a. by ha SAU of farms with an agreement 360 fr.

b. by PN of the usual load in the farms of Summering or community pastures having an agreement 240 fr.

5 contributions to the system of production 5.1 Contribution to organic agriculture 5.1.1 the contribution to organic agriculture amounts per hectare and per year to: a. for special crops 1600 b.FCs. for other lands open 1200 fr.c. for other surfaces giving right to contribution 200 fr.

5.2 contribution to the extensive culture of grain, sunflower, pea protein, fababeans and rapeseed 5.2.1 the contribution to the extensive production amounts to 400 francs per hectare and per year.

5.3 contribution for the production of milk and meat based on grassland 5.3.1 the contribution for the production of milk and meat based on grassland amounts to 200 francs per hectare of surface pasturing of exploitation, by year.

5.4 contribution for stabling systems particularly respectful of animals (SST) 5.4.1 the OHS contributions is, per LSU per year, to: a. cattle and water buffalo, older than 160 days, horses more than 30 months and goats more than a year 90 fr. pets

b. pigs, with the exception of the breastfed piglets 155 fr.

c. chickens for the production of hatching eggs and of eggs for consumption, cocks, young hens, cockerels and chicks for the production of eggs, broiler chickens and turkeys as well as rabbits 280 CHF

5.5 contribution to output regular outdoor (SRPA) 5.5.1 the amount of contributions SRPA is, per LSU per year, to: a. cattle and water buffalo, ages more of 160 days, equidae, sheep and goats in addition to one year, lambs from pasture and rabbits 190 fr. pets

(b) cattle and water buffalo up to 160 days old 370 fr.

c. breeding sows not lactating 370 fr.

d. other pigs, with the exception of the piglets breastfed 165 fr.

e. hens for the production of hatching eggs and egg consumption, cocks, young hens, cockerels and chicks for the production of eggs, broilers and turkeys 290 fr.

6 contributions to the efficient use of resources 6.1 Contribution for techniques of spreading decreasing emissions 6.1.1 the contribution amounts to 30 francs per hectare and spreading.

6.2 contribution to farming techniques preserving the soil 6.2.1 the contributions amount per hectare and per year as follows: a. for sowing 250 b.FCs. for sowing in strips 200 fr.c. for seeding under litter 150 fr.

6.2.2 additional contribution for non-use of herbicides, amounts to 400 francs per hectare and per year.

6.3 contribution for the use of techniques of precise application of pesticides 6.3.1 contributions for sous-foliaire spraying are the following: 75% of the acquisition costs by ramp, but at most 170 francs per unit of pulverisation.6.3.2 contributions for the devices of spray reducing drift in perennial crops are the following: a. 25% of the acquisition costs for each turbodiffuseur or spray jets projected with adjustable horizontal air flow but a maximum 6000 francs; (b) 25% of the acquisition costs for each turbodiffuseur or spray jets projected with horizontal airflow adjustable and detector of vegetation and for each spray tunnel with recycling of the air and the liquid, but a maximum of 10 000 francs.

6.3.3 the Bill set the unit serves as the application for the payment of the contribution.

Update according to ch. II al. 1 o of 29 October. 2014 (RO 2014 3909) and section II of the O of 20 may 2015 (RO 2015 1743) and from 28 oct. 2015, in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 4497 RO).
Not yet in force. See art. 118, al. 3, above.

Status January 1, 2016 Schedule 8 (art. 105, para. 1) Reduction of direct payments 1 General 1.1 if deficiencies are found, the contributions for a given year are reduced through deductions of standard amounts, per unit amounts, a percentage of the concerned contribution or a percentage of the total of direct payments. The reduction of contributions may be higher than the right to contributions; in this case, the amount is deducted from other contributions. Reductions may however not exceed all of the payments for an annee.1.2 there again when the same breach or a similar failure on the same control point has already been noted during a check carried out with the same operator for the same year of contributions or the three years of contributions precedentes.1.3 in the case of incomplete documents missing, unusable, or invalid, the cantons and the supervisory bodies may set deadlines for providing these documents. This does not: a. newspapers of the outputs in the field of the protection and the welfare of the animals; b. books schedules much of the prairies, fields books / sheets of cultures; c. records for contributions to the efficient use of resources; (d) the data on the methods of application of plant protection products; e. inventory purchases of pesticides and fertilizers.

1.4 if it is impossible to control because of incomplete, missing, unusable or disabled on a control point documents, should be applied, in addition to discounts for the documents concerned, reductions for the control points which could not be assessed due to the lack of informations.1.5 the canton or the control body may charge to the operator additional costs caused by the subsequent documents dispatch and related points 2.1.3 and 2.1.4.1.6 in situations Special justified, and if the sum of all the cuts is more than 20% of all direct payments of the year concerned, the canton may increase or decrease 25% reductions up. It notifies these decisions to the OFAG.1.7 if violations occur intentionally or repeatedly, the cantons may refuse the payment of contributions for up to five years.

2 reduction of contributions granted to farms year-round 2.1 General requirements for the granting of contributions and data structures 2.1.1 reductions consist of deductions of standard amounts, per unit amounts, a percentage of relevant contributions or a percentage of all direct payments. If data referred to in points 2.1.5 to 2.1.8 are corrected, the payment of contributions takes place according to correctes.2.1.2 to the programs of direct payments breach concerning the Reduction control or measure a. registration deadline, control can be done properly (art. 97) first finding first and second recurrence from third recidivism 200 fr. 400 fr. 100% concerned contributions b. registration deadline. The control may not be performed correctly (art. 97) 100% concerned contributions c. incomplete or deficient registration (art. 97) time to complete or correct 2.1.3 application breach concerning the Reduction control or measure a. filing out of time, the control can be done properly (art. 98 to 100) first finding first and second again from the third recurrence 200 fr. 400 fr. 100% concerned contributions b. filing out of time. The control may not be performed correctly (art. 98 to 100) 100% concerned contributions c. incomplete or deficient request (art. 98 to 100) time to complete or correct 2.1.4 control in operation breach concerning the control Reduction a. obstacles to controls; lack of collaboration or threats leading to additional charges (art. 105) lack of collaboration or threats in the field of people and the protection of animals other areas 10% of all direct payments, at least 2000 francs, a maximum of 10 000 Br 10% contributions concerned; at least 200 francs, Max 2000 fr.

b. refusal to control (art. 105) refusal in the field of people and the protection of other animals areas 100% of all direct payments 120% concerned contributions 2.1.5 specific data, crops, harvests and highlighted failure on the control point Reduction a. Cultures is not the subject of contributions extenso (articles 98, 100 and 105) incorrect culture or diversity statement


Data correction and further reduction of 500 CHF

b. crops subject to contributions in extenso (harvest obligations) (articles 98, 100 and 105) crops and varieties that are present on the surface do not correspond to the declaration culture has not been harvested in maturity or it was no normal use (agricultural, technical or industrial use of harvest) harvesting data Correction and further reduction of 500 CHF 120% of the contributions concerned 2.1.6 data on surfaces and trees breach on the point of measurement a. incorrect statement of the dimensions of the surfaces (articles 98, 100 and 105) too low Indications or control Reduction too high data Correction data Correction and additional reduction corresponding to the difference between contributions (data reported under the correct data).

b. incorrect statement of surfaces in sloping (articles 98, 100 and 105) land use data are not correct the surface or surface is not classified in the right category of gradient for all breaches: correction of data, recalculation of the contribution for surfaces in steep and further reduction of 1000 CHF

c. incorrect Declaration of the surfaces according to the area (art. 98, 100 and 105) data for the area are not correct the surface or surface is not classified in the correct area for all breaches: data correction and further reduction of 200 CHF/ha of affected area d. incorrect statement of isolated trees and trees fruit high (art. 98 100 and 105) too low Indication Indication too high Correction data Correction and further reduction of 50 fr. by concerned tree e. incorrect Declaration of the category, the level of quality or the networking of isolated trees and trees fruit high (articles 98, 100 and 105) false Indication for all breaches: data correction and further reduction of 50 fr. by concerned tree 2.1.7 Exploitation by the company breach on the control point Reduction or measure. The surface is not operated by the company. The company manages by the surface on his behalf and at his own risk (art. 98, 100 and 105; art. 16 OTerm [RS 910.91]) operation has provided the surface of another operator (for free or for a fee) data Correction and further reduction of 500 CHF/ha of affected area b. The surfaces are not used in the rules (art. 98, 100 and 105; art. 16 OTerm) surface is not exploited, heavily invaded by weeds or Exclusion of the surface of the SAU, no contributions for these surfaces c fallow. The maintained chestnut trees are not used according to the rules (art. 105; art. 22 OTerm) size insufficient insufficient Elimination of bugs of chestnuts, inadequate harvest of foliage (2T measures taken with 2-3 points, visible erosion > 2T measures taken with 0-1 point, visible erosion > 2T no measures taken and < 0 points, visible erosion > 2 t warning, control additional warning, additional control and CHF 400/ha × affected area in ha) at least 200 fr. warning, additional control and 800 CHF/ha × affected area in ha, at least 400 fr. warning, additional control and 1200 CHF/ha × surface concerned in ha, at min. 600 fr.

g. requirements not met regarding cookies (Appendix 1, ch. 6.2) 5 points by culture h. use of plant protection products between November 1 and February 15 (annex 1, ch. 6.2) use of plant protection products, unauthorized and improper use. (annex 1, ch. 6.2)
Incorrect use of herbicides (annex 1, ch. 6.2) fight without taking into account or without exceeding the threshold of tolerance. (annex 1, ch. 6.2)

Requirements not met on the use of insecticides, spray or pellets (annex 1, ch. 6.2) for each breach: fr. 600/ha × affected area in ha 2.2.7 Arboriculture breach on the control point Reduction a. failure to comply with the special requirements of the GTPI in manure (annex 1, ch. 8) b. use without authorisation of plant protection products other than those included in the list of the GTPI (Appendix 1 (, ch. 8) c. unjustified treatment (Appendix 1, ch. 8) d. incorrect use of herbicides (Appendix 1, section 8) for each breach: fr. 600/ha × affected area in ha 2.2.8 fruit-growing small breach on the control point Reduction a. strawberries: failure to comply with the regulation on the crop rotation (annex 1, ch. 8) b. failure to comply with the special requirements of the GTPI in manure (Appendix 1 (, ch. 8) c. strawberries: failure to comply with the requirements for recycling of nutrients (annex 1, ch. 8) d. use without authorisation of plant protection products other than those included in the list of the GTPI. (annex 1, ch. 8) e. unjustified treatment (Appendix 1, ch. 8) f. incorrect use of herbicides (annex 1, ch. 8) g. failure to comply with the special requirements of the GTPI protection of plants (Appendix 1, section 8) for each breach: fr. 600/ha × surface concerned the two ranks in ha 2.2.9 Viticulture breach concerning the Reduction a. no grass control except in situations not concerned (annex 1, ch. 8) b. branches burnt in the open air, without exception of the canton (annex 1, ch. 8) c. use without authorisation of plant protection products other than those included on the special list (index of the plant protection product to ACW) (annex 1, ch. 8) d. unjustified treatment (Appendix 1, ch. 8) e. incorrect use of herbicides (Appendix 1 (, ch. 8) f. failure to comply with the special requirements of Vitisuisse protection of plants (Appendix 1, section 8) for each breach: fr. 600/ha × surface concerned in ha 2.3 2.3.1 animal welfare reductions consist of deductions of lump sums; points are also distributed and converted amounts by means of the calculation following: sum of the points multiplied by 100 francs per point, but at least 200 francs, and in case of recidivism, 400 francs.
If the sum of the points is equal to or greater than 110, no direct payment is paid in the year of contributions.
The points awarded in the event of breach are doubled for the first case of recidivism and quadruple from the second case of recidivism.

Breach on the control point Reduction a. non-compliance of the buildings and the qualitative aspects with the requirements for protection of animals, with the exception of the outputs of bovine and caprine cattle held the researcher. When several deficiencies, independent of each other, are picked up by animal, the points are added up at least 1 point by concerned BMU, maximum 50 points. There is no maximum number of points in the event of recidivism. For the categories of animals without factor BMU, the canton fixed points per animal, but a maximum of one point per animal in the forms of husbandry knowing several rotations per year, weighted BMU concerned on the basis of rotation in accordance with the OTerm in particularly serious cases, such as a negligence in the custody of the animals, the canton may increase the maximum number of points in an appropriate manner.

b. box stall, suroccupée 10 points by LSU too, maximum 50 points. There is no maximum number of points in case of recurrence c. Journal output incomplete, missing, wrong or unusable for cattle and goats held tethered 200 CHF by species when the journal outputs missing or that them outings took place according to the newspaper, but that they can not be proven credible a reduction of 4 points by LSU concerned is applied in place and place reductions by 2.3.1 let clause. d to f.
When, according to the newspaper, outputs have not taken place, but they can be proven in a credible manner, no reduction by clause 2.3.1 let. f. d is applied.

d. cattle and goats tied: interval greater than 2 weeks between exits 1 point per week e. cattle 15-29 days of output during the period of affourage - lying winter 0-14 days of release during the period of affourage - lying winter 1 point per concerned BMU 2 points by LSU concerned 30-59 days of release in summer 0-29 days of release in the summer 2 points by concerned BMU 4 points by LSU concerned f. goats 25-49 days during the period of affourage - lying winter 0-24 days during the period of affourage - lying winter 1 point per concerned BMU 2 points by LSU concerned 60-119 days of release in summer 0-59 days of release in the summer 2 points per question BMU 4 points by LSU concerned 2.4 Contributions to biodiversity: contributions to quality


2.4.1 reductions consist of deductions from amounts or a percentage of contributions to the quality of the level of quality I (CQ I) and II (CQ II). The CQ I and II CQ are reduced according to the type of surface of biodiversity (article 55) for surface or concernes.2.4.2 trees if several deficiencies are recognized at the same time for a surface type of biodiversity at the same level of quality, the reductions are not cumulative. Only the breach giving rise to the highest reduction is taken into account. This does not apply to 2.4.19 to 2.4.24.2.4.3 points if quality II (QII) requirements are not met for the biodiversity of the level II quality surfaces referred to in points 2.4.6 to 2.4.11, 2.4.17 and 2.4.20, CQ II are fully reduced during the year of contributions and the CQ I are reduced according to the breach in the level of quality I.2.4.4 in the event of recidivism the surfaces of biodiversity are more recorded in the appropriate share of biodiversity surfaces referred to in section 2.2.4.2.4.5 in the case of loss of land rent, contributions may not be reduced or eliminated because of failure to comply with the period of engagement.2.4.6 Prairie extensive breach on the control point Reduction a. Q I : conditions and expenses not met; date of missed mowing, pasture in unfavourable terrain during the authorized period or pasture outside the period authorized; No annual mowing (arts. 57 and 58, annex 4, ch. 1.1) 200% × CQ I b. Q I: surfaces are fertilized or treated with plant protection products (art. 58, annex 4, point 1.1) 300% × CQ I c. Q II: insufficient number of indicator plants for Q II (art. 59, annex 4, ch. 1.2); payment of the CQ II only for areas with enough plants indicator d. Q II: use of mowers-packaging (art. 59, al. 5) 200% × CQ II 2.4.7 Prairie little intensive breach on the control point Reduction a. Q I: conditions and expenses not met; date of missed mowing, pasture in unfavourable terrain during the authorized period or pasture outside the period authorized; No annual mowing (art. 58, annex 4, ch. 2.1) 200% × CQ I b. Q I: surfaces have not been fertilized by fertilizer from farm or compost or have been by more than 30 kg of assimilable nitrogen, or plant protection products have been used (art. 58, annex 4, ch. 2.1) 300% × CQ I c. Q II: insufficient number of indicator plants for Q II (art. 59 (, annex 4, ch. 2.2); payment of the CQ II only for areas with enough plants indicator d. Q II: use of mowers-packaging (art. 59, al. 5) 200% × CQ II 2.4.8 pastures extensive breach on the control point Reduction a. Q I: conditions and charges not respected: no annual grazing or feeding of extra in the pasture (arts. 57 and 58, annex 4 (, ch. 3.1) 200% × CQ I b. Q I: additional fertilizers or pesticides were used (art. 58, annex 4, ch. 3.1) 300% × CQ I c. Q II: insufficient number of indicator plants or too few or no structures favouring biodiversity (art. 59, annex 4, ch. 3.2); payment of CQ II only for surfaces of sufficient indicator plants or structures d. Q II: use of mowers-packaging (art. 59, para. 5) 200% × CQ II 2.4.9 pasture woodlands breach on the control point Reduction a. Q I: conditions and expenses not met: no annual grazing or feeding of extra in the pasture (arts. 57 and 58 (, annex 4, ch. 4.1) 200% × CQ I b. Q I: surfaces have been fertilized without permission or treated with plant protection products (art. 58, annex 4, ch. 4.1) 300% × CQ I c. Q II: insufficient number of indicator plants or too few or no structures favouring biodiversity (art. 59, annex 4, point 4.2). payment of CQ II only for surfaces of sufficient indicator plants or structures d. Q II: use of mowers-packaging (art. 59, para. 5) 200% × CQ II 2.4.10 Surfaces litter breach concerning the Reduction a. Q I: control conditions and expenses not met; mowing before September 1 or more 3-year interval between the rich (arts. 57 and 58, annex 4, ch. 5.1) 200% × CQ I b. Q I: surfaces are fertilized or treated with plant protection products (art. 58, annex 4, ch. 5.1) 300% × CQ I c. Q II: insufficient number of indicator plants for Q II (art. 59 (, annex 4, ch. 5.2). payment of the CQ II only for areas with enough plants indicator d. Q II: use of mowers-packaging (art. 59, para. 5) 200% × CQ II 2.4.11 hedges, fields groves and wooded banks breach on the control point Reduction a. Q I: conditions and expenses not met; No maintenance of the wood: at least once in 8 years to ⅓ of the surface; No mowing the grassy strip at least once every 3 years; mow before the prescribed mowing date; grazing in the meadows of mowing in unfavourable terrain during the authorized period and grazing in the meadows of hay out of the authorized period; grazing in the pasture before the prescribed mowing (arts. 57 and 58, annex 4, ch. 6.1) 200% × CQ I b. Q I: surfaces have been fertilized or treated with plant protection products (art. 58, annex 4, point 6.1) 300% × CQ I c. Q II: presence of trees and non-native bushes. less than 5 trees or native bushes by 10 meter running; less than 20% of thorn in the shrubby stratum or less than a typical tree of the landscape by 30 meter current; width strip of grass, of less than 2 m (art. 59, annex 4, ch. 6.2); payment of the CQ II only for hedges requirements d. Q II: more than 2 mowed annually from the grassy Strip. The second half of the strip of grass is mown less than 6 weeks after the first part or after Sept. 1 (art. 59, annex 4, ch. 6.2); use of mowers-packaging for the mowing of the grass strip (art. 59, para. 5) 200% × CQ II 2.4.12 riparian meadows of a river breach on the control point Reduction a. Q I: conditions and expenses not met; No annual mowing, pasture in unfavourable land authorized or out of the permitted period period; maximum width of 12 m exceeded (art. 57 and 58, annex 4, ch. 7.1) 200% × CQ I b. Q I: surfaces have been fertilized or treated with plant protection products (art. 58, annex 4, point 7.1) 300% × CQ I 2.4.13 Fallows floral breach on the control point Reduction a. Q I: conditions and expenses not met; No maintenance in the rules; floral fallow is not maintained at least until February 15 of the year following the year of contributions (art. 57 and 58, annex 4, ch. 8.1) 200% × CQ I b. Q I: surfaces have been fertilized or treated with plant protection products (art. 58, annex 4, ch. 8.1) 300% × CQ I 2.4.14 Fallows rotating breach on the control point Reduction a. Q I : conditions and expenses not met; No maintenance in the rules (arts. 57 and 58, annex 4, ch. 9.1) 200% × CQ I b. Q I: surfaces have been fertilized or treated with plant protection products (art. 58, annex 4, ch. 9.1) 300% × CQ I 2.4.15 strips extensive crop failure on the control point Reduction a. Q I: conditions and charges not respected, large scale mechanical surface treatment against weeds (arts. 57 and 58 (, annex 4, ch. 10.1) 200% × CQ I b. Q I: surfaces have been fertilized with nitrogen or treated with plant protection products (art. 58, annex 4, ch. 10.1) 300% × CQ I 2.4.16 hem on assolees land breach on the control point Reduction a. Q I: conditions and expenses not met; no alternate annual mowing, cuts of cleaning after the first year (arts. 57 and 58, annex 4, ch. 11.1) 200% × CQ I b. Q I: surfaces have been fertilized or treated with plant protection products (art. 58, annex 4, ch. 11.1) 300% × CQ I 2.4.17 trees fruit high failure on the control point Reduction a. Q I : conditions and expenses not met; phytosanitary measures; herbicide use around the trunk of the trees over 5 years (arts. 57 and 58, annex 4, ch. 12.1) 200% × CQ I b. Q II: little or no structures promoting bio - diversity according to the instructions, less than 10 trees on at least 20 ares, less than 30 trees/ha and distance of 30 m between trees no size according to the rules of the art, the number of trees is not constant, less than a third of the tree crowns are longer than 3 m, correlated surfaces, locally combined, are far more than 50 m, less than a nesting site for 10 trees (art. 59, annex 4, point 12.2) no; payment of the CQ II only for fruit trees high meets the requirements 2.4.18 isolated native trees adapted to the site and alleys trees breach concerning the control Reduction a. terms and charges not respected (art. 58, annex 4, ch. 13.1) 200 fr.


b. manure under the trees within a radius of less than 3 m (annex 4, c. 13.1) 200 fr.

2.4.19 vineyards with a natural biodiversity breach on the control point Reduction a. terms and charges not met; tillage between rows, tillage in depth between the ranks and in more than one row, not alternating mowing, every 2 rows, in a time span of 6 weeks; dandelions and fat Prairie grasses rate higher than 66%; invasive neophytes rate higher than 5%; use of girobroyeurs rocks (arts. 57 and 58, annex 4, ch. 14.1) every breach: 500 CHF

b. Q I: manure elsewhere than at the foot of the vines, use of PPh, apart from the herbicides under the vines. use of non-organic pesticides or non-class N against insects, mites and fungi; No alternating mowing, every 2 rows, in a time span of 6 weeks; dandelions and fat Prairie grasses rate higher than 66%; invasive neophytes rate higher than 5%; (art. 58, annex 4, ch. 14.1)

Each failure: 1000 CHF

c. Q II: insufficient number of indicator plants or too few or no structures favouring biodiversity (art. 59, annex 4, ch. 14.2); payment of the CQ II only for surfaces of sufficient indicator plants or structures 2.4.20 Surfaces of biodiversity that are specific to the failure region concerning the Reduction expenses control according to specific requirements not met (art. 58, annex 4, ch. 16.1) 200 fr.

2.4.21 bands flowered for pollinators and other useful organizations breach on the control point Reduction a. Q I: conditions and expenses not met (arts. 57 and 58, annex 4, ch. 17.1) 200% × CQ I b. Q I: surfaces have been fertilized or treated with plant protection products (art. 58, annex 4, ch. 17.1) 300% × CQ I 2.4.22 wet ditches , ponds, ponds breach on the control point Reduction Conditions and charges not respected: border wide buffer less 6 m; fertilizers or pesticides have been used; is not part of the surface of exploitation; (annex 1, ch. 3.1 and 3.2.1)

Each breach: 200 fr.

2.4.23 ruderal surfaces, lot of spalling and rock outcrops breach on the control point Reduction Conditions and expenses not met; border wide buffer of less than 3 m, no maintenance every 2-3 years, maintenance during the vegetation period; the fertilizer or pesticides were used (Appendix 1, points 3.1 and 3.2.2) every breach: 200 fr.

2.4.24 stone walls dry breach on the control point Reduction Conditions and expenses not met; border wide buffer of less than 50 cm. the fertilizer or pesticides were used (annex 1, ch. 3.1 and 3.2.3) every breach: 200 fr.

2.4 has Contributions to biodiversity: contribution to the networking 2.4a.1 reductions in contributions must be set by the canton regional networking project. They must at least match the reductions referred to in points 2.4a.2 and 2.4a.3.2.4a.2 If the conditions and costs of the regional project of network approved by the canton are not fully respected, and it is a first offence, whether to minimize the contributions of the current year and to demand the return of the contributions of the previous year. The discount applies to surfaces and to the elements affected by the inobservation.2.4a.3 recidivism results in not only the loss of eligibility for contributions for the current year, but the return of all contributions for the current project. The discount applies to surfaces and to the elements affected by the inobservation.2.4a.4 in the event of loss of land rent, contributions may not be reduced or eliminated for reason of non-compliance of the commitment period.

2.5 contributions to the quality of the landscape 2.5.1 reductions in contributions must be set by the canton as part of contractual agreements for the project: they must correspond at least to the reductions referred to in point 2.5.2 and 2.5.3.2.5.2 the first failure to comply with the conditions and loads results at least the reduction of the contributions of the current year and the return of those received in the previous year. The discount applies to surfaces and to the elements affected by the inobservation.2.5.3 recidivism results in not only the loss of eligibility for contributions for the current year, but the return of all contributions for the current project. The discount applies to surfaces and to the elements affected by the inobservation.2.5.4 in the event of loss of land rent, contributions may not be reduced or eliminated for reason of non-compliance of the commitment period.

2.6 contribution for extensive cultivation of grain, sunflower, pea protein, fababeans and rapeseed 2.6.1 reductions as a percentage of contributions to the extensive production of cereals, sunflowers, protein crops peas, fababeans and rapeseed, and are applicable to the entire area affected by the culture in question. If several deficiencies to conditions and charges are recognized simultaneously in the same culture, the cuts don't add up.
In the first case of recidivism, the reduction is doubled. From the second case of recurrence, it is multiplied by four.

Breach on the control point Reduction has. The recipient of the contribution has used growth regulators, fungicides, chemical stimulators of synthesis of natural defenses or insecticides (art. 69, al.) 1 b. Declared culture requirements have not been met in all of exploitation (art. 69, para. 2) c. The cultured feed wheat is not on the list of varieties recommended by granum and Agroscope swiss (art. 69, para. 3) 120% contributions 2.7 Production of milk and meat based on grassland 2.7.1 reductions represent either a fixed amount or a percentage of the contributions for the production of milk and meat based on the grassland for the entire surface pasturing of exploitation. If several deficiencies to conditions and charges are recognized simultaneously, the cuts don't add up.
In the first case of recidivism, the reduction is doubled. From the second case of recurrence, it is multiplied by four.

Breach on the control point Reduction has. The feed balance sheet provided in support of the request for contributions is not recognized by the FOAG and is not valid (annex 5, ch. 3.1) b. Animal figures do not match those reported in Switzerland-balance or feed stock (arts. 70 and 71, annex 5, ch. 2-4) c. Data on permanent grassland, Prairie artificial surfaces and other grassland surfaces do not match the values reported in Switzerland-balance or feed stock (arts. 70 and 71, annex 5, ch. 2-4) d. Yields reported or calculated per unit area (including the prairies and intercropping) in feed stock in support of the request for contributions are neither audited nor plausible, and the gaps are not justified (annex 5, ch. 3.3) 200 fr.
If the failure is still present after the expiration of the additional period, 120% of contributions are reduced e. Food not mentioned on the list of base forage were brought to on behalf of the forage base (annex 5, c. 1) f. Guidance on the use of complementary foods are not plausible (annex 5) g. The due amount from basic ration of intercropping has been exceeded (art 71, para. 2) h. Declarations of contributions and assignments of fodder does not rely on delivery reports (annex 5, ch. 5) .i. Annual ration of all livestock consuming coarse fodder held in exploitation represents less than 90% of the forage base MS (art. 71, para. 1, annex 5, c. 1) j. The minimum share of fodder from peerages and pastures is not respected (art. 71, al. 1, annex 5, c. 1) 120% 2.8 Contributions for organic agriculture 2.8.1 contributions contributions for organic reductions are operated follows: a. in the form of penalty points for violations mentioned in the 2.8.5 2.8.2 ch; (b) in the form of fixed amounts for the mentioned shortcomings in the 2.8.6 to 2.8.10 ch;

Penalty points for the shortcomings mentioned in the 2.8.2 to 2.8.5 ch are converted into discounts according to the following formula: sum of penalty points minus 10 points divided by 100, and then multiplied by the total of contributions for organic farming.
If none of the shortcomings mentioned in the 2.8.2 to 2.8.5 ch are recognized for the control points, the calculation of the reduction of contributions to farming (ch. 2.8.6 to 2.8.10) will include a margin of tolerance calculated so: sum of contributions in the form of amounts fixed less 200 francs.

Breaches in farming (ch. 2.8.6 to 2.8.10) result in penalty points added to the fixed amounts of reductions.
If by adding the points of penalty inflicted in organic farming (ch. 2.8.2 to 2.8.10) and PER according to point 2.2 so that 25% of those inflicted in the SRPA (ch. 2.9.10 to 2.9.14), you get 110 points or more, no contribution is paid for organic farming.
In all cases, however, the reductions cannot be applied only within the limit of the amount of contributions for organic farming.
In the first case of recidivism, the penalty points and reductions in the form of fixed amounts are doubled. From the second case of recidivism, they are multiplied by four. The provisions of points let 2.8.3. g and 2.8.10 apply as an exception to this rule.
2.8.2 General failure on the control point Reduction has. Exploitation is not operated as a whole according to the rules of organic production (art. 6 of the Ordinance of 22 September 1997 on organic farming [RS 910.18; Bio O]) 110 points b. Exchange of plots with no organic farms (art. 6 O Bio) Surface in % of the UAA (= points) × 1.5, at least 5 points c. unrecognized production unit (art. 5, para. 2, O Bio) 110 points d. no authorization for progressive conversion; the charges of the conversion plan are not met (calendar, parallel production); (art. 9 O Bio) 30 e points. Subject activity (e) to the control procedure is not separated from other activities by a flow of goods independent and delimited in space / separate accounts (art. 5, para. 2, annex 1, point 8.6, O Bio) 30 points f. new surfaces of conversion not announced (annex 1, point 1.1.6 O Bio) Surface involved in the SAU (= points) × 1.5%, at least 5 points 2.8.3 Production plant failure on the control point Reduction has. The manure provider does not provide PER (art. 12, al. 6, O Bio) contribution ≥2 units of big livestock-manure UGBF input < 2 UGBF 30 points 10 points (b) failure to comply with the maximum amount of nutrients applied (2.5 fertilisable surface UGBF/ha) (art. 12, al. 4, O Bio) 20 points per 0.1 UGBF exceeded up to 3 UGBF 110 points If the excess is greater than 3 UGBF c. unauthorized N fertilizer use; application by a person belonging to the operation or on its mandate (art. 12, para. 2 O Bio) 110 points d. fertilizer use unauthorized; application by a person belonging to exploitation or on (other than fertilizer N) mandate (art. 12, al. 2, O Bio) 30 points e. storage of fertilizers not approved, non-proven use (annex 1, ch. 8.6.2, O Bio) 30 points f. fertilizer used not in accordance with the use permitted (art. 12, al. 2, O Bio and annex 2 of the order of the Davis of 22 September 1997 on organic farming [RS 910.181; O]) Bio EAER]) 5 g points. Brought digestate is not compliant to the order (art. 12, para. 2, O Bio and annex 2, O Bio EAER) 5 points h. amendment or use compost not allowed (art. 12, para. 2, and 5, O Bio) 15 points i. storage of amendment or compost not allowed (annex 1, ch. 8.6.2, O Bio) unauthorized 15 points j. use of plant protection products under annex 1 of the O Bio EAER; application by a person belonging to exploitation or under a warrant which it granted (art. 11, al. 2, O Bio) 10 points a are, at least 60 points k. non correct use of PPh authorized under annex 1, O Bio EAER (art. 11, al. 2, O Bio) missing Indication, too high concentration delays have not been respected the maximum amount of Cu has been exceeded 5 points 30 points 30 points l. Unauthorized plant protection products are stored (art. 11, al. 2, O Bio and annex 1, ch. 8.6.2, O Bio EAER) 30 points Mr. of herbicides, growth regulators or killing products have been applied by a person belonging to the exploitation (art. 11, al. 4, O Bio) 110 points n. Indications on the methods of application of plant protection products or inventory of purchases of plant protection products, missing or incomplete (Appendix 1 (, ch. 2.2, O Bio) 100 CHF per document 2.8.4 seeds and plants breach on the control point Reduction a. Journal of seeds and plants incomplete, missing, wrong, or not in use (annex 1, point 2.2, O Bio) 50 CHF per document reduction is applied if the breach remains after the extension granted or if the document has not been provided b. use non-organic seeds not disinfected, of vegetative to the level of availability 2 (organic Regulation) propagating material without authorization exception or expression of OrganicXseeds for the groups of varieties for which there is more supply bio (art. 13 O Bio) 10 points use of seeds or plants of potatoes biological and treaties (art. 13 O Bio) 30-point storage of seeds or plants of potatoes biological and treaties (art. 13 O Bio) 15 points use of non-organic plants for the professional culture (art. 13 O Bio) 30 points (15 points for small quantities up to 100 plants/kg of onion transplants) use of GMO seeds or transgenic plants (art. 13 O Bio) 110 points 2.8.5 special crops, mushrooms, wild collection breach concerning the Reduction a. Control plants grown in hydroponics (art. 10, para. 2). (, O Bio) 15 points b. spray the ground outside the crops under shelter and the production of plant (art. 11, al. 1, let. d, O Bio) 5 points/are at least 30 points c. mushrooms: no correct composition of the substrate and not traceable flow of goods, use of components of the substrate not allowed (art. 12, al. 2, O Bio and annex 2 No. 2 O Bio EAER) 10 points d. collection of wild plants : requirements not respected (art. 14 O Bio) 10 points 2.8.6 custody of the animals/livestock: General failure on the control point Reduction a. registry of the number of animals, treatment log, incomplete, not available, incorrect or unusable (art. 16, para. 4, annex 1, point 3.3, let. e, O Bio) 50 CHF per document concerning the register of the number of animals, the reduction is applied if the breach remains after the extra time allowed, or if the document does not was provided after the fact (b) unauthorized zootechnical measures (art. 16th O Bio) concerned BMU × 100 francs, at least 200 francs and 1 point/pet, at least 15 points, maximum 60 points c. drugs administered prophylactic injection of iron (art. 16, para. 3, let. c and d, O Bio) concerned BMU × 100 francs, and 10 points d. treatment of ectoparasites without indication (art. 16 d al. 3, let. c, O Bio) concerned BMU × 100 francs, at least 200 francs and 10 points e. double waiting times not respected (art. 16, para. 8, O Bio) concerned BMU × 100 francs, at least 200 fr. and 10 points (f) failure to comply with the periods of conversion after the administration of a drug (art. 16, para. 9, O Bio) concerned BMU × 100 francs, at least 200 fr. and 15 points g. use of AIDS not allowed (art. 15 al. 2, O Bio and schedule 8, O Bio EAER) 100 francs and 10 points h. timeouts after the purchase of animals not respected (art. 16, para. 2, O Bio) concerned BMU × 100 francs, at least 200 fr. and 15 points. i appeal to the embryo transfer (art. 16, para. 3, O Bio) 110 points j. purchase of animals from embryo transfer (art. 16 al. 4, O Bio) concerned BMU × 200 francs, at least 400 fr. and 30 points k. hormonal heat sync (art. 16, para. 3, let. c, O Bio) concerned BMU × 200 francs, the less 400 fr. and 30 points l. origin of animals not meets O Bio (art. 16f, O Bio) no contracts for non-organic livestock concerned BMU × 100 fr. at least 200 fr. and 10 points by LSU, at least 10 points, maximum 30 points 200 fr. and 0 points, 10 points in case of recurrence Mr. used animal feed do not meet the requirements of the Bio O (art. 16, para. 1, O Bio and articles 4A and 4B, annex 7, O Bio EAER) LSU in the category (ruminants/non-ruminants) × 100 fr. at least 200 fr. and 15 points (mineral substances: 10 points) let 5000 fr. Max. m o n. Feed stored (no minerals) do not meet the requirements of the Bio O (art. 16, para. 1, O Bio and articles 4A and 4B, annex 7, O Bio EAER) LSU in the category (ruminants/non-ruminants) × 50 francs, to the less 100 francs and 10 points to let 5000 fr. Max. m o o. maximum share of foods not coming from outdated bio culture (art. 16A, paras. 4 and 6, O Bio) overflow of

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