Straw Incorporation Measure

Pillar 2

General Overview:

The Straw Incorporation Measure (SIM) is a payment for chopping straw post-harvest and incorporating it into the soil.

Scheme Specific Details:

Qualification for the scheme requires farmers to submit their SIM application when submitting their annual BISS application for eligible land within the borders of Ireland.
Successful applicants must grow at least one of the following eligible crops:

    • Oats (spring or winter)
    • Wheat (spring or winter)
    • Rye
    • Barley (spring or winter)
    • Oilseed Rape (spring or winter)

The straw must be chopped, spread evenly and incorporated into the soil as soon as possible after harvest.
Payments of €250/ha are made for Oats, Wheat, Rye and Barley. A payment of €150/ha is made for Oilseed Rape. Under the rules of the scheme, payments are issued on a minimum of 5 hectares and a maximum of 40 hectares of land.


Total Allocated Budget for CSP 2023-2027: €50 million

Further information on the Straw Incorporation Measure can be found here…

Terms and Conditions can be found here…