Improving Water Quality
Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC)
GAEC 1 Establishment of buffer strips along watercourses.
GAEC 2 Where use of water irrigation is subject to authorisation, compliance with authorisation procedure - non applicable in Ireland.
GAEC 3 Protection of ground water against pollution.
GAEC 4 Minimum soil cover.
GAEC 5 Minimum land management reflecting site specific conditions to limit erosion.
GAEC 6 Maintenance of soil organic matter through appropriate practices.
GAEC 7 Retention of landscape features - minimum level of maintenance.