Under the cross compliance rule, Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC 5), there is a requirement to have minimum land management that reflects site-specific conditions to limit erosion. It is important that you select the correct post-harvest options to ensure that land harvested by a combine harvester or mower is left in a state where erosion is unlikely. The new rules for soils are applicable to all Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) claimants and certain Pillar II claimants.  If you require further advice regarding soil management on your farm, please contact FAS on 0345 345 1302 or email advice@farmingadviceservice.org.uk