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EFA Nitrogen Fixing Crops Seed

Nitrogen Fixing Seed Mixtures and Legume Seed. See the Following requirements to count as an EFA

Nitrogen-fixing crops may be grown on their own in pure stands or may be mixed with other crops providing the nitrogen-fixing crops make up at least 51% of the plants in the ground.

  • The minimum area of nitrogen-fixing crops which can count as an EFA is 0.01 hectares.

  • Read the crop list to find out which nitrogen-fixing crops can count as an EFA.


To be eligible as EFA, nitrogen-fixing crops must be in the ground during the crop diversification period, from 1st of May to 30th of June. Farmers growing EFA nitrogen-fixing crops must not use plant protection products on their crop for the full crop cycle from planting to harvest. 

Includes ‘pasture legumes’ such as clover, lucerne, sainfoin and trefoil + other legumes such as beans, chickpeas, cowpeas, fenugreek, lentils, lupins, peas, soya and vetch.

All information is correct at the time of writing. Please check the latest details with your local advisor.

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