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Table 6

Ranking of three scenarios for expanding/introducing oilseed flax cultivation on a farm from the most (rank 1) to the least favourable (rank 3). One farmer did not rank scenarios.

Scenario Short description Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3

Economic Payment of gross margin compensation 37% 30% 33%
 by authorities
Conditions for payment:
 – at least four different crops on the farm
 – lower use of pesticides and nitrogen
 fertilisers on oilseed flax
Agronomic Better information about agronomic 43% 28% 28%
 advantages of oilseed flax (“rotation
 effects”, “breakcrop benefits”)
Highlighting solutions to overcome crop
 management difficulties (e.g. wide
 range of cultivars, new pesticides, new
 harvest equipment, relevant technical
Alternative Oilseed flax as a valuable alternative to 20% 41% 39%
 conventional crops if they become
 difficult to grow

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