47 Permanent grassland

47 Permanent grassland1

The definition of permanent grassland includes both permanent grassland and permanent pasture and means land used to grow grasses or other herbaceous forage, either naturally (self-seeded) or through cultivation (sown), which has not been included in the crop rotation for five years or more. Permanent grassland may include other species such as shrubs or trees which can be grazed, provided that the grasses and other herbaceous forage remain predominant. At the discretion of member states, permanent grassland may also include land which can be grazed and which forms part of established local practices, where grasses and other