Applying for ploughing

Farmers or winegrowers must apply for ploughing using, in relation to their permanent grasslands. This applies whether they wish to submit an application to:

  • renew: renewing the status of their permanent grasslands for another year; or
  • convert: permanently transform grasslands into arable land with compensation; or
  • reassign: permanently transform grasslands into arable land without compensation.

Who is concerned

Farmers and winegrowers who wish to renew, convert or reassign one or more plots of permanent grasslands.


Applicants must be registered as 'agricultural holding' in the database of the paying agency at the Ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development.

To do so, applicants must: 

Preliminary steps

As the procedure includes initialised personal data, it can only be accessed through a certified business eSpace.

How to set up a business eSpace on

Two scenarios are possible:

  • The person submitting the application is a new user on and does not yet have an eSpace:
    The eSpace is set up in 2 steps:
    1. Registration of a user.
    2. Setting up a business eSpace.

A tutorial in video or PDF format is available to guide you.

  • The person submitting the application is a user of and already has a private eSpace: they will have to set up a new business eSpace.

A tutorial in video or PDF format is available to guide you.

You can consult the help section on

The certification of the business eSpace requires the use of an activation code. This code links the initialised data of the declaration with the LuxTrust certificate used to connect.

Each declarant initially receives 2 codes (a personal code and an agent code) by post. Once entered, the code is valid for 6 years.

If they have not received a code, the operator in question is asked to contact the Rural Economy Department (Service d’économie rurale).

How to proceed

Submitting the application

The application for ploughing must be made through a virtual assistant (wizard) that can be accessed through It can be found in the section 'Forms / Online services'.

The person submitting the application must have a LuxTrust product (e.g. Token, Smartcard or Signing stick) or an electronic identity card (eID).

Note: applications can be submitted multiple times for the same holding throughout the year.

The applicant is required to submit certain information. To begin with, the applicant must specify the name of the holding and type of application.

Next, the applicant has the option to add new parcels (up to a maximum of 20) or remove parcels. They must also pinpoint the location of the parcel(s) on a map.

For each application, the applicant must specify the surface area of land which the parcels cover.

In order to do so, they have the option of:

  • selecting an entire parcel with its FLIK reference; or
  • drawing a specific area using the polygon drawing tool.

By default, the geolocation tool zooms in on the main address of the property holding. If the parcel in question is outside the area of the map that is displayed, the user can:

  • navigate around the map with their mouse; or
  • use the search field to look up the parcel (e.g., by entering the address, the parcel number, etc.).

Applicants can also display other 'layers' on the map, provided by the GeoPortal. Examples include:

  • permanent protected wetland zones – Layer ID 573, 1464;
  • provisional protected wetland zones – Layer ID 214;
  • potential biotopes (sensitive pastures) – Layer ID 740;
  • biotopes – Layer ID 1368, 1369, 1370;
  • natura 2000 habitat zones – Layer ID 540;
  • natura 2000 bird zones – Layer ID 533;
  • flood-prone zones – Layer ID 420;
  • nature reserves – Layer ID 804;
  • PP-status zones – Layer ID 1511;
  • waterways – Layer ID 749;
  • Land Registry parcel numbers – Layer ID 353.

Before the application is finalised, applicants will be shown a summary of all the information they have entered.

Technical information about the tool

There are a range of technical criteria that must be met in order to use the geolocation tool on

  • The tool does not work with Internet Explorer 11. Another browser must be used to be able to apply online.
  • No more than 20 applications (to renew, reassign and/or convert a parcel) per holding and per online procedure may be filed at one time. If more applications must be made for the same property holding, a new procedure in will have to be created.
  • To be able to select or draw a parcel, the user must first select the right function by clicking on the corresponding button in the top right-hand corner of the map.
  • For applications to renew, reassign and/or convert parcels, the parcels drawn must always be in the form of a polygon. The various segments of the polygon must not overlap.
  • The surface area of the parcel that is drawn is automatically calculated based on the size of the polygon. The parcel will be visited and measurements taken to determine the actual surface area.

Some declarations require supporting documents to be submitted at the same time. Such supporting documents can be attached, as PDFs, at the end of the application process.

In order to finalise the application, applicants must sign it electronically and submit it.

View the help pages on

Forms / Online services

Application for ploughing of permanent grassland

To complete your application, the information about you collected from this form needs to be processed by the public administration concerned.

That information is kept by the administration in question for as long as it is required to achieve the purpose of the processing operation(s).

Your data will be shared with other public administrations that are necessary for the processing of your application. For details on which departments will have access to the data on this form, please contact the public administration you are filing your application with.

Under the terms of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, you have the right to access, rectify or, where applicable, remove any information relating to you. You are also entitled to withdraw your consent at any time.

Additionally, unless the processing of your personal data is compulsory, you may, with legitimate reasons, oppose the processing of such data.

If you wish to exercise these rights and/or obtain a record of the information held about you, please contact the administration in question using the contact details provided on the form. You are also entitled to file a claim with the National Commission for Data Protection (Commission nationale pour la protection des données), headquartered at 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

By submitting your application, you agree that your personal data may be processed as part of the application process.

Demande de labour des prairies permanentes

Les informations qui vous concernent recueillies sur ce formulaire font l’objet d’un traitement par l’administration concernée afin de mener à bien votre demande.

Ces informations sont conservées pour la durée nécessaire par l’administration à la réalisation de la finalité du traitement

Les destinataires de vos données sont les administrations compétentes dans le cadre du traitement de votre demande. Veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée par votre demande pour connaître les destinataires des données figurant sur ce formulaire. Conformément au règlement (UE) 2016/679 relatif à la protection des personnes physiques à l'égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel et à la libre circulation de ces données, vous bénéficiez d’un droit d’accès, de rectification et le cas échéant d’effacement des informations vous concernant. Vous disposez également du droit de retirer votre consentement à tout moment.

En outre et excepté le cas où le traitement de vos données présente un caractère obligatoire, vous pouvez, pour des motifs légitimes, vous y opposer.

Si vous souhaitez exercer ces droits et/ou obtenir communication de vos informations, veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée suivant les coordonnées indiquées dans le formulaire. Vous avez également la possibilité d’introduire une réclamation auprès de la Commission nationale pour la protection des données ayant son siège à 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

En poursuivant votre démarche, vous acceptez que vos données personnelles soient traitées dans le cadre de votre demande.

Antrag zum Umbruch von Dauergrünland

Ihre in diesem Formular erfassten personenbezogenen Informationen werden von der zuständigen Verwaltungsbehörde verarbeitet, um Ihren Antrag erfolgreich abzuschließen.

Diese Informationen werden von der Behörde für den zur Verarbeitung erforderlichen Zeitraum gespeichert.

Die Empfänger Ihrer Daten sind die im Rahmen Ihres Antrags zuständigen Verwaltungsbehörden. Um die Empfänger der in diesem Formular erfassten Daten zu erfahren, wenden Sie sich bitte an die für Ihren Antrag zuständige Behörde.

Gemäß der Verordnung (EU) 2016/679 zum Schutz natürlicher Personen bei der Verarbeitung personenbezogener Daten und zum freien Datenverkehr haben Sie das Recht auf Zugang, Berichtigung und gegebenenfalls Löschung Ihrer personenbezogenen Informationen. Sie haben zudem das Recht, Ihre erteilte Einwilligung jederzeit zu widerrufen.

Weiterhin können Sie, außer in Fällen, in denen die Verarbeitung Ihrer Daten verpflichtend ist, Widerspruch einlegen, wenn dieser rechtmäßig begründet ist.

Wenn Sie diese Rechte ausüben und/oder Einsicht in Ihre Informationen nehmen möchten, können Sie sich unter den im Formular angegebenen Kontaktdaten an die zuständige Verwaltungsbehörde wenden. Sie haben außerdem die Möglichkeit, bei der Nationalen Kommission für den Datenschutz Beschwerde einzulegen (Commission nationale pour la protection des données, 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux).

Wenn Sie Ihren Vorgang fortsetzen, akzeptieren Sie damit, dass Ihre personenbezogenen Daten im Rahmen Ihres Antrags verarbeitet werden.

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