My “Farming Practices” score starts out with points from the beginning. Why?

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Assessments are initially awarded 21% for not using conventional crop protection products, which can have a negative impact on biodiversity if not managed appropriately. The 21% are lost once product types (insecticides, fungicides etc) are specified in question 2.3, but can later be recovered for actions related to responsible use (2.4 – 2.8).