Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2006) Manure fertilizers, intensity - Int. Codex Alimentarius Guidelines 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]
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Manure application rates should be at levels that do not contribute to ground and/or surface water contamination. The competent authority may establish maximum application rates for manure or stocking densities. The timing of application and application methods should not increase the potential for run-off into ponds, rivers and streams.
Whereas the EU Regulation 2092/91 strictly limits the input of farmyard manure to a maximum level of 170kgN/ha, CODEX Alimentarius Guidelines does not set any limits for the level of nutrient input but leaves this up to the competent authorities.
As the Codex Guidelines are a guidance for national regulations it does not make sense to set a maximum limit which would be applicable everywhere in the world.
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Livestock manure - Annex I B7, see also Annex VII
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Fertilizing - Annex I A2
|Item type:||Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91|
|Subjects:||Crop production > Fertilisers|
Animal husbandry > Stocking rates (land)
|Country/Standard:||Codex Alimentarius Guideline|
|Principles:||Principle of care|
|Deposited By:||INVALID USER|
|Deposited On:||27 Aug 2006|
|Last Modified:||16 Apr 2010 13:00|
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