Organic Rules and Certification

Manure fertilizers, intensity - NL Skal Standard 2005

Vermunt, B (2005) Manure fertilizers, intensity - NL Skal Standard 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

At least 20% of the manure used in organic farming has to be from organic farming. SKAL has set a maximum norm of 135 kg N/ha/ year conventional farmyard manure and a total maximum of 170 kg N/ha/year, 35 kg N/ha/year has to be of organic farming origin.

Difference

With regard to the use of farmyard manure SKAL sets lower limits for manure from conventional origin, while the EU Regulation 2092/91 only mentions "Need recognized by the inspection body or inspection authority, Indication of animal species."

Justification

It is important to set a norm for the maximum amount of conventional farmyard manure, since organic farmers tend to use this a lot, because of the lower price. The Regulation has not defined it specifically, stating that there is not enough organic manure at the moment. There has to be a defined way to ensure that organic manure is used first.

EU Regulation

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 II. Permitted substances for the production of organic foods > General requirements
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:Permitted inputs (positive lists) > Use of manure and nutrients
Country/Standard: Europe > The Netherlands > Skal
Principles:Principle of fairness
Ecological principle
ID Code:102
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:26 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 08:44

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