Organic Rules and Certification

Plant protection, microorganisms - DK Governmental Guidelines 2006

Jespersen, Lizzie Melby (2006) Plant protection, microorganisms - DK Governmental Guidelines 2006. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Only the named microorganism species, Bacillus thuringiensis, Beauveria bassiana, Coniothyrium minitans, Phlebiopsis gigantea, Pseudomonas chlororaphis, Streptomyces griseovirides, Trichoderma harzianum, Trichoderma ploysporium and Verticillium lecanii are approved for biological control according to the DK Governmental Guidelines on Organic Agricultural Production 2006, Annex 2: "Active substances which under certain circumstances may be used as plant protection agents on organic or in-conversion areas in Denmark".

Difference

Only certain named microorganism species are approved for biological control in organic plant production in Denmark whereas the species allowed for biological control are not specified in the EU Regulation 2092/91, Annex II B, Section II.

Justification

The microorganism species approved for biological control in organic plant production in Denmark are the ones which have been approved for use in conventional and organic plant production by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency under the Danish Ministry for Environment, which is the public authority responsible for evaluation and approval of all pesticides to be used in Denmark.

EU Regulation

Annex II. Permitted substances for the production of organic foods > Substances for plants and plant production - Annex 2 > Pesticides/Substances for plant pest and disease control - Annex II B

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Permitted inputs (positive lists)
Crop production > Crop protection
Country/Standard: Europe > Denmark > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of care
Ecological principle
Principle of health
ID Code:1046
Deposited By:Mrs. Lizzie Melby Jespersen
Deposited On:14 Nov 2006
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:19

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