Organic Rules and Certification

Plant protection, carriers and wetting agents - SE KRAV Standards 2006

Mattsson, Eva (2006) Plant protection, carriers and wetting agents - SE KRAV Standards 2006. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

The KRAV standards requires that carriers and wetting agents used in plant protection products are examined and accepted by KRAV (4.4.4). There are simple criteria in the standard and also a reference to the IFOAM Basic Standards criteria for evaluation of these additives. (KRAV Standards Article 4.4.4. In appendix 4, 12 accepted carriers and wetting agents are listed.)

Difference

This is an additional requirement compared to the EU Regulation 2092/91. The EU Regulation does not have any specific requirements on carriers or wetting agents.

Justification

For the organic farmer it is important to have a knowledge about all substances used on the farmland. It is known that some of the carriers and wetting agents also have biological effects.

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 > Sweden > Krav
Principles:Principle of care
Ecological principle
Principle of health
ID Code:1064
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:27 Aug 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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