Organic Rules and Certification

Plant protection, copper - SE KRAV 2006

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

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Summary

Copper can be used for plant protection but only in the amounts which are allowed by the standards for heavy metals, 0,5 kg per ha per year (KRAV standards paragraph 4.4.2).

Difference

EU Regulation 2092/91 allows 6 kg of copper per ha per year from 2006 and the use will be further restricted in the coming years.

Justification

In Sweden copper has not been used in organic farming. Copper is a heavy metal with environmental effects. Wine is not grown in Sweden.

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)
Country/Standard: Europe > Sweden > Krav
Principles:Ecological principle
Principle of health
ID Code:1116
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:11 Sep 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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