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Manure fertilizers, application - FR Nature et Progres Standards 2002

Leroux, Juliette (2005) Manure fertilizers, application - FR Nature et Progres Standards 2002. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Farmers have to compost animal manure for three months before using it as fertilizer.

Difference

Nature et Progres standards requires the composting of manure whereas EU Regulation 2092/91 does not.

Justification

Using animal manure without composting may result in high levels of nitrogen on the fields that can pollute water stocks or create disorders in plants' growth. Using manure without composting may also contaminate fields with germs and parasites.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Fertilizing - Annex I A2
Annex II. Permitted substances for the production of organic foods > Substances for plants and plant production - Annex 2 > Fertilizers and soil conditioners - Annex II A

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Crop production > Fertilisers
Crop production > Soil fertility and biological activity
Country/Standard: Europe > France > Nature et Progres
Principles:Ecological principle
Principle of health
ID Code:115
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:25 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 08:46

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