Organic Rules and Certification

Parallel production, crops - PRO BIO 2004

PRO-BIO, Association of ecological farmers (2005) Parallel production, crops - PRO BIO 2004. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Parallel production of the same crops is only possible in farms with areas, newly integrated to the conversion period and only for the production areas of grasslands and perennial crops. Any parallel production of the same arable crop is prohibited. Parallel production in animal husbandry is not possible.


According to PRO-BIO policy, only during the conversion period is there some exceptions for the possible parallel production of perennial crops and grassland. EU Regulation 2092/91 accepts the parallel production of different varieties of the same crop (if clearly distinguishable), if segregation is granted and inspection is performed in the conventional production unit of the operation.


In order to maintain credibility of organic products parallel production is generally not allowed. The exception gives the possibility of inclusion of new areas to organic farming.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Conversion - Annex I A1
Annex III - Minimum inspection Requirements/precautionary measures > Specific provisions > Plants or plant products - Annex III A1

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Conversion > Parallel conversion
Country/Standard: Europe > Czech Republic > PRO-BIO
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of fairness
ID Code:156
Deposited On:22 Oct 2005
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:18

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