Organic Rules and Certification

Plant protection, copper - CH DEMETER

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2005) Plant protection, copper - CH DEMETER. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Copper preparates are admitted for fungal diseases and for fruit and vine production exclusively. The upper limit for the yearly application is 3kg/ha metallic copper.

Difference

Copper application is restricted to lower quantities and specific application rates apply for different crops. EU Regulation 2092/91 admits 8kg of copper till the end of 2005 and max 6 kg of copper from the year 2006 onwards: no restrictions are made in terms of crops being treated with copper preparations.

Justification

Copper is being accumulated in the soil: in order to promote sound soil fertility, any accumulation of heavy metals should be avoided - therefore copper applications are restricted.

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:Environmental care/environmental impact > Soil
Crop production > Crop protection
Country/Standard: Europe > Switzerland > Demeter
Principles:Principle of care
Ecological principle
ID Code:292
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:20 Nov 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 08:59

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