Organic Rules and Certification

Plant material and bulbs, origin - CH Demeter Standards

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2005) Plant material and bulbs, origin - CH Demeter Standards. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Seedlings and bulbs must origin from bio-dynamic and if not available from organic production. The non availability of bio-dynamic seed or seedlings must be documented. Planting material deriving from lines which were created with protoplasm or cytoplasm fusion technique can not be used.

Difference

Similar regulation as EU Regulation 2092/91 but cytoplasm and protoplasm fusion as breeding techniques in the propagation procedure are not accepted.

Justification

Seed should be well adapted to the production technique and therefore it should already be bred with bio-dynamic methods in order to support the taste and individuality of each variety.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Seeds and seedlings - see Art. 6a

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Crop production > Seed production /Seedlings
Country/Standard: Europe > Switzerland > Demeter
Principles:Principle of care
ID Code:296
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:20 Nov 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 08:59

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