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Fertilizers, substrates, green manure - DE Naturland Standards 2005

Huber, Beate (2005) Fertilizers, substrates, green manure - DE Naturland Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Green manure has to be grown on areas that are not covered by a crop for more than 12 weeks during the vegetation period. (NL standards on production: Part B. III. Market gardening, 1.6 Part B. V. Cultivation of ornamental plants, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, Christmas trees 1.4)

Difference

The NATURLAND requires the growth of green manure on land which lies idle for more than 12 weeks. The EU Regulation 2092/91 more generally recommends the cultivation of green manure among other measures to maintain and increase the soil fertility.

Justification

To keep the soil covered with vegetation is a vital instrument to maintain and increase the soil fertility.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Fertilizing - Annex I A2

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Crop production > Soil fertility and biological activity
Horticulture
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Naturland
Principles:Ecological principle
Principle of health
ID Code:336
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:31 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:01

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