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Conversion, preconditions - DE Naturland Standards 2005

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

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Summary

If land area is likely to be contaminated with harmful substances, soil analyses must be realised prior to conversion to determine the actual contamination. Additional demands can be made with regard the conversion of contaminated area. (NL standards on production: Part A.I. Conditions to be fulfilled prior to the conclusion of a producer contract. Part B.III.Market gardening, 1.2-1.3.)

Difference

The NATURLAND standard is more precise by requiring soil testing where contamination can be expected (i.e. in intensively farmed greenhouses). In the EU Regulation 2092/91 there is just the general information that authorities can prolong the conversion period taking into account the former use of an area.

Justification

This is to avoid the contamination of the organic crop with substances that have been applied before the beginning of the organic management.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Conversion - Annex I A1

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Conversion > Conversion planning
Horticulture > Greenhouse production (protective cropping)
Pollution risks/non permitted inputs
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Naturland
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of health
ID Code:337
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:31 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:01

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