Organic Rules and Certification

Peat - DE Naturland Standards 2005

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

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Summary

The components that can be used in soil and substrate preparations are defined by the corresponding annexes. The use of synthetic substrate materials is prohibited. Peat can be used in substrates and may not exceed 80% of the mixture for seedlings and 50% of the mixture for potted plants (with exemptions). The cultivation of crops without using soil or substrate is not allowed. NL standards on production: Part B. III. Market gardening 2. Part B. V. Cultivation of ornamental plants, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, Christmas trees 2 Appendices 1,2 and 9)

Difference

The NATURLAND standard has additional requirments and restrictions than the EU Regulation 2092/91. The list of components, that can be used is more restricted, i.e. composted community household wastes (appendix 9) are excluded, as well as liquid or semi-liquid manure and chicken manure from conventional origin (appendix 1). In the EU Regulation there is no limit for the amount of peat to be used. Synthetic substrates are not regulated. The cultivation of crops without soil or substrate is not regulated.

Justification

Protection of the natural peat deposits. The vital soil is an indispensable element of organic farming.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Fertilizing - Annex I A2
Annex II. Permitted substances for the production of organic foods > Substances for plants and plant production - Annex 2 > Fertilizers and soil conditioners - Annex II A

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Crop production > Fertilisers
Horticulture
Permitted inputs (positive lists)
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Naturland
Principles:Ecological principle
ID Code:338
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:31 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:01

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