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Plant protection, substances, weed control - DE Naturland 2005

Huber, Beate (2006) Plant protection, substances, weed control - DE Naturland 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Preventive measures such as crop cultivation methods are to be applied in order to keep the crop healthy and reduce weeds to a tolerable level. The use of synthetic chemical substances for plant protection is prohibited. The allowed substances are listed in the appendix 2. For thermal weed reduction energy-saving methods have to be applied. (NL standards on production: Part B.I. Plant production 2. Part B.III. Market gardening 4)

Difference

The NATURLAND list of allowed substances is similar to the list of the EU Regulation 2092/91, but in some cases more detailed, i.e.: synthetic pyrethroids and metaldehyde are not allowed, copper can only be applied in lower quantities. Nothing is said about the use of energy for thermal weed control in the EU Regulation.

Justification

The application of conventional crop protection agents is not compatible with organic agriculture. Contamination has to be avoided.

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
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Plant pests and diseases, and weeds control - Annex I A3

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Crop production > Crop protection
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Naturland
Principles:Ecological principle
Principle of health
ID Code:342
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:16 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:01

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