Organic Rules and Certification

Mushroom production, substrate and inoculum - DE Naturland Standards 2005

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

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Summary

Inoculums and substrate materials of NATURLAND or equivalent certification must be used. If these are not available, materials from other certified organic origin can be purchased after approval. The use of certain disinfection agents during the productive period is prohibited. The empty facilities can be cleaned and disinfected with the substances listed in the appendix 8. (NL standards on production, Part B.IV. Mushroom cultivation)

Difference

The provisions are more detailed than the EU Regulation 2092/91 and in some aspects shave additional requirements. The use of substrates is regulated in the corresponding annex of the EU Regulation where up to 25% of the substrate can consist of conventional animal manure if the components required are not available in organic quality. The use of inoculums and disinfection agents for mushroom production is not regulated in the EU Regulation.

Justification

To ensure NATURLAND quality throughout the whole production chain, to avoid contamination with objectionable substances from conventional substrate material or from cleaning agents.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Production of mushrooms - Annex I A5
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:Permitted inputs (positive lists)
Horticulture > Mushrooms
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Naturland
Principles:Principle of health
ID Code:346
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:29 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:02

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