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Plant protection, general requirements - SI Rules 2003

Slabe, Anamarija (2005) Plant protection, general requirements - SI Rules 2003. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Plant protection requirements in SI Rules 2003 (Art. 15) are relatively detailed, e.g naming the priority actions for maintaining plant health, balanced nutrition and substrate treatment with steam in closed production areas. An annual production plan is required as the basis for the use of any plant protection substances from the Annex (List of allowed PPP) which needs an agreement from the inspection body.

Difference

SI Rules have further requiements to the EU Regulation 2092/91. Besides measures mentioned in the EU (Annex I A, 3), SI Rules also mention balanced nutrition of the plants and treatment of substrates with steam. In addition, the use of plant protection substances must take place in accordance with the annual production plan (Art. 15) that has to be approved by the inspection body, whereas EU Regulation does not mention such a plan. In addition, the general conditions for the use of substances in the traps and/or dispensers is also described here (Art. 15) and not in the Annex as in EU Regulation (Annex II. B. III.).

Justification

The annual production plan, which has to be approved by the inspection body, is probably to increase the operator's attentiveness in this respect.

EU Regulation

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 > Slovenia > Governmental regulation
Principles:Ecological principle
ID Code:453
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:09 Nov 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:10

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