Organic Rules and Certification

Plant protection, documentation - US NOP 2002

Huber, Beate (2005) Plant protection, documentation - US NOP 2002. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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The producer must use management practices to prevent crop pests, weeds, and diseases including but not limited to crop rotation and soil and crop nutrient management practices, sanitation measures and cultural practices that enhance crop health. A biological or botanical substance or a substance included on the national list of synthetic substances allowed for use in organic crop production may be applied to prevent, suppress, or control pests, weeds, or diseases: provided, that, the conditions for using the substance are documented in the organic system plan.


No differences in general except that the US has slightly different concept regarding documentation of farm practices compared with the EU Regulation 2092/91.


No justification could be provided by USDA.

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 rotation
Crop production > Crop protection
Principles:Principle of care
Ecological principle
Principle of health
ID Code:500
Deposited On:20 Nov 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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