Organic Rules and Certification

Soil management, perennial crops - CH Bio Suisse Standards 2005

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2005) Soil management, perennial crops - CH Bio Suisse Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

For perennial crops, the soil must be covered with vegetation all year round.

Difference

While BIO SUISSE requires a full vegetative cover of the soil on perennial crops, the EU Regulation 2092/91 does not have any specific requirements.

Justification

Multiple soil tillage and lack of cover crops lead to erosion and loss of organic matter in the soil. Constant vegetation will minimize such unfavourable effects in perennial crops.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Special plant production standards - not in EC Reg
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > General principles - not in EC Reg

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Environmental care/environmental impact > Habitats
Perennial crops > Wine production
Environmental care/environmental impact > Soil
Perennial crops > Fruit orchards
Country/Standard: Europe > Switzerland > BIO SUISSE
Principles:Ecological principle
ID Code:51
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:15 Sep 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 07:33

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