Organic Rules and Certification

Plant protection, substances - Demeter International 2005

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

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If the agricultural and biodynamic methods of plant care and protection prove insufficient, the products listed in appendix 5 can be applied. (DI production standards, 3.3. Plant care and protection; DI production standards, Appendix 5 Allowable materials and methods for plant care and protection)


The DI list is generally similar to the positive list of the EU Regulation 2092/91. However, the use of certain products is excluded, including synthetic phyrethroids, metaldehyde, and copper can only be applied in lower quantities.


Resistance to fungal, bacterial and insect attack in the crops should be supported by biodynamic measures. Nevertheless, there may be cases, in which the treatment with a certain product is necessary in order to avoid major damage. Contamination with harmful substances must 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

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Crop production > Crop protection
Country/Standard:Demeter International Standard
Principles:Principle of care
Ecological principle
Principle of health
ID Code:550
Deposited On:17 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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