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Fertilization, substrates, microbial recolonisation - Demeter International 2004

Huber, Beate (2006) Fertilization, substrates, microbial recolonisation - Demeter International 2004. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

After steam sterilisation of growing substrates the recolonisation by microbes should be guided using the biodynamic preparations. (DI production standards, 3.4.2. Manures, soils and potting mixes; DI production standards, 3.4.5.Production under glass and plastics; DI production standards, 3. Arable and Plant production)

Difference

The DI standard contains further requirements. There is no requirement or recommendation regarding microbial recolonisation of steamed growing substrates. The use of biodynamic preparations is not required by the EU Regulation 2092/91.

Justification

To enliven the soil is one of the basic principles of biodynamic agriculture. To fertilize means to enliven the soil.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Fertilizing - Annex I A2

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Crop production > Soil fertility and biological activity
Horticulture
Country/Standard:Demeter International Standard
Principles:Principle of health
ID Code:555
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:17 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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