Organic Rules and Certification

Fertilizers, origin, orchards - Demeter International 2005

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

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Summary

In orchards that have no animals of their own, the amount of outside organic fertiliser that may be imported is limited to 1.2 manure unit/ha of orchard area. The total amount of fertiliser used may not exceed the equivalent of 90kg N/ha of orchard area. (DI production standards, 3.5.2. Manures and soil husbandry)

Difference

The DI standard is defining a fertilizer limit for orchards in particular. There is no such provision in the EU Regulation 2092/91.

Justification

The limit is given to provide good fruit quality and for nutritional aspects as well.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Fertilizing - Annex I A2
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Special plant production standards - not in EC Reg

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Perennial crops > Fruit orchards
Country/Standard:Demeter International Standard
Principles:Ecological principle
Principle of health
ID Code:557
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:17 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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