Organic Rules and Certification

Crop varieties - DE Bioland 2005

Huber, Beate (2006) Crop varieties - DE Bioland 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Species and varieties for BIOLAND plant production should be of high nutritional quality, resistant to diseases and adapted to the location. For agricultural production, typical local varieties have preference to hybrid varieties (applicable for arable cropping only). (Bioland production standards, 3.6 Seeds, Seedlings and Plant Materials, 3.6.1 Basic Principles)


The BIOLAND standard is more detailed compared to the EU Regulation 2092/91. The EU Regulation only requires the choice of appropriate species and varieties to control diseases, pests and weed pressure. 'Appropriate' is not further specified and preferation of non-hybrid types is not mentioned.


In order to enable the farms own self-supply with seeds and the development of locally adapted types of seeds (arable cropping).

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Seeds and seedlings - see Art. 6a

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Crop production > Seed production /Seedlings
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Bioland
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:614
Deposited On:15 Jan 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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