Organic Rules and Certification

Soil management, artificial mulch - DE Bioland 2005

Huber, Beate and Deeken, Wiebke (2005) Soil management, artificial mulch - DE Bioland 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

A maximum of 5% of the free range area used for growing vegetables may be covered at any one time by mulch foil, mulch fleece or mulch paper. Operators with less than 4 ha of area for vegetables may cover up to 2,000 m2 using the above methods stated. (Bioland production standards, 5.1.5 Use of Technical Mulch Materials)

Difference

The BIOLAND standard has a broader scope. The soil cover with mulching material is not regulated in the EU Regulation 2092/91.

Justification

In order to reduce waste.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > Care of environment - not in EC Reg > Ecosystem management

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Environmental care/environmental impact
Horticulture
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Bioland
Principles:Ecological principle
ID Code:639
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:17 Dec 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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