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Biodiversity, viticulture - DE Bioland Standards 2005

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

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Summary

Every vintner (wine producer) is obliged to plant and tend reasonably a part of its vineyard area an ecological niche. Efforts should be made for the niche to become at least one percent of the vineyard area. The ecological niches must, in order to interrupt the mono-culture, be distributed throughout the area. The situation of the surroundings and communal measures for nature conservation have to be considered. (Bioland production standards, 5.6.4 Ecological Niches)

Difference

The BIOLAND standard is broader. The EU Regulation 2092/91 does not require ecological niches to be created.

Justification

In order to increase biodiversity in a monocultural cropping system.

EU Regulation

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:Environmental care/environmental impact > Habitats
Perennial crops > Wine production
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Bioland
Principles:Ecological principle
ID Code:649
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:15 Jan 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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