Organic Rules and Certification

Plant production, location, hops - DE Bioland 2005

Huber, Beate and Deeken, Wiebke (2005) Plant production, location, hops - DE Bioland 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Organic hop plantation next to conventional plantations must be provided with protective planting at the latest within 5 years after the beginning of the conversion period. Newly created hop cultivation is only allowed on bordering or isolated areas. The minimum distance to conventional plantations must be 10 m. Otherwise hop harvested from the outer rows cannot be marketed with reference to organic agriculture. The creation of areas of ecological compensation are required for hop cultivation in specific areas. (Bioland production standards, 5.7 Hop Cultivation, 5.7.1 Location and Area)

Difference

The BIOLAND standard is more detailed than the EU Regulation 2092/91. In the EU Regulation there is a general requirement of a clear separation of the organic production unit from any other production unit, however distances to conventional plantantions are not defined. Furthermore under BIOLAND standards in case of suspicion of contamination a product cannot be marketed with reference to organic agriculture unless it has been proven that the suspicion was wrong. Bioland is explicitely requiring an ecological compensation with diversified areas, whereas the EU Regulation has not such a specific requirement.

Justification

In order to avoid contamination with objectionable substances. In order to cope with the ecological principle of organic agriculture.

EU Regulation

Annex III - Minimum inspection Requirements/precautionary measures > General provisions
Annex III - Minimum inspection Requirements/precautionary measures > Specific provisions > Plants or plant products - Annex III A1
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
Pollution risks/non permitted inputs > Protection against contamination
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Bioland
Principles:Ecological principle
ID Code:650
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:17 Dec 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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