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Peat, seedling production - AT Bio Austria General Standard 2006

Plakolm, Gerhard (2006) Peat, seedling production - AT Bio Austria General Standard 2006. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Peat is only allowed for the production of seedlings and can only constitute 70 % of the substratum. Peat must not be used as an organic soil supplement. (BA-Rules 2006 chapter 2.1.5, 4.1.5.1 (4.5.1: mushrooms)

Difference

The Bio Austria General Standard is more detailed than the EU Regulation 2092/91 as it allows the use of peat only for the production of seedlings and limits the proportion to 70 %. Annex II A of the EU Regulation 2092/91 allows the use of peat only to horticulture but does not give more restrictions.

Justification

Peat is a limited natural resource. Restriction of its use is in line with the approach of sustainability and the protection of natural resources. Reasons: nature conservation.

EU Regulation

Annex II. Permitted substances for the production of organic foods > Substances for plants and plant production - Annex 2 > Fertilizers and soil conditioners - Annex II A

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Crop production > Seed production /Seedlings
Country/Standard: Europe > Austria > Bio Austria General Standard
Principles:Ecological principle
ID Code:756
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:16 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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