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Greenhouse production, heating - AT Bio Austria General Standard 2006

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

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Summary

During the winter (December to February) cultivated areas under glass and plastic may be only be kept free from frost (resp. being heated up to 10 °C / 50 °F), with the exception of young plants and plants in pots and the use of heat from renewable energy sources or waste heat (for example from biogas production). (BA-Rules 2006 chapter 4.1.7.1)

Difference

The Bio Austria General Standard is more detailed as the EU Regulation 2092/91 does not have a restriction for the use of energy resources.

Justification

Reduced use of non-renewable resources is an important measure for sustainability of agriculture.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Special plant production standards - not in EC Reg
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > General principles - not in EC Reg

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Horticulture > Greenhouse production (protective cropping)
Country/Standard: Europe > Austria > Bio Austria General Standard
Principles:Ecological principle
ID Code:760
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:16 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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