Organic Rules and Certification

Plant cultivation, use of soil culture - AT Bio Austria General Standard 2006

Plakolm, Gerhard and Fromm, Elisabeth (2006) Plant cultivation, use of soil culture - AT Bio Austria General Standard 2006. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Vegetables may only be grown in a soil culture with the exception of chicory and cress. (BA-Rules 2006 chapter 4.1.5) Cultivation on mineral wool, hydroculture, nutrient-film technique and similar procedures are not permitted. Chicory and cress may be sprouted in water.

Difference

The Bio Austria General Standard is more detailed. The EU Regulation 2092/91 does not have this specification.

Justification

To maintain consumer confidence and organic integrity

EU Regulation

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:762
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:16 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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