Organic Rules and Certification

Plant protection, copper - Int. IFOAM Standards 2005

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2006) Plant protection, copper - Int. IFOAM Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Copper preparates are admitted and listed in the IFOAM positive list Appendix 3.

Difference

Whereas IFOAM restricts the application of copper to 8kg/ha and year, EU Regulation 2092/91 admits 8kg of copper till the end of 2005 and max 6kg of copper from the year 2006 onward.

Justification

Copper is being accumulated in the soil: in order to promote sound soil fertility, any accumulation of heavy metals should be avoided - therefore a restriction on the use of metalic copper is necessary.

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:Permitted inputs (positive lists)
Crop production > Crop protection
Country/Standard:IFOAMS Basic standards
Principles:Principle of care
Ecological principle
ID Code:820
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:25 Apr 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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