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Plant protection, substances, weed control - Int. IFOAM Standards 2005

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

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Summary

Noxious weeds should be controlled by a combination of soil management and crop rotation measures. Application of products that are prepared at the farm from local plants, animals and micro-organisms, are permitted for weed control when crop rotation measures are insufficient. (4.5.)

Difference

IFOAM indicated methods for the control of noxoius weeds in detail and admitted substances are indicated. EU Regulation 2092/91 lists the latter in the positive list of ANNEX II B, such as 'Microorganisms approved for pest control'. No restrictions concerning the target organism are listed, therefore under EU Regulation these organisms are applicable for the control of noxoius weeds.

Justification

No justification could be provided

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Plant pests and diseases, and weeds control - Annex I A3

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:825
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:25 Apr 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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