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Fertilizers, origin - AT Bio Austria General Standard 2006

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

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Summary

The amount of N-input of conventional farmyard manure to cultures of arable farming and grassland is restricted. The difference between the N-amount of farmyard manure of the own farm to the amount of 170 kg [N/ha, a] has to be reduced to: a) 25 % in the case of soluble (fast effective) organic fertilisers b) 70 % in the case of slow-release organic fertilisers (relation of C:N ? 25:1). A prerequisite in arable farming is a minimum of 20 % legumes in the main crop rotation Only the following organic fertilisers are allowed for grassland: farmyard manure, composted or fermented household waste and composted or fermented mixture of vegetable matter.

Difference

The Bio Austria General Standard limits the amount of conventional farmyard manures to be brought in: soluble (fast effective) fertilizers more than slow soluble one. The EU Regulation 2092/91 only requires a limit of the amount of organic manure (170 kg N/ha, a).

Justification

Quality and environmental reasons.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Fertilizing - Annex I A2

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Crop production > Fertilisers
Country/Standard: Europe > Austria > Bio Austria General Standard
Principles:Ecological principle
Principle of health
ID Code:851
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:11 Sep 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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