Organic Rules and Certification

Fertilizers, admitted - AT Bio Austria General Standard 2006

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

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Summary

In principle slurry from biogas production has to come from substances of organic farming. A deviation is possible for production units where the approval for building was given before 31.12.2004. The general restrictions for the use of products of annex II are valid (3, 4 and 5). The deviation is valid until the end of 2010, if there are substrates used which are for sure delivered by the Bio Austria farm to the biogas co-production. Substrates of conventional farming may only enter a biogas co-production, if they are allowed according to the restricted Bio Austria list of bought fertilisers (see “restrictions in the positive list of fertiliser input”).

Difference

The Bio Austria General Standard restricts the use of slurry and biogas; only slurry and biogas gained from fermented substances of organic farming can be used, while the EU Regulation 2092/91 allows all products as basis for fermentation.

Justification

The main reason is to create high consumer confidence.

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:Crop production > Fertilisers
Country/Standard: Europe > Austria > Bio Austria General Standard
Principles:Principle of care
ID Code:854
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:11 Sep 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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