Organic Rules and Certification

Plant cultivation, use of soil culture - CH Bio Suisse Standards 2005

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2006) Plant cultivation, use of soil culture - CH Bio Suisse Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Any hydorponics or soil independent (soil-less) production is prohibited.

Difference

The Bio Suisse standard has further restrictions. EU Regulation 2092/91 does not prohibit any hydroponic or soil independent production as Bio Suisse does.

Justification

BIO SUISSE considers the soil as important medium for sound organic agriculture. Hydroponic systems are artificial systems independent from the soil, which therefore do not correspond with the basic principles of organic farming.

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:General areas of Organic Agriculture > Principles
Horticulture > Greenhouse production (protective cropping)
General areas of Organic Agriculture > Production cycle
Country/Standard: Europe > Switzerland > BIO SUISSE
Principles:Ecological principle
ID Code:945
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:10 May 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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