Organic Rules and Certification

Conservation, water, manure application - PL Ekoland 2005

Tyburski, Jozef (2006) Conservation, water, manure application - PL Ekoland 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

The use of water should be minimised. Water should be protected from contamination. Careful storage of manures and application are one of the main priorities. The following minimum manure storage facilities are required: - minimum capacity for farm yard manure storage is 3m2 per Livestock Unit (not valid for farm with deep litter stables) - minimum capacity for liquid manure storage is 2m3 per Livestock Unit (not valid for farm with deep litter stables) - the maximum dose of manure must not exceed: 35 t of FYM per ha, 40 t of compost per ha, 30m3 of liquid manures per ha. The total dose of N applied on a farm must not exceed 170 kg per ha per year. - a derogation for the first two principles is available for farms in a difficult financial situation. This derogation expires on 25 October 2008 (1.3.4. ? 1.3.6.)

Difference

The EU Regulation 2092/91 sets a limit for maximum N input only for farmyard manure (170 kg N/ha/year) and does not specify detailed storage rules and fertiliser doses for other commercial fertilisers.

Justification

Water is a limited resource of vital importance to farming and the whole society and thus must be protected from contamination.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > Care of environment - not in EC Reg > Soil and water conservation

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Environmental care/environmental impact > Nature conservation
Environmental care/environmental impact > Soil
Country/Standard: Europe > Poland > Ekoland
Principles:Ecological principle
ID Code:972
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:02 May 2006
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:19

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