Organic Rules and Certification

Seed and plant material, origin - Int. IFOAM Standards 2005

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2006) Seed and plant material, origin - Int. IFOAM Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Organic seed and plant material should be used. In case of non availability, non organic seed is admittable (4.1.1. and 4.1.2).

Difference

EU Regulation 2092/91 rules the use of organic seeds similar as IFOAM. However if no organic seed is available as well untreated conventional seed and plant material, chemically treated seend and plant material may be used. The EU Regulation does not allow conventionally treated seed anymore. Furthermore the EU Regulation requires member countries to have a data base to document the availability of organic seed.

Justification

In some countries it is not possible yet to get untreated seed for some species. However derogations must be limited in time and monitored by the certification body.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Seeds and seedlings - see Art. 6a
Rules of production and preparation - Art.6

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Crop production > Seed production /Seedlings
Country/Standard:IFOAMS Basic standards
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of fairness
Ecological principle
ID Code:999
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:27 Aug 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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