Organic Rules and Certification

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Title Description Difference Justification and Comments
Greenhouse production, lighting, ornamental plants - DE Naturland Standards 2005
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Assimilation lighting is only permitted in seedling nurseries. (NL standards on production, Part B.V.Cultivation of ornamental plants, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, Christmas trees, 7.2.Assimilation lighting)
The NATURLAND standard has a broader scope. This aspect is not regulated in the EU Regulation 2092/91. Restricting assimilation lighting saves energy.
Plant material, origin, ornamental plants - DE Naturland 2005
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Seedlings have to be from own production or purchased from NATURLAND certified farms or equivalent. In case of proven non-availability they can be purchased from conventional sources. If the seedlings were vegetatively generated, the plants can be offered as a NATURLAND in conversion product. If the seedling was generatively obtained, the plant can be offered as a NATURLAND in conversion product after one year at the earliest. In both cases the plants can be fully certified NATURLAND products after two years. (NL standards on production, Part B.V. Cultivation of ornamental plants, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, Christmas trees, 3. Seedlings)
The NATURLAND standard is more detailed. There are no specific provisions for the production of ornamental plants in the EU Regulation 2092/91, consequently the general provisions for the use of plant propagation material apply. In case of unavailability of organic material and after approval untreated plant propagation material from conventional origin can be used and the plants can be sold as organic without any further conversion period. In order to ensure NATURLAND quality throughout the whole production chain, seedlings from NATURLAND farms should be used. Considering, however, the low stage of market development this is unlikely to be possible and there must be a possibility to use conventional material.
Plant production, containers, ornamental plants - DE Naturland Standards 2005
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Decomposable materials for planting pots are preferable. The use of PVC is not allowed. (NL standards on production, Part B.V.Cultivation of ornamental plants, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, Christmas trees, 5. Plant pots)
The NATURLAND standard has a broader broader. This aspect is not regulated in the EU Regulation 2092/91. This refers to the ecological principle of organic agriculture, where organic materials should be recycled.
Plant production, environment, ornamental plants - DE Naturland Standards 2005
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Areas where potted plants are arrayed for storage and sale should not be sealed. (NL standards on production, Part B.V.Cultivation of ornamental plants, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, Christmas trees, 6. Sealing of the soil)
The NATURLAND standard has a broader scope. This aspect is not regulated in the EU Regulation 2092/91. This aspect refers to the ecological principle of organic agriculture. Wherever soil is sealed the natural water cycle is interrupted and disturbed.