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Tables describing the use of various inputs during organic growing of important horticultural and arable crops across Europe

Katsoulas, Nikolaos and Løes, Anne-Kristin (2018) Tables describing the use of various inputs during organic growing of important horticultural and arable crops across Europe. Deliverables from the Organic PLUS project: Pathways to phase-out contentious inputs from organic agriculture in Europe, Annex to Organic PLUS deliverables, no. D3.1 and D5.1, Version 1.1. Coventry University, Coventry, UK.

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This Annex presents the results of the survey carried out in the frame of Tasks 3.1. and Task 5.1 in the Organic PLUS project. A common table/questionnaire for both tasks was used in order to map the use of contentious inputs linked to plant protection (mainly Cu, S and mineral oils), and the use of peat, plastic and fertilisers used in growing, in 10 countries participating in Organic-PLUS (Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Turkey and UK). The survey was carried out mainly by interviewing one to three experienced advisors per crop, asking them to fill in a table describing a typical organic production of the relevant crop, emphasising the use of various inputs. An accompanying letter was used along with the questionnaire to explain the aim of this work. For Poland, the information was based on inputs recorded by a simple web survey from several producers. For UK, information was not compiled in crop tables. Instead, the largest organic growers’ association, Soil Association (SA) interviewed several growers, and analysed the permissions to use restricted inputs that were given in one year. The information provided by SA is also included in this report. The collected raw material is presented in in the following sections. Note that the names of the experts, consultants and growers interviewed are not presented to allow anonymity for the data given.


EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:copper, sulphur, mineral oil, contentious inputs, Europe, regulations, plant protection, citrus, olive, potato, tomato, Norway, Denmark, Germany, UK, Spain, France, Turkey, Poland, Greece, Italy
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Values, standards and certification > Evaluation of inputs
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > Organic-PLUS
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:774340
Related Links:https://organic-plus.net/
Deposited By: Løes, Anne-Kristin
ID Code:34358
Deposited On:05 Feb 2019 07:03
Last Modified:05 Feb 2019 07:03
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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