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Seed treatments allowed in organic farming in certain countries (Liveseed Practice abstract)

{Tool} Seed treatments allowed in organic farming in certain countries (Liveseed Practice abstract). Creator(s): Gatzert, Xenia; Leopold, Jochen; Mäder, Rolf and Schäfer, Freya. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. Liveseed Practice Abstract, no. 15. (2019)

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Summary

Practical recommendations
• Farmers should consult the European Input List Website which lists the products that can be used for seed treatment for: Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Croatia, The Netherlands, Italy and International lists.
• Organic research institutes and national authorities should cooperate to establish a common list for all EU member states to support farmers in their product choice.
• In other countries where such lists do not exist yet, farmers must ask their control bodies to clarify if a product can be used for seed treatment or not.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Seed treatments in organic farming
What problem does the tool address?:Seed treatments are not regulated in the EU-regulation 834/2007 and 889/2008. Still there are several treatments that are promoted and used in organic farming. Farmers don’t have the security that the treatments they use are in compliance with the EU-regulation and if the control body or control authority will accept it.
What solution does the tool offer?:Inputs list for Seed treatments
The Inputs List for organic farming in Germany is published by FiBL every year. All inputs such as fertilisers, plant protection agents, feed and seed treatments that are allowed to use in organic farming in Germany are listed in there. Farmers can use the list to check if the product they want to buy and use on their farm is in compliance with the EU regulation and further criteria. Those further criteria are developed in coordination with German organic associations and umbrella organisations and define criteria that are not clearly regulated in the EU regulation.
For seed treatments the criteria for fertilisers are applied because the treatments are directly applied into the soil
and support the seed in the first growth stage.
Country:Germany
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:seed, input list, seed treatment
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
seed
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6927
English
seed treatment
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6940
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: Germany > FiBL Germany - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture
European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed
European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed > Liveseed tools
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:727230
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38783, https://www.fibl.org
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Ortolani, Dr. Livia
ID Code:38783
Deposited On:21 Jun 2021 08:58
Last Modified:05 Jul 2021 10:12
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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