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Evaluation and registration of plant protection inputs for organic farming

Speiser, B.; Tamm, L. and Schmid, O. (2006) Evaluation and registration of plant protection inputs for organic farming. Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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Organic farmers may only use those plant protection products which are listed in Annex II B of the ‘Organic Regulation’ 2092/91 and also registered for use at national level. At present, new compounds may only be listed in Reg. 2092/91, if they do not come into direct contact with the crop (although in perennial crops, contact outside the growing season of the edible parts is possible), which is a major obstacle for progress. The EU-funded ORGANIC INPUTS EVALUATION project aims at making Reg. 2092/91 more flexible with regard to new products, while safeguarding the principles of organic farming. Registra-tion under the ‘Pesticide Directive’ 91/414 represents a considerable financial hurdle. The REBECA project will propose registration requirements which are better adapted for biological control agents, plant extracts and other low-risk products. The aim is to accelerate registration and make it more cost-effective, without compromises to the level of safety.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Agrovoc keywords:
plant protection
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crops > Crop protection > Functional agrobiodiversity
International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 5: Protecting plant health
Deposited By: Speiser, Dr. Bernhard
ID Code:7637
Deposited On:09 May 2006
Last Modified:08 Sep 2021 12:24
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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