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PESTICIDES USED IN ORGANIC FARMING


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Nearly half of the pesticides listed for use by organic farmers under the EU’s Organic Regulation (as listed in Annex II of Regulation 889/2008 of 5 September 2008) have not passed their safety evaluation under the EU’s review under Directive 91/414/EEC. This will present a new challenge to both organic farmers who have few options in their fight against pests and to the crop protection industry which provides their pest management solutions.

The EU has, however, authorised a number of pesticides commonly used in organic farming under the framework of the EU’s review of plant protection active substances. These include copper hydroxide, copper oxide, copper oxychloride, copper sulphate and Bordeaux mixture (copper sulphate and calcium hydroxide) which are used as bactericides and fungicides. These are particularly important for grapes and a number of other crops sold as organic.

“The approval of these compounds provides some important tools for European farmers in combating pests and, in particular, for the growers of products marketed as organic,” said Friedhelm Schmider, Director General of the European Crop Protection Association.

Nearly half of the pesticides listed for use by organic farmers under the EU’s Organic Regulation (as listed in Annex II of Regulation 889/2008 of 5 September 2008) have not passed their safety evaluation under the EU’s review under Directive 91/414/EEC. This will present a new challenge to both organic farmers who have few options in their fight against pests and to the crop protection industry which provides their pest management solutions.

The EU has, however, authorised a number of pesticides commonly used in organic farming under the framework of the EU’s review of plant protection active substances. These include copper hydroxide, copper oxide, copper oxychloride, copper sulphate and Bordeaux mixture (copper sulphate and calcium hydroxide) which are used as bactericides and fungicides. These are particularly important for grapes and a number of other crops sold as organic.

“The approval of these compounds provides some important tools for European farmers in combating pests and, in particular, for the growers of products marketed as organic,” said Friedhelm Schmider, Director General of the European Crop Protection Association.

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