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By J. Eilenberg, Heikki M. T. Hokkanen

Biological keep watch over is one of the such a lot promising equipment for keep an eye on of pests, illnesses and weeds, and this e-book treats ecological and societal facets jointly for the 1st time. the purpose is to judge the importance of definite organic houses like biodiversity and average habitats. In a societal method phrases like ‘consumer’s attitude’, ‘risk perception’, ‘learning and schooling’ and ‘value triangle’ are well-known as major for organic construction and human welfare.

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The listed products are allowed, but not recommended. g. g. granulosis virus)…’. g. Bacillus thuringiensis, Granulosis virus, etc’ as allowed. g. Bacillus thuringensis, Granulosis virus, etc’. The NOP considers natural microorganisms as ‘nonsynthetic’. Their use is therefore allowed without explicit mentioning. In the context of animal husbandry, the use of these biocontrol agents is again not specifically mentioned in any of the standards, but as for predators and parasites, their use is obviously desirable (see above).

Schmid, FiBL, pers. ); our discussion is based on the 2002 edition (IFOAM, 2002). The IBS are ‘standards for standards’, which means that they can only serve as a basis for developing regional standards which can then be used for certification of organic farms (Blake, 2004). As a private initiative, the IBS have no legal standing but their political and practical impact has been huge (Blake, 2004). For example, they are the basis of a private accreditation programme with more than 20 member organizations.

In organic farming systems, methods with a long-term effect are the basis of crop production and animal husbandry, and should be used with preference, while methods with a short-term effect should be used in emergencies only. 1. , is one of the most severe insect pests in apple production. This pest is also a good example to show the range of solutions within an organic plant protection strategy. In a first phase the grower has the possibility to choose apple varieties tolerant or resistant to aphids.

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