Which inputs for fertilization and crop protection are
allowed in organic farming?
In general, organic farming is based on the establishment
of a balanced farm management system, which is based on re-cycling,
inter-cropping and/or crop rotation. Hence, in principle,
fertilizers and pesticides are not allowed in organic farming.
However, most standards and regulations provide for the use of
certain specified inputs under exceptional circumstances. Those
input products allowed are usually listed in positive lists. In
general, these lists contain inputs of organic or natural origin,
and synthetic fertilizers and crop protection measures are not
allowed. More details and links to specific regulations and
standards are available under the section "Standards and