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Legislations and list of authorised products for organic management

By R. Bourdeix and J. Ollivier, in construction

General Information

In some countries and federations, organic standards are formulated and overseen by the government. The European Union, the United States, the Canada and Japan have comprehensive organic legislation, and the term "organic" may be used only by certified producers.
Detailed legislation have been set up by the European commission and in many countries at the national level. These documents contain a list of  fertilizers and other products authorized for organic agriculture. Some certification agencies also have their own list.

Detailed Information

Legislation in Europe:
Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and labeling of organic products
Commission Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 of 5 September 2008
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 426/2011 of 2 May 2011 
European Parliament legislative resolution of 4 July 2012

Legislation in Usa:
Synthetic substances allowed for use in organic crop production
Nonsynthetic substances prohibited for use in organic crop production.

List of authorized fertilizers
List of authorized phytosanitary products