Organic farming takes account of natural cycles and processes. It relies on a holistic concept of measures using appropriate species and varieties, crop rotation, and mechanical methods to control pests, diseases and weeds. Chemical synthetic plant protection products may not be used in organic farming. When using fertiliser, care is taken to ensure that the farmyard manure comes from the farm itself as far as possible.

It is prohibited to use mineral nitrogen fertilisers. Strict requirements apply to livestock and feeding. The number of animals that can be kept depends on the agricultural land available on which the farmyard manure can be used.

If a farm wants to convert to organic farming, it is usually considered as a converting farm for two years. Their products are labelled as organic. In principle, it is only possible to convert an entire farm to organic production.

Last modification 27.12.2023

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