There are Two Fundamental Strategies for Crop Nutrition:•Feeding the Plant, Directly, with SolubleNutrients—the Conventional Approach•Feeding the Soil FoodWeb, and Allowing it To FeedThe Plant—the OrganicApproach
Diverse crop rotations including sod crops, cover crops, green manures, and inoculated legumes Crop residue management Application of livestock manures & composts Liming and use of other natural rock minerals Mulching with organic materials
Timed planting Pest barriers and traps Tillage and cultivation Release of beneficial insect Sanitation protocols Allowed pest control agents
•Livestock Manure Must either be composted*, appli ed according to the 90- and 120- day rules, or used on non-food crops. •Biosolids (Sewage Sludge) is a prohibited substance.•Regulations regarding composting are specific for C/N ratios, temperatures, turning, etc.
Organic seed and planting stock must be used If not commercially available, untreated seed or planting stock may be used; no GMOs Conventional seed treatments are prohibited, unless required by Federal or State regulations Organic transplants must be used
Directions for GrowingUSDAOrganic Seal Certified by Sooner State Organics Sell by 12/31/2011 Lot # OMG 16-09 Packed for 2011 Name OfCertifier
The 3-Source Custom AOSCA Organic Seed Finder http://www.organicseedfinder.org/
Do not sell anything as organic if it’s not… Do not say it’s certified if it’s not… You may display the USDA Organic Seal only if you’re certified.
National Organic Program 1400 Independence Ave., SWRoom 2646-South, STOP 0268 Washington, DC 20250 Tel: (202) 720-3252 Fax: (202) 205-7808 www.ams.usda.gov/nop/ What Is Organic Certification?/How Do I Get Certified Organic? http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfil e?dDocName=STELDEV3004346
Available on the ATTRA Web site* www.attra.ncat.org •Organic Farm Certification and the NOP •The Organic Certification Process •Organic Materials Compliance •Documentation Forms Inspection •Preparing for an Organic * Note that many ATTRA publications are no longer free-of-charge. There is a small charge for some PDF downloads and for print publications.
Available on the ATTRA Web site* www.attra.ncat.orgGuide for Organic CropProducershttps://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=67* Note that many ATTRA publications are no longerfree-of-charge. There is a small charge for some PDFdownloads and for print publications.
The Organic Certification Process (MOSES)http://www.mosesorganic.org/attachments/productioninfo/fscertification.pdfHow to Choose An Organic Certification Agency(MOSES)http://www.mosesorganic.org/attachments/productioninfo/fsagency.pdf MOSES PO Box 339 Spring Valley, WI 54767 715-778-5775 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mosesorganic.org
Small Scale Organics is a guide forexempt organic farms (<$5000 annualsales) and those in the marketplacethat interact with these smallgrowers, such as farmers marketmanagers and produce buyers.This 34-page guide includes detailsfor assessing compliance with theNational OrganicStandard, templates for abbreviatedOrganic System Plans (OSPs), andsimplified record forms.Copies can be downloaded free-of-charge at:http://www.kerrcenter.com/publications/small-scale-organics.pdfPrint copies can be requested from: The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture P.O. Box 588 Poteau, OK 74953 Tel: 918-647-9123
Thanks for your attention! George Kuepper The Kerr Center P.O. Box 588 Poteau, OK 74953 918-647-9123 email@example.com://www.kerrcenter.com/