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Soil Management: National Organic Program Regulations

The National Organic Program Rule, §205.203, Soil Fertility and Crop Nutrient Management Practice Standard, does not define specific land practices that producers must use. But it does identify general soil management and environmental protection objectives. From these objectives, producers and the organic certifiers they work with must determine whether specific farming practices meet the NOP criteria. This publication provides management guidelines for meeting, and measurable parameters for monitoring, these objectives. It also discusses why these objectives are essential for maintaining sustainable, organic production systems.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-01-12 17:36:35
Description The National Organic Program Rule, §205.203, Soil Fertility and Crop Nutrient Management Practice Standard, does not define specific land practices that producers must use. But it does identify general soil management and environmental protection objectives. From these objectives, producers and the organic certifiers they work with must determine whether specific farming practices meet the NOP criteria. This publication provides management guidelines for meeting, and measurable parameters for monitoring, these objectives. It also discusses why these objectives are essential for maintaining sustainable, organic production systems.
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Source National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA)
Keyword Organic farming, Land use
Selector Bates
Date Of Record Creation 2010-01-12 17:26:52
Education Level
Date Last Modified 2010-01-12 17:36:35
Creator Barbara C. Bellows
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-01-12 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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