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California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Organic Input Material (OIM) Program registers fertilizing materials to be used in organic crop and food production. The program is mandated by the Legislature and supported by the industry. Products claiming to be appropriate for use in organic production are verified to comply with the California Fertilizing Materials Law… Continue reading The Organic Input Material (OIM) Program
The WSDA Organic Input Material List includes a list of all materials that we have reviewed and approved for use in organic agriculture. This list is typically updated quarterly. Materials on this list have been reviewed by WSDA organic staff and are approved for use in organic agriculture.
The National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances identifies generic substances that may and may not be used in organic crop and livestock production. It also lists the substances that may be used in or on processed organic products.
The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) supports organic integrity by developing clear information and guidance about materials, so that producers know which products are appropriate for organic operations. OMRI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides an independent review of products, such as fertilizers, pest controls, livestock health care products, and numerous other inputs that… Continue reading Organic Materials Review Institute
Participants will learn about the basic regulations governing inputs used in organic production, including identifying types of products that need more thorough evaluation for compliance. Emphasis will be placed on reviewing the most common inputs used in organic production, especially for fertility and pest control. Participants will have an activity to look at a label… Continue reading Commonly Used Organic Inputs