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Soil Management: National Organic Program Regulations



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By Barbara Bellows

Published: 2005

Updated: 2005

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Introduction

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.

Table of Contents

Section 205.203(a)
Section 205.203(b)
Section 205.203(c) and (d)
Monitoring Practices for Section 205.203
References
Resources

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