>I'm told that there can be up to a three year waiting period before such
>treated soils would be deemed acceptable for organic certification.
>This comment appeared on the list that has caused me a great deal of
>angst...since it mentioned soil must be tested for some 300 chemicals etc.!
American Growers Foods may require tests for 300 chemicals, but not many
organic certifiers actually test. Organic Crop Improvement Association
(OCIA) certification is recognized internationally and only requires that
no forbidden (their list) substances have been used in the three years
prior to certification. There are several choices of organic certifiers.
Your selection depends upon what, how and where you will market as
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