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January 29, 2018

Commingling and contamination prevention

All certified organic operations “must implement measures necessary to prevent the commingling of organic and non-organic products and protect organic products from contact with prohibited...

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June 4, 2013 | Source: Oregon Tilth, USDA NRCS East and West National Technology Support Centers | Format: Webinar

Organic Cover Cropping and Intercropping

This webinar covers using cover crops in organic cropping systems, incorporating winter and summer cover crops into a rotation, and matching cover crops to specific production and conservation...

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January 30, 2018

Farms with organic and non-organic crops

Farmers are eligible to produce both organic and non-organic crops on their operation. However, it is critical that you are able to clearly demonstrate and document that no commingling or...

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January 30, 2018

Activities covered by crop certification

Your organic crop certification covers simple processing and handling of on-farm produced crops. Farms that produce a finished multi-ingredient processed product using more than organic agricultural...

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December 1, 2017

Add a new species of livestock

Adding a new species requires a review and updates, when appropriate, of your Organic System Plan (OSP) to accurately reflect your livestock operation’s activities. Adding avian species Adding...

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January 29, 2018

Requirements

Your recordkeeping system demonstrates where promise and practice meet for compliance. The annual inspection reviews every aspect — from weed management to contamination prevention — of organic...

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January 31, 2018

Add crop land to my certification

To add land to an existing certificate, the following is required: Completion of a C2 form (and possibly a land transfer form) Parcel identification Parcel geographic location (address, township,...

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January 29, 2018

Crop audit

Organic inspectors are required to conduct at least one complete audit trail exercise at each inspection. The audit trail evaluates your recordkeeping system as well as activities for traceability...

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May 28, 2015 | Source: Oregon Tilth | Format: Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned: Nutrient Management

Sauvie Island Organics is a 25-acre fresh vegetable farm – certified by Oregon Tilth since 2009 – located 15 miles from the hubbub of downtown Portland. Farm manager Scott Latham and the farm...

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