Organic Agriculture and Pesticide Drift. Michael L. White and Kathleen Delate. Modified by Georgia Agriculture Education Curriculum Office June 2002. What is organic agriculture?.
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Michael L. White and
Modified by Georgia Agriculture Education Curriculum Office
“Organic agriculture uses naturally occurring amendments for fertilization and pest control. Fields must be free from synthetic fertilizers and pesticides for a minimum of 3 years. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) are not allowed. Animals grown organically feed on organic grains and pasture. Synthetic hormones or antibiotics are restricted. The foods are processed, packaged and distributed without the use of synthetic pesticides, artificial preservatives or irradiation.”
Cropping records for a minimum of 3 yrs, preferably 5 yrs.
Field or farm organic for past 3 years
Organic farm plan
Use a crop rotation 3 out of 4 years
Audit trail of production, input, harvest, storage, sales and transportationCertification
Source: Herbicide Spray Drift, NDSU Extension
Chief, Pesticide Bureau
Iowa Dept. of Ag & Land Stewardship
Henry A. Wallace Building
Des Moines, IA 50319