Pesticide Free Failure | Tech Terra Environmental – YouTube
Call it Pesticide Free, Safe for the Environment but when you need to get rid of the weeds use Synthetic Pesticides and call it an Emergency Non-organic Rescue Treatment. Nobody will know the difference.
To meet USDA NOP certification requirements for crop production, organic farmers are prohibited from applying non-conforming substances to the land for three years before the harvest of an organic crop. This requirement, albeit rigorous, preserves the integrity of products labeled organic and drastically contrasts with a recent effort to develop standards for organic land care (including lawns) that allows applications of non-organic materials under an ‘Emergency Non-Organic Rescue Treatment’ provision. The standards, developed by Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), emphasize that emergency non-organic rescue treatments must be rare, must only be undertaken as a last resort, and must be approved by the client (www.organiclandcare.net/accreditation/standards).
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Join me for Organic Land Care Chat Fridays from 1-2PM EST TODAY via NOFA Organic Land Care Program tele-conference line. Just dial 605-475-4000 with access code of 351392#
I'll speak with friend and fellow AOLCP, Barry Draycott, President of Tech Terra Environmentalhttp://www.techterraenvironmental.com/ about eco-friendly#organiclawn and tree solutions!
His company works to design Plant Health Care Programs with the soil in mind. He also provides organic options to control weeds and insects, if required. He is a believer that an organic lawn has the power to outshine a conventionally treated lawns!
He is also a member of the working group for the Rutgers Organic Land Care Professional Course. We look forward to all your great questions! I look forward to you joining uw on the call to grow the organic land care movement in your local community!
Bernadette will be presenting on the OLC Principles and Procedures. Attendees of the Mid Atlantic Course will:
- Learn about the precautionary principle
- Be able to apply the basic principles on which the NOFA Standards are based
- Know what is required for NOFA accreditation
- Distinguish appropriately among practices and materials that are Preferred, Allowed, or Prohibited
- Follow the appropriate procedures for Emergency Non-organic Rescue Treatment provision in the standards if needed, and know that it is to be used rarely and that records of its use must be kept and will be reviewed.