MCIA programs are designed to help clients maximize value in four main areas.
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Organic Crop Certification
Organic crop production is a farming production system developed by the farmer to comply with the standards set out in the National Organic Program (NOP). It is farming designed to respond to site-specific conditions by integrating cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. (NOP §205.2) Soil fertility must be managed through rotation, cultural practices and application of approved inputs. (NOP §205.203) Weeds, pests, and diseases must be managed through approved methods such as crop rotation, sanitation, cultural practices, mowing, mulching, grazing, increasing beneficial predators and parasites, and application of approved products. (NOP §205.206)
To be certified, crops must be produced on land that meets the requirements of NOP §205.202. The land must have had no prohibited substance applied to it for a period of 36 months immediately preceding harvest. Organic seed and planting stock must be used to grow your crops when they are commercially available. No genetically modified seed is allowed and only approved seed treatments are permitted.
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