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Organic Production

Organic agriculture involves much more than simply avoiding chemical pesticides, chemical fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic production is a holistic approach that aims to optimize the productivity and health of the entire agro-ecosystem, including soil organisms, plants, livestock and people.

OMAFRA offers a number of resources on organic production:

In addition, take a look at Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers.

You don't need to be certified to apply organic techniques. For tips on improving your soil, managing pests and weeds and rotating your crops, see the Canadian Organic Growers' The Organic Backyard: A Guide to Applying Organic Farming Practices to Your Home or Community Garden.

Associations

Canadian Organic Growers
Ecological Farmers of Ontario
Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada

Regulations

Canadian Food Inspection Agency's Organic Products


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca


Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 28 January 2011
Last Reviewed: 15 January 2016