Any independent individual who wishes to grow crops organically.
Transition to Organic production-Annuals require a period of 24 months before sowing, perennials require 36 months.
Organic seeds and planting material are allowed.
If organic source unavailable, chemically untreated seeds, planting materials can be used after permission from CB.
Manure from organic animal husbandry.
Soil management shall be by use of green manures, on-farm inputs, intercrop, crop rotation.
Those organic or mineral fertilizers that are brought in shall be as per Standard requirements.
All GMOs, synthetic nitrogenous fertilisers are prohibited.
Sewage sludge, growth regulators are prohibited
Physical barriers, buffer zones, roadside buffers, and sign boards on organic farm-Prevent commingling and/or contamination.
Use of preventive cultural techniques which limit the development of pests, fostering of insect predators are encouraged
Products used for pest, disease and weed management, prepared at the farm from local plants, animals and microorganisms are allowed.
The use of synthetic herbicides, fungicides, growth regulators, synthetic dyes insecticides and other pesticides are prohibited. Permitted products for plant pest and disease control shall be as per standard requirements.