Organic certification of pesticides: From philosophy to practice

Nancy M. Ostiguy

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Abstract

Organic agriculture, like all human activities, is practiced in a way that is consistent with a philosophical point of view. Scientific data are used to determine if materials, including those with pesticidal properties, are consistent with a belief system that places a high value on biodiversity and the enhancement of biological cycles and soil biological activity. How me USDA National Organic Program incorporates these beliefs is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCrop Protection Products for Organic Agriculture
Subtitle of host publicationEnvironmental, Health, and Efficacy Assessment
EditorsAllan Felsot, Kenneth Racke
Pages34-44
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 18 2007

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
Volume947
ISSN (Print)0097-6156

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Ostiguy, N. M. (2007). Organic certification of pesticides: From philosophy to practice. In A. Felsot, & K. Racke (Eds.), Crop Protection Products for Organic Agriculture: Environmental, Health, and Efficacy Assessment (pp. 34-44). (ACS Symposium Series; Vol. 947).