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OCCP OrgCert Oregon Tilth (OTCO) Manure Management Recommended: Off Farm manure allowed; even Composted Manure from conventional farming produced on farm; operations; Restricted: Manure Uncomposted may only be used in conjunction manure stacked and w/ other soil-building methods; aged for 6 months; Manure must be stored in such Green manures; a way that it cannot Sheet compost for contaminate surface or ground crops not for human water; Manure application must consumption or that not exceed “agronomic won't be harvested application rate” (The amount of for 4 months nutrients in the manure must Restricted: Raw meet or be less than the manure (Must be requirements of the crop); No used in correct application of manure when conditions); Off-Farm ground is frozen, snow-covered Manure; Mushroom or saturated; Prohibited: No compost Prohibited: application of manure when Manure from ground is frozen, snow-covered Intensive Livestock or saturated; no biosolids or Operations (ILO); human waste (p68) Municipal or industrial sewage and biosolids; Raw manure used under improper conditions. Farm Verified Organic USDA National Organic Quality Assurance Program International (Standard 2.06) Required: Raw The producer must manure may be used on crops for non- manage plant and animal human consumption; or applied 3-4 materials to maintain or months before harvest depending on improve soil organic whether manure comes in contact with matter content in a edible portion of the plant. Manure manner that does not shall not be used in excess of the contribute to amount of nutrients that would be contamination of crops, naturally-occuring in a field were it to soil, or water by plant be managed as a self-sufficient nutrients, pathogenic livestock holding. Detailed record organisms, heavy metals, keeping required as well as detailed or residues of prohibited plans for use of hard-to-compost substances. Plant and materials like slurry (liquid hog waste) animal materials include Restricted: Slurry must be approved raw animal manure, and possibly tested. Prohibited: composted plant and Municipal sludge, manure storage animal materials, and methods that leak nutrients into uncomposted plant atmosphere or ground; poultry manure materials. Raw animal collection methods that create nitrogen manure must either be sinks. composted, applied to land used for a crop not intended for human consumption, or incorporated into the soil at least 90 days before harvesting an edible product that does not come into contact with the soil. Manure from ILO ok. Organic Crop Improvement European Union Association International Manure shall not be used in excess of The fertility and the biological activity of the amount of nutrients that would be the soil must be maintained or increased, naturally-occuring in a field were it to be where appropriate, by: (a)cultivation of managed as a self-sufficient livestock legumes, green manures or deep-rooting holding. Fresh, aerated, anaerobic, or plants in an appropriate multiannual "sheet composted" manures only on rotation programme; (b)incorporation in perennials or crops not for human the soil of organic material, composted or consumption or applied at least four not, from holdings producing according to months before harvesting a crop for the rules of this Regulation. Pending the human consumption (esp. nitrate adoption of common technical rules accumulators). Sewage sludge and concerning organic livestock production, septic waste are prohibited. as well as by-products from livestock farming, such anything containing human waste. as farmyard manure, may be used if they Composted food and forestry by- come from livestock holdings respecting products which are free of contaminants existing national rules or, in the absence are allowed thereof, internationally recognized practices concerning organic livestock production. IFOAM 4.4.5. Manures containing human excrement (faeces and urine) shall not be used on vegetation for human consumption, except where all sanitation requirements are met. Certification body/ standardising organisation shall establish sanitation requirements and procedures shall be in place, which prevent transmission of pests, parasites and infectious agents.