7 CFR 205.204 - Seeds and planting stock practice standard.

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§ 205.204 Seeds and planting stockpractice standard.

(a) The producer must use organically grown seeds, annual seedlings, and planting stock: Except, That,

(1) Nonorganically produced, untreated seeds and planting stock may be used to produce an organiccrop when an equivalent organically produced variety is not commercially available: Except, That, organically produced seed must be used for the production of edible sprouts;

(2) Nonorganically produced seeds and planting stock that have been treated with a substance included on the National List of synthetic substances allowed for use in organiccrop production may be used to produce an organiccrop when an equivalent organically produced or untreated variety is not commercially available;

(3) Nonorganically produced annual seedlings may be used to produce an organiccrop when a temporary variance has been granted in accordance with § 205.290(a)(2);

(4) Nonorganically produced planting stock to be used to produce a perennial crop may be sold, labeled, or represented as organically produced only after the planting stock has been maintained under a system of organic management for a period of no less than 1 year; and

(5) Seeds, annual seedlings, and planting stock treated with prohibited substances may be used to produce an organiccrop when the application of the materials is a requirement of Federal or State phytosanitary regulations.

(b) [Reserved]

Title 7 published on 2015-08-22

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 7 CFR Part 205 after this date.

  • 2016-08-30; vol. 81 # 168 - Tuesday, August 30, 2016
    1. 81 FR 59521 - National Organic Program: Notice of Interim Instruction on Material Review
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      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Agricultural Marketing Service
      Notice of availability of interim instruction with request for comments.
      To ensure that NOP considers your comment on this interim instruction before it begins work on the final version, submit written comments on the interim instruction by October 31, 2016.
      7 CFR Part 205
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  • 2016-08-03; vol. 81 # 149 - Wednesday, August 3, 2016
    1. 81 FR 51075 - National Organic Program (NOP); Sunset 2016 Amendments to the National List
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      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Agricultural Marketing Service
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: This rule is effective on September 12, 2016.
      7 CFR Part 205