Biopesticide & Organics External Links

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Biological Products Industry Alliance promotes the responsible development of safe and effective biological products including biopesticides and biostimulants.

EPA defines what a biopesticide is in the United States and allows for registration of new active ingredients. The Biopesticide and Pollution Prevention Division (BPPD) evaluates applications for biopesticide registration.

eXtension is a part of the cooperative extension system that provides news about agricultural issues, innovation and impacts. They provide educational webinars and work with eOrganic. Growers can ask an expert about organic related problems.

eOrganic is the organic agriculture community of practice with eXtension. Their mission is to foster a research and outreach community, engage farmers and agriculture professionals through trainings and publications, and support research and outreach projects.

The National Organic Program (NOP) is a regulatory program housed within the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. They are responsible for developing national standards for organically-produced agricultural products.

Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) supports organic integrity by developing clear information and guidance about materials, so that producers know which products are appropriate for organic operations. When companies apply, OMRI reviews their products against the organic standards.