IR-4 assists the organic industry! The National Organic Standards Board voted to recommend to the National Organic Program (NOP) to permit Polyoxin D Zinc Salt in organic crop production. IR-4 submitted a letter of support for this purpose to Cindy Smith of Kaken Pharmaceutical Co. The next step will be the NOP decision, first as a proposed rule and later as a final rule in the Federal Register. Given the large public comment in support, permission for organic use is anticipated.