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Acceptable & Unacceptable Products in an Organic Program

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TEXAS ORGANIC RESEARCH CENTER (TORC) LIST OF ACCEPTABLE AND UNACCEPTABLE PRODUCTS FOR ORGANIC PRODUCTION
 

In general, toxic synthetic pesticides are specifically prohibited, i.e., neurotoxins including all carbamates, organophosphates, pyrethroids, organochlorines and all products containing piperonyl butoxide (PBO). Certain toxic organic pesticides such as pyrethrum are also excluded.
 

A. ACCEPTABLE FERTILIZERS AND SOIL AMENDMENTS:

  • AZOMITE MINERAL PRODUCTS​​
  • BLACK KOW 
  • GOOD NATURED PRODUCTS 
  • GREENSENSE PRODUCTS
  • ​MAESTRO-GRO PRODUCTS

Garrett Juice Pro

Rose Gro

Texas Tee

Tree Trunk Goop

  • MAXICROP PRODUCTS

  • MEDINA PRODUCTS (Except those containing synthetic fertilizers)

Grow'in Green Organic Granular Fertilizer

Medina Micronutrients

Garrett Juice Plus

Horticultural Molasses

HuMate Liquid Humus

Liquid Seaweed

  • NATURE'S GUIDE

B. MICROBE PRODUCTS

  • BIO S.I. PRODUCTS

  • PLANT SUCCESS

Mycorrhizal Granular

Root Dip Gel

 

C. ACCEPTABLE GENERIC DRY PRODUCTS
 

Bat guano

Blood meal

Bone meal

Corn gluten meal (60% protein or 9-0-0 analysis)

Coffee grounds

Compost

Compost tea

Corn meal

Cottonseed meal

Decomposed granite

Diatomaceous earth (natural freshwater)

Dry molasses

Cedar products

Earthworm castings

Fish hydrolysate and fishmeal

Greensand

Gypsum

Horticultural corn meal

Humates and humic acid

Lava sand

Molasses, dry

Kelp meal

Lava sand

Rabbit manure

Rhizofuel

Rock phosphate

Seaweed meal

Soy meal

Sul-Po-Mag

Wheat bran products

Whole ground cornmeal

Zeolite


D. ACCEPTABLE BASIC LIQUID PRODUCTS
 

Apple Cider vinegar

Compost tea

Fish hydrolysate (liquid fish)

Garrett Juice mix

Humic acid

Molasses, liquid

Seaweed

Vinegar (apple cider and other fruit-based products)
 

We used to allow "bridge" or "transition" products that contain synthetic ingredients but no longer believe that is acceptable for organic programs. They are certainly better than pure synthetic products. Some garden centers have their own private label products. Most of those are very good but be sure to read labels and ask questions.

 

E. UNACCEPTABLE GENERIC FERTILIZER PRODUCTS

Ammonium nitrate

Ammonium sulfate

Biosolids products

BR-61

Ironite

Osmocote

Peters 20-20-20

Scott's Miracle Gro products

Sewer sludge and biosolids products

Superthrive

Synthetic fertilizers

Synthetic growth regulators

Synthetic weed and feed fertilizers

Urea

And all other synthetic fertilizers

 


F. ACCEPTABLE ORGANIC/NATURAL PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS

  • AGRALAWN CRABGRASS KILLER
  • BIOSAFE SYSTEMS
  • SUMMIT

Bactimos briquettes

Baking soda

Beneficial insects

Beneficial nematodes

BioWash

Bioblast

Biological products

Bonide mosquito granulars

Bora-Care

Borate Products

Boric acid

Bt products

Bti products

Cedarcide products

Cinnamon products

Citrex

Citric acid products

Citrus products

Clove oil

Cornmeal products

AgraLawn Crabgrass Killer

D-Limonene

Deer Scam

Diatomaceous earth (natural)

Eco PCO D

Eco PCO Exempt

Eugene oil

Essentria Granular Insecticide

Garlic tea products

Garlic pepper tea

Glue Traps

Horticultural Oil

Hydrogen peroxide

Insecticidal soap

Live Traps

Mole Scram

Monterrey herbicidal soap

Mosquito dunks

Neem

Niban (Without PBO)

Orange Oil

Pepper products (red and black)

Potassium bicarbonate

Rabbit Scram

Sluggo Snail & Slug

Spinosad

Summit Mosquito Bits

Summit Mosquito Dunks

Surround WP

Sycthe

Tim-Bor

Vinegar products (from grain alcohol, not from 99% glacial acetic acid).

 

G. UNACCEPTABLE PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS

2,4-D

Acetic acid (petroleum based)

Amdro

Atrazine

Bayleton

Bayer products

BHA

BHT

Broadleaf herbicides

Clopyralid

Copper products

Daconil

Diazinon

DSMA

Dursban

Ethoxyquin

Finale

Fipronyl products

Funginex

Glyphosate products

Grazon

Ironite

Manage

Merit

MSMA

Orthene

Orthonex

PBO

Pendimethalin

Picloram

Piperonyl butoxide

Pyrethroid products

Pyrethrin

Pyrethrum

Rapid Gro

Rotenone

Round Up

Sabadilla

Silica Gel

SU herbicides

Synthetic fungicides

Vinegar made form glacial acetic acid

And all other toxic synthetic products.


 

 

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