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New to organic certification or looking to become certified and not sure where to start? You might find these FAQ topics most useful:
The National Organic Program has always allowed organic certification of hydroponic and container-based system. CCOF Certification Services (CCOF CS) has been certifying some form of substrate systems for decades. Container-based production for some crops like berries and tomatoes is growing in popularity in arid regions of California and Mexico because these systems have water-saving and...
Most people think of hydroponic as an indoor system where roots are suspended in water. However, these systems are rare in organic production. Most systems broadly referred to as hydroponic use substrate and the majority operate with natural light. The NOP does not define hydroponic versus other types of container systems, so CCOF Certification Services broadly uses the term “container-based...