Plant production


Plant production.

Organic agriculture aims to minimize external inputs, preserving the natural fertility of the soil and making the most of natural mechanisms and balances.
Single-crop plantations, hydroponic and landless crops are prohibited.
Organic farming protects biodiversity and soil fertility by resorting to extensive and extensive rotations and crop succession that always include the cultivation of legumes and green manure.

It prefers all the techniques of mechanical cultivation and favors autochthonous varieties which are naturally resistant to pests and diseases.

Intervene only in case of need with natural organic fertilizers and soil conditioners and some natural rocks, natural defense products (sulfur, copper, pyrethrum oils and plant extracts, etc.), biological control techniques (antagonist insects, sexual confusion, etc.) .)

Organic farming strictly prohibits the use of mineral fertilizers, systemic pesticides and all chemical synthesis herbicides and pesticides.

The use of GMOs is also forbidden in the production of technical means, fertilizers and pesticides used in the fields.

During the start-up phase, a two-year conversion period is required for annual or forage crops and three years for multi-year fruit crops.

The competent Authority can accept retroactive recognition of the conversion period when the application of the biological method is proven even in periods prior to notification and entry into the control system.

The following company records must be promptly updated at the company: purchase card, crop operations card and sales form. These records can also be made available through company registers and software.



Notification of production activity.
With the organic method to the competent authority through the Biological Information System (SIB) or similar regional systems. The operator declares the type of activity, the productive units and the chains of activities subjected to the control. The agricultural companies declare all the land carried out with biological and conversion or conventional methods. The livestock typology and consistency is also declared for livestock productions.

Initial evaluation of the production process.
The operator presents a management plan in order to describe all the measures it intends to take to comply with the organic requirements related to the activity conducted. Farms with conventional or cultured risk crops define precautionary measures to prevent contamination caused by treatments on conventional crops. In the case of parallel cultivation, it has a total maximum five-year conversion plan.

Start inspection audit.
To verify the correct application and effectiveness of the declared measures of the management plan and other related documents. The suitability of the structures and the correct management of the company production processes in relation to the requisites required by the European legislation for the various sectors of activity is also assessed.

Issue of the Justificatory Document and Certificate of Conformity.
Based on the information and data collected in the assessment and verification process. The Certificate of Conformity shows the list of certified products and their classification based on the “organic” or “in conversion” production method.

Annual monitoring.
Through periodic inspections and analyzes planned on the basis of a careful risk analysis, aimed at confirming the maintenance of the compliance conditions and the punctual and correct keeping of the obligatory registrations required for control purposes.