SEC. 69-47-9. Crops certified as "organic" only after 3 years since use of pesticides and fertilizers; "transition to organic" certification.
(1) The department may certify a crop as organic only if harvest occurs at least three (3) years after the most recent use of a prohibited pesticide and at least three (3) years after the most recent use of a prohibited fertilizer.
(2) Farmers, growers or producers may be certified as "transition to organic" within the three-year period required for being certified as organic pursuant to subsection (1) of the section. A "transition to organic" certification shall not exceed three (3) consecutive years for the same farm unit.
SOURCES: Laws, 2000, ch. 600, § 5, SB2559,
eff from and after July 1, 2000.