Inspection

Crop Management

Do you experience weed problems?

Do you use weed control methods?

Photo evidence

Do you keep a record of how often you utilize weed control methods?

Do you use restricted weed management strategies?

Restricted weed management strategies utilized

Is the mulch removed at the end of the growing or harvest season?

Why?

Is the corn genetically modified?

What verification do you have?

Areas where soap-based herbicides are used

Do you use paper with glossy or colored inks?

Do you keep a record of how often you utilize weed control methods?

Do you monitor the effectiveness of your weed management program?

How often do you conduct weed monitoring?

Specify

Rate the effectiveness of your weed management program

Do you experience pest problems?

Do you work with a pest control advisor?

Name

Contact Number

Do you use strategies to control pest damage to crops?

Photo evidence

Do you keep a record of how often you utilize pest control methods?

Pest Control Product

Name

Type

Status

Describe compliance with NOP rule annotation

Do you monitor the effectiveness of your pest management program?

How often do you conduct pest monitoring?

Specify

Rate the effectiveness of your pest management program

Do you experience crop disease problems?

Do you use disease prevention strategies?

Photo evidence
Disease Control Product

Name

Type

Status

Describe compliance with NOP rule annotation

Do you monitor the effectiveness of your disease management program?

How often do you conduct disease monitoring?

Specify

Rate the effectiveness of your disease management program

Maintenance of Organic Integrity

Do you use safeguards to prevent accidental contamination?

Photo evidence

Have you posted "No Spray" signs along roadsides that adjoin organic fields?

Do any fields or portions of fields flood frequently?

Which fields?

Do you monitor for crop contamination?

How often do you conduct crop contamination monitoring?

Specify

Do you grow the same crops organically, as well as in transition, and/or conventionally?

Are all equipment used in organic crop production free of non-organic crops and prohibited materials?

Equipment

Name

Type

Used on?

How is this equipment cleaned before use on organic fields?

Photo evidence

Is your equipment maintained so that fuel, oil and hydraulic fluid do not leak?

Do you use a sprayer?

What type?

Did you purchase it:

Could any equipment you use have been contaminated by previous uses?

Describe

How do you harvest organic crops?

Are any organic crops custom harvested?

Name

Address
Containers used for harvesting

Specify

Are containers new or used?

What did they contain prior to organic use?

Are the containers used for organic crops only?

Is there potential contamination or commingling problems with your harvest of organic crops?

Is the processing area and equipment used for both organic and non-organic products?

Steps taken to prevent commingling and contamination

Does packaging present any contamination problems for your organic products?

What are they?

Types of packaging material used

Specify

Form of finished products shipped

Specify

Do you have areas for organic storage?

Storage Area

Storage ID#

Type of Storage

Capacity / Size

Crop stored

Crop Type

Do you clean storage units prior to storage of organic crops?

Photo evidence

Do you prevent/control insect pests in crop storage areas?

Are any stored crop inputs used or planned for use on organic crops?

Input and retain labels

Who is responsible for arranging transportation of organic products?

Specify

Describe how organic products are transported.

Are there potential contamination or commingling problems with the transport of organic crops?

Steps taken to protect the integrity of organic products during transport
Recordkeeping System
Records you keep for organic production

Specify

How long do you keep these records?

Do you keep records for conventional production?

Which of the following records do you keep for conventional production?

Specify

Types of Marketing

Specify

Do you use (or plan) to use the USDA organic seal on product labels or market information?

Attach copy of organic product label

Do you use (or plan )to use the seal of the certifying agent on product labels or market information?

Attach copy of organic product label
Completion

Additional Observations

Employee's Name & Signature
Operator's Name & Signature