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Seaweed
Allowed
Livestock Feed Ingredients
Nonsynthetic
Kelp must be organic. See also AQUATIC PLANT PRODUCTS. See Glossary for definition of "seaweed" and "kelp."
205.237(a)
Seaweed and Seaweed Products
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments, Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Nonsynthetic
Nonsynthetic and not prohibited or synthetic and allowed. See also AQUATIC PLANT PRODUCTS listings and GROWTH REGULATORS FOR PLANTS. See Glossary for definition of "seaweed."
205.105 & 205.601(j)(1)
Seaweed, Pacific Kombu
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Agricultural
Nonorganic Pacific Kombu seaweed may be used in processed products labeled as ‘Made with Organic [specified ingredients]’ provided that the nonorganic Pacific Kombu seaweed is not claimed to be organic. Nonorganic Pacific Kombu seaweed may also be used in or on processed products labeled as ‘organic’ only when the certifier determines that the ingredient is not commercially available in an organic form and that it meets the requirements of 205.301(b) and 205.301(f) of the NOP Rule.
Seed Treatments
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments, Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Nonsynthetic
Nonsynthetic materials such as microbial products, kelp, yucca, gypsum, and various clays. See also MINED MINERALS – UNPROCESSED.
205.105
Seed Treatments
Prohibited
Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
Prohibited when the treatments are synthetic and not on the National List. Includes all synthetic pesticides and any synthetic materials not explicitly listed, plastic polymer pelletization, and genetically modified sources of seed.
205.105(a)
Seed Treatments
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic/Nonsynthetic
Nonsynthetic seed treatments that are not specifically prohibited and synthetic seed treatments on the National List at 205.601 may be used if the requirements of 205.206(e) are met.
205.204(a)(2) & 205.206(e)
Selenium
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Feed Ingredients, Livestock Health Care
Synthetic/Nonsynthetic
May be derived from selenium yeast, sodium selenate or sodium selenite. May not be fed in amounts above those needed for adequate nutrition and health maintenance for the species at its specific stage in life.
205.237(a), 205.237(b)(2) & 205.603(d)(2) Feed additive & 205.238(c)(1).
Selenium Yeast
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Feed Ingredients
Nonsynthetic
Yeast that is grown on selenium-rich media. May not be fed in amounts about those needed for adequate nutrition and health maintenance for the species at its specific stage in life.
Semiochemicals
Allowed
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Nonsynthetic
May be used as a pesticide if the requirements of 205.206(e) are met. See also PHEROMONES.
205.206(e) & 205.601(f)
Sewage Sludge
Prohibited
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Synthetic
Also called biosolids. See Glossary for definition of "sewage sludge."
205.105(g) & 205.203(e)(2)
Shellac, Orange – Unbleached
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Agricultural
Nonorganic sources may be used in or on processed products labeled as “organic” only when not commercially available in organic form. See AGRICULTURAL INGREDIENTS – NONORGANIC for more information on the use of nonorganic agricultural ingredients.
205.301(b),(c),(f) & 205.606(s)
Silage Treatments
Allowed
Livestock Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic/Nonsynthetic
Includes fermentation aids, preservatives, and microbial inoculants. May not be directly fed to animals. Must be labeled for silage treatment purposes. May contain non-organic agricultural ingredients, allowed nonsynthetic ingredients and synthetic ingredients listed on 205.603 for feed purposes. See also INOCULANTS.
Silica – mineral suspensions
Prohibited
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic
205.105(a)
Silicon Dioxide
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
Permitted as a defoamer. Allowed for other uses when organic rice hulls are not commercially available. Silicon dioxide is also known as amorphous silica (Food Chemicals Codex) and can be further characterized as either wet process forms (including precipitated silica, silica gel, and hydrous silica) or anhydrous forms, which includes colloidal (fumed) silica. Anhydrous forms are commonly used as anti-caking agents.
205.605(b)
Silicon Dioxide – nonsynthetic
Allowed
Livestock Feed Ingredients
Nonsynthetic
205.237(a)
Silicon Dioxide – synthetic
Prohibited
Livestock Feed Ingredients
Synthetic
205.105(a)
Silicone
Prohibited
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
See also SILICON DIOXIDE.
205.105(c) [General prohibition]
Slurry
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
See also MANURE, RAW – UNCOMPOSTED.
205.203(c)(1) Raw animal manure.
Smoke Flavoring
Allowed
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Nonagricultural
See also FLAVORS – NONSYNTHETIC and YEAST, SMOKED. The handler must document in the Organic System Plan that the smoke flavoring used is produced using a nonsynthetic process that does not use synthetic processing aids or additives.
205.605(a)
Soap
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
Not listed under 205.603 as allowed for direct animal contact. May be used for disinfecting facilities or for food contact surfaces, provided measures are taken to prevent contact of the organic livestock and organically produced products or ingredients with the substance used. See also CLEANING AGENTS listings.
205.238(a)(3)
Soap
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Sanitizers and Cleaners
Synthetic Nonagricultural
Considered to meet the requirements under 205.105(c) provided measures are taken to prevent contact of the organically produced products or ingredients with the substance used. See also WAX listings.
205.105(c)
Soap – ammonium
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic
May be used as a large animal repellent and must not have contact with crop or soil. May be used as insecticidal and herbicidal soap according to 205.601(a)(7), (b)(1) and (e)(8). When used as an herbicide may only be used for farmstead maintenance (roadways, ditches, right of ways, building perimeters) and ornamental crops. May only be used if the requirements of 205.206(e) are met.
205.206(e) & 205.601(a)(7), (b)(1) & (e)(8)
Soap – equipment cleaner
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
May be used as equipment cleaner, provided equipment is rinsed before contact with crops or soil. Considered to meet requirements under 205.105 provided there is no crop or soil contact. See also EQUIPMENT CLEANERS FOR FARMS. See Glossary for definition of "soap."
205.105
Soap – pesticide
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic
May only be used as an algicide/demosser, herbicide or insecticide if the requirements of 205.206(e) are met. When used as an herbicide may only be used for farmstead maintenance (roadways, ditches, right of ways, building perimeters) and ornamental crops. See Glossary for definition of "soap" and "pesticide."
205.601(a)(7), 205.601(b)(1) & 205.601(e)(8) As herbicides, weed barriers, as applicable… Herbicides, soap-based. As insecticides (including acaricides or mite control)… Soaps, insecticidal.
Soda
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Nonsynthetic
Sodium carbonate, also known as soda ash. Unprocessed mined sources are allowed. Synthetic sources are prohibited.
205.203(d)(3) A mined substance of low solubility.
Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
For use only as a leavening agent.
205.605(b)
Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Feed Ingredients, Livestock Health Care
Synthetic/Nonsynthetic
Source of phosphate. See also MINERALS listings.
205.237(a), 205.237(b)(2) & 205.603(d)(2)
Sodium Alginate
Allowed
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
205.605(b)
Sodium Aluminum Phosphate
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Feed Ingredients, Livestock Health Care
Synthetic/Nonsynthetic
Source of phosphate and sodium. See also MINERALS listings.
205.237(a), 205.237(b)(2) & 205.603(d)(2)
Sodium Benzoate
Prohibited
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
205.105(c)
Sodium Bicarbonate
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments, Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Nonsynthetic
See also MINED MINERALS – UNPROCESSED.
205.105
Sodium Bicarbonate
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Feed Ingredients, Livestock Health Care
Nonsynthetic
Source of sodium. May not be fed in amounts above those needed for adequate nutrition and health maintenance for the species at its specific stage in life. See also MINERALS listings.
205.105, 205.237(a) & 205.237(b)(2)
Sodium Bicarbonate
Allowed
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Nonagricultural
205.605(a)
Sodium Bicarbonate – pesticide
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Nonsynthetic
For use as a pest lure, repellent, or as part of a trap, or as a disease control. May be used for other pesticidal purposes only if the requirements of 205.206(e) are met. See Glossary for definition of "pesticide."
205.105, 205.206(b)(3), 205.206(d)(2) & 205.206(e)
Sodium Carbonate
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Feed Ingredients, Livestock Health Care
Nonsynthetic
Source of sodium. May not be fed in amounts above those needed for adequate nutrition and health maintenance for the species at its specific stage in life. See also MINERALS listings.
205.105, 205.237(a) & 205.237(b)(2)
Sodium Carbonate
Allowed
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Nonagricultural
205.605(a)
Sodium Carbonate Peroxyhydrate
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic
(CAS #–15630–89–4)—Federal law restricts the use of this substance in food crop production to approved food uses identified on the product label. May only be used as a pesticide if the requirements of 205.206(e) are met.
Sodium Chlorate
Prohibited
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic
205.105(a)
Sodium Chloride
Allowed
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments, Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Nonsynthetic
Nonsynthetic sources only.
205.105
Sodium Chloride
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Nonsynthetic
For use as a pest lure, repellent, or as part of a trap, or as a disease control. May be used for other pesticidal purposes only if the requirements of 205.206(e) are met.
205.105, 205.206(b)(3), 205.206(d)(2) & 205.206(e)
Sodium Chloride
Allowed
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Nonsynthetic Nonagricultural
See also SALT. Exempt from ingredient percentage calculations. Must not contain materials such as prohibited flowing agents or whiteners.
205.270, 205.301 & 205.302
Sodium Citrate
Allowed
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids
Synthetic Nonagricultural
205.605(b)
Sodium Fluoaluminate
Prohibited
Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic/Nonsynthetic
Also known as cryolite. Natural (nonsynthetic) forms are rare.
205.105(a) & 205.602(f) Nonsynthetic substances prohibited for use in organic crop production… Sodium fluoaluminate (mined).
Sodium Hydroxide
Prohibited
Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
Synthetic
May not be used for crop fertility or other uses not expressly mentioned. See SODIUM HYDROXIDE.
205.105(a)
Sodium Hydroxide
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Management Tools and Production Aids, Crop Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Synthetic
May be used as both an adjuvant or inert ingredient in combination with active pesticidal ingredients [excluding 25(b) exempt pesticides]. See also INERTS – LIST 4. May also be used to produce aquatic plant extracts; solvent amount used is limited to that amount necessary for extraction. See also AQUATIC PLANT PRODUCTS – SYNTHETICALLY EXTRACTED.
205.601(m) & 205.601(j)(1)
Sodium Hydroxide
Allowed with Restrictions
Processing Non-agricultural Ingredients and Processing Aids, Processing Sanitizers and Cleaners
Synthetic Nonagricultural
May not be used in lye peeling of fruits and vegetables.
205.605(b)
Sodium Hypochlorite
Allowed with Restrictions
Crop Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
See also CHLORINE MATERIALS.
205.601(a)(2)(iii)
Sodium Hypochlorite
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Management Tools and Production Aids
Synthetic
See also CHLORINE MATERIALS.
205.603(a)(7)
Sodium Iodate
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Feed Ingredients, Livestock Health Care
Synthetic/Nonsynthetic
Source of iodine. See also MINERALS listings.
205.237(a), 205.237(b)(2) & 205.603(d)(2)
Sodium Iodide
Allowed with Restrictions
Livestock Feed Ingredients, Livestock Health Care
Synthetic/Nonsynthetic
Source of iodine. See also MINERALS listings.
205.237(a), 205.237(b)(2) & 205.603(d)(2)