Organic Grower Resources

Resources For Producers

Organic production is knowledge-intensive. Today’s organic farmers have an ever-increasing number of resources to help continually improve their production practices. Remember that Sylvite Agri-Services’ staff and specialists are always available to help advise on production and management practices suited to your specific farming operation.

Our Organic Partners

Sylvite Agri-Services works with a number of seed and input suppliers in order to offer organic producers a full range of agronomically-proven seeds, soil amendments, and crop production aids. Our goal is to offer convenient, “one-stop shopping” for organic growers.

  • Eco-Tea™
  • Tek-Mac Enterprises
  • Speare Seeds
  • AEF Global

Organic Standards

Complete information on the regulation of organic products in Canada is available on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website. The Canadian Organic Standards are composed of two parts:

CAN/CGSB 32.310 – Organic Production Systems – General Principles and Management Standards CAN/CGSB 32.311 – Organic Production Systems – Permitted Substances Lists

In addition, the Standards Interpretation Committee is responsible for answering questions related to the interpretation of the standards:

Final questions and answers Proposed questions and answers (subject to public feedback)

Certification Bodies

Organic certification bodies are accredited under the Canada Organic Regulations (COR). They vary according to fee structure, internal policies and procedures, customer service, and the formatting and management of certification-related documentation. Sylvite Agri-Services does not have any specific certification-related requirements beyond the standard Canada Organic Standard certification with European (EU) and US (NOP) equivalence.

Pro-Cert Ecocert Canadas Centre for Systems Integration (CSI)

Sector Organizations

Sylvite Agri-Services is a proud member of the Canada Organic Trade Association and the Organic Council of Ontario.

  • Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA)
  • Organic Council of Ontario (OCO)
  • Canadian Organic Growers (COG)
  • Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO)

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