All forms of this production must take place using a mixture of terra firma soil in the
growing media. Hydroponic systems whereby plants are fed principally through soluble
fertilisers in media that are devoid of a healthy and complex soil ecology are not
certifiable under the Australian Certified Organic Standard. All requirements set out
by the basic production Standard in section 4 shall be adhered to for greenhouse production.
The farm unit shall be fully certified except in instances outlined in section 3.6. All
design shall be orientated towards environmentally positive outcomes and resource efficiency,
including water reuse where applicable.
The full requirements of Sprout production can be found under section 7.3 of the ACOS. The full
requirements of greenhouse/nursery/seed production can be found under section 7.2 of the ACOS.