SELF-AUDIT of Saticoy Berry Farms

Fertilizer Use
Code Question Yes No N/A Severity
3.01 Is animal manure used as a soil supplement and/or nutrient source? If no, go to 3.03 0 0 0 N/A
3.01a Is the animal manure composted? 7 0 0 C
3.01b Is the composted material sterilized?
3
0
0
C
3.01c Does the animal manure meet or exceed the state of Califonia minimum composting guidelines?
10
-10
0
B
3.01d Are the farmer's manure records available for review?
2
0
0
C
3.01e Are the farmer's composted animal manure or raw animal manure rcoreds current?
2
0
0
C
3.01f Does the farmer have a letter of guarantee from the compost or manure supplier certifying compliance with state of California guidelines?
3
0
0
C
3.02 Was compost or manure applied to this year's crop?
0
0
0
N/A
3.02a Are compost or manure applications made prior to planting?
3
0
0
C
3.02b Are compost or manure application incorporated into the soil?
3
0
0
C
3.02c If the field was fumigated, was it fumigated after compost or manure application to kill pathogens?
3
0
0
C
3.03 Are bio-solids (sewage sludge) used as a soil supplement and/or nutrient source? If no, go to 3.05
0
0
0
N/A
3.03a Are the bio-solids composted?
7
0
0
C
3.03b Do the bio-solids meet or exceed state of California guidleines either with regard to composting procedures or microbial levels of E. coli and Salmonella sp.?
20
-20
0
A
3.03c Are the farmer's bio-solids records current?
2
0
0
C
3.03e does the farmer have a letteer of guarantee from the bio-solids supplier certifying compliance with state of California guidelines?
3
0
0
C
3.04 Were bio-solids applied to this year's cropland?
0
0
0
N/A
3.04a Are bio-solids applications made prior to planting?
3
-3
0
C
3.04b Are bio-solids applications incorporated into the soil?
3
0
0
C
3.04c If the field was fumigated, was it fumigated after bio-solids application?
3
0
0
C
3.05 Are chemical fertilizers applied? If no, go to 4.01
0
0
0
N/A
3.05a Were the chemical fertilizer records reviewed during the past year?
3
0
0
C
3.05b Are the farmer's chemical fertilizer records available for review?
3
0
0
C
3.05c Are the farmer's chemical fertilizer records current?
3
0
0
C
3.05d Does the farm have a letter of guarantee from the chemical fertilizer supplier?
3
0
0
C
3.06 If the farm is operating under organic principles, do all fertilizers used comply with the California Organic Foods Act and the Federal Organic Foods Production Act?
7
-7
0
C
3.06a Were the organic fertilizer records reviewed during the past year?
3
0
0
C
3.06b Are the farmer's organic fertilizer records availabe for review?
3
0
0
C
3.06c Are the farmer's organic fertilizer records current?
3
0
0
C
3.06d Does the farmer have a letter of guarantee from the organic fertilizer supplier?
3
0
0
C