How much of a border do you need between an organic farm and a neighboring farm?

Asked May 8, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

How much of a buffer do you need between a traditionally farmed field and an organic field? How much of a buffer do you need between a small creek that runs through a traditionally farmed field onto your land and an organic field?

I believe this traditional field uses chemical fertilizers but does not use chemical pesticides. This is in regard to a piece of property that I am interested in purchasing. There is a traditionally farmed field on one side of the land I would like to purchase. There is a small creek crossing at about the top 1/4 of the parcel I would like to purchase.

Jackson County Illinois

3 Responses

Hello, and thank you for your question to eOrganic.

I think you will find an answer in the following response to a similar question in our archives:

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/question-of-the-week/being-organic-neighbor

Hope this helps, and good luck!

Regards,

Hi Cindy:

Thank you for the reply to my question. The information is very helpful to me!!

Beth Velkovitz




Hi Beth,

Glad you found some useful information.

Good luck in your potential organic farming endeavor!

Cindy