Regenerative Farming and ASP Certified
Regenerative agricultural practices involve a variety of targeted farming approaches, underpinned by science, with the recognition that soil health is the basis of all agricultural production systems. Our growers understand that repairing deficiencies and toxicities in the soils will result in the production of stronger, healthier plants that require less inputs including fertilisers and pesticides.
Echo Valley Certified Eggs
Our regenerative farming program is designed to enhance farm resilience and economic stability through regenerating soil. The ASP Certified farming method is based on soil science replacing costly synthetic fertilisers with natural and biological ones and focusing on creating an environment that enhances biological diversity and the relationships between plants and the soil microbiome. Our growers utilize nature itself to assist them in developing a soil nutritional program on a field by field/crop by crop basis, which is key to ASP success.
It delivers nutrient-rich food with the added benefits of being produced under a holistic farming system which encompasses the belief that healthy soils build healthy farms, which build healthy thriving communities and environments.
Soil Stewards, building soil
Positioned between modern conventional farming that employs a synthetic fertiliser program aimed solely at yield, and not accounting for biological disruption, and an organic farming system that predominately prohibits a range of inputs but uses soil-destroying tillage as their main crop preparation and weed suppression tool. ASP Certified is focused on building the whole of soil health, using safe natural inputs and modern scientific techniques.
Produce delivered under the ASP Certified Standard is tested to ensure no detectable residue of over 270 pesticides . ASP Certified food, therefore, produces grain with a similar clean status as organic, with a yield potential comparable to conventional production, whilst regenerating soil and maintaining a superior nutritional benefit to the consumer.
The ASP Certified Produce is NOT Certified ORGANIC and is not produced to be sold or described as a Certified ORGANIC product.
We understand the important relationship between soil and plant health and in building better soil health and nutrition we produce healthier plants that are less susceptible to disease and insect attack, reducing the reliance on conventional synthetic treatments.
ASP Certified produce is grown to meet stringent ASP Certified Standards.
Certified Flour- Wholegrain Milling
Produce labelled ‘ASP Certified’, indicates that this product has passed the stringent practices outlined in the ‘ASP Certified Standard. This ensures the produce is regeneratively grown and is superior in complete nutritional density to both conventional as well as organically grown produce. The ‘ASP Certified Standard’ certification system relies heavily on on-farm hygiene, record keeping, a quality program based on ISO 9001:2015’s continual improvement, with annual third-party auditing and MRL testing of all produce. This allows end-users of ASP Certified to produce the ability to trace the source of their product back to an individual grower’s paddock.
- The ASP Certified system guarantees quality and environmentally regenerative produce through an independent audit system
- Produces healthier, nutrient dense produce with chemical residues guaranteed to be below detectable levels
- Targets the critical symbiotic relationship between plant roots (rhizosphere) and soil biology (the soil food web) to ensure continued and long term sustainable plant growth
- Uses natural methods for maximising organic carbon for the next generation of plants to use
- Increases soil carbon sequestration