Regenerative Farming – The ASP Certified way
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.
Regenerative farming is deliberately and specifically designed to enhance the resilience and economic stability of the farm. The ASP Certified farming method is based on soil science and negative experience of modern conventional farming systems which delivered high yields derived from depleting soil fertility and replacing it with costly synthetic fertilisers, thus profiting multinational chemical and fertiliser companies. 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.
Regenerative farming is structured to deliver 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.
ASP Certified is a farming system requiring a total soil nutrient management program, positioned between modern conventional farming that employs a fertiliser program aimed solely at yield, and an organic farming system that predominately prohibits a range of inputs. ASP Certified is focused on building the whole of soil health, using safe natural inputs and modern scientific techniques.
Certified produce delivered under the ASP Certified Standard is tested to ensure no detectable residue of pesticides is present. The ASP Certified crop, therefore, produces grain with a similar clean status as organic, with a yield potential comparable to conventional production, whilst 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.
ASP Certified understands the relationship between soil and plant health and in striving to build 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. Synthetic products used in the ASP Certified Productions system are restricted and enforced, and in some instances completely PROHIBITED.
ASP Certified produce is grown to meet stringent ASP Certified Standards.
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-farm hygiene, stringent record keeping 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