What is The Power of OMRI®

Posted on Mar 16 2012 - 1:48am by Mike Lieberman

This post was written by SaferBrand.

Not all ‘Organic’ Products are created the same…

With the rise of organic gardening, comes the rise of products claiming to be the ‘best’ organic gardening solution.

The retail landscape in organic gardening is daunting…

…there are countless products all claiming to be organic or natural and solve the problem you are experiencing in your organic garden.

It seems that every chemical company has a set of organic products they are trying to convince you to buy.

How are you to know what products are truly organic and able to cure your problem without leaving potentially harmful residuals?

Seems every chemical company has a set of organic products they are convincing you to buy. — Tweet This

This where OMRI® comes in…

OMRI® is the Organic Materials Review Institute and products that bear the OMRI® Listed seal have gone through a battery of tests.

OMRI® tests the raw materials used in product production, the production process and facility and the end result, among other tests to validate if the product meets their strict standards, needed to wear the OMRI® Listed seal.

Why do most products on the shelves at your local garden center not have an OMRI® Listed seal?

That is because those products can not obtain the prestigious seal. If you want a truly organic product, you need to look for the OMRI® Listed seal before purchasing.

Just as you would look for the USDA Organic seal prior to purchasing organic produce, the same applies to your organic chemicals, but with the OMRI® Listed seal, being your governing seal of approval.

Safer® Brand and OMRI® Listed products

Safer® Brand boasts more OMRI® Listed products then any other company.

By far!!

Safer® Brand possesses over 50 SKUs that possess the OMRI® Listed seal where the next closest competitor possesses 6 SKUs.

Not only does Safer® Brand have more OMRI® Listed products then any other company, Safer® Brand was the first company to patent Insecticidal soap.

A staple in organic gardening. Safer® Brand continues to innovate in organic gardening by being the first company to patent a true 3-in-1 product, as well as the first and only company to patent an organic insecticidal soap, organic pyrethrin, and neem oil combination (EndALL™).

The next time you are looking to eliminate unwanted pests in your organic garden…rely on OMRI® and rely on Safer® Brand to eliminate the pests, without leaving potentially harmful residuals.

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  • http://imakethingsigrowthings.wordpress.com/ Mary C.

    Yeah, first learned about OMRI last year. I am not sold on their certifications however. Remember when I was all rile up about the Ortho ‘organic’ insecticidal products? Scotts has several OMRI approved products, and I still don’t trust them.
    I think there are still some odd loop-holes the big ccompanies can use to get their products approved and in the find text of OMRI approved conditioned there seems to be some funny stuff.
    That said, since there isn’t any other major certification to put gardening products through as of yet the OMRI is better than nothing. When a product claims it’s organic or safe for organic gardening I do check it for OMRI. If it doesn’t have an OMRI seal I try to research the company making it to see if they are reliable or not. Well, I try to research the companies anyway. Wasn’t until the Ortho incident that I knew that Monsanto owns Scotts as well.

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Exactly. The certifications are a good starting point, but always good to do your own research about the companies.

  • Deanna D.

    I haven’t gone searching for any pest control in the past few years – I used essential oils for one season and then we moved and haven’t gotten our garden going yet.  Where would I find Safer Brand products??  Would Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowes be carrying them?  Would I need to order them from a website??  Give me a clue here…

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    What kind of essential oils did you use?

    You can go to their site http://www.SaferBrand.com.

  • Dawn McCoy

    The dirt & peat moss I till into my garden every year is OMRI listed. Nice validation that I’ve been doing the right thing.

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Good stuff.

  • rivercrock

    yes you can buy omri products at home depot. the one i recommend is by organicide

  • http://www.igozen.com/ iGOZEN

    I have come across this organization and I was curious to what others thought about them. Looks like a legit green certification.