Cotton In-Conversion

For cotton to be certified organic, it must be grown organically (Refer: 3.1.4 Organic Cotton) on land that has undergone a three-year transition period from conventional practices (note the conversion period may be reduced in certain circumstances). Whilst no toxic chemicals are allowed during this time, the transition period is required to eliminate remaining residues left in the soil from past conventional practices. Cotton produced during the three-year transition period is termed Cotton In-Conversion.