June 2012 eOrganic Newsletter

Organic Agriculture June 28, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

In this Issue

  • Organic Dairy Herd Health Webinar
  • Recently Published eOrganic Articles
  • New Pesticide Drift Publication
  • NOFA-NY Organic Research Symposium Videos Available
  • 2nd International Organic Fruit Research Symposium

July 16th: Organic Dairy Herd Health Webinar by Dr. Hubert Karreman

Join eOrganic for a new webinar on Your Organic Dairy Herd Health Toolbox, by Dr. Hubert Karreman on Monday, July 16, 2012 from 2 pm to 3:15 pm ET (1 - 2:15 pm Central, 12 - 1:15 pm Mountain, 11 am - 12:15 pm Pacific time). In this free presentation, Dr.  Karreman will discuss organic dairy herd health considerations, approaches to organic dairy cattle treatment currently allowed by the National Organic Program, and how best to work with your local veterinarian. Find out more information and register at http://www.extension.org/pages/64442.

Recently Published eOrganic Articles

Radishes: A New Cover Crop for Organic Farming Systems, by Joel Gruver, Western Illinois University; Ray Weil, University of Maryland; Charles White, Penn State University; and Yvonne Lawley, University of Manitoba

Legume Inoculation for Organic Farming Systems, by Julie Grossman, North Carolina State University

Managing Cucumber Beetles in Organic Farming Systems, by William Snyder, Washington State University

New Publication Available on Pesticide Drift and Organic Production

The requirements for organic certification are time-consuming and expensive. And if a neighbor applies a pesticide that drifts onto an organic field, the economic losses can be high. The publication, “Driftwatch: Watch Out for Pesticide Drift and Organic Production,” by Elizabeth Maynard, Purdue University; Jim Riddle, University of Minnesota; and Bryan Overstreet, Purdue University describes the consequences of pesticide drift onto organic farms, and steps that pesticide applicators and organic producers can take to reduce the risk of damage from drift. You can download the free publication at: https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?itemID=20611#.T-NpIe1uGFI

NOFA NY Organic Research Symposium Videos now available on YouTube

Videos of the NOFA-NY Organic Research Symposium, held in January 2012, are now available on YouTube. The inaugural event took place in Saratoga Springs in January 2012, in conjunction with NOFA’s Winter Conference and by all accounts, was a great success. Each of the fifteen sessions was videotaped and now all 45 presenters, as well as each Q&A session, are available for viewing on the NOFA-NY YouTube channel. Each Symposium session appears as a 'playlist.' The channel can be searched by topic, keyword, or speaker’s name. Most of the videos are under 20 minutes. Click on any or all and enjoy the streamed video at http://www.youtube.com/user/nofany2012/videos?view=1. To see Organic Research Symposium videos, photos, proceedings, and lists of presenters/papers, go to: http://www.nofany.org/symposium.

eOrganic Broadcasts 2nd International Organic Fruit Research Symposium

On June 19th and 21st, 2012, eOrganic broadcast select live presentations from the 2nd International Organic Fruit Research Symposium which was held in Leavenworth, Washington. eOrganic also recorded all the conference presentations, which covered everything from disease and insect management to soil fertility management, genomics and markets for organic fruit. We will send a notification as soon as the recordings become available within the next few weeks!

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