Content tagged "eorganic"

Organic Dairy Producer Profile: Brotherly Farm, VT (Craig and Angela Russell)

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 21, 2010

eOrganic author:Lisa McCrory, Northeast Organic Dairy Producers AllianceSource:McCrory, L. 2008. Feature Farm: Skyrocketing costs put full-time farming on...

Organic Dairy Producer Profile: Brookford Farm, NH (Luke and Catarina Mahoney)

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 21, 2010

eOrganic author:Lisa McCrory, Northeast Organic Dairy Producers AllianceSource:McCrory, L. 2008. Feature Farm: Diversified NH farm ships first organic milk....

Maximizing Dry Matter Intake from Pastures

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 20, 2010

eOrganic author:Karen Hoffman Sullivan, USDA Natural Resources Conservation ServiceRegardless of the species or class of grazing animal, a management...

Livestock Fencing on Grazing Management Systems

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 20, 2010

eOrganic author:Mike Gamroth, Oregon State UniversityThe changing technology in electric fencing has probably been the single most important factor...

As Farmers' Markets Grow, So Should Management

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 19, 2010

eOrganic author:Debra Sohm-LawsonFarmers' markets are rapidly growing in number in Oregon and throughout the United States and a key to their potential...

Energy Requirements of Grazing Activity

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 19, 2010

eOrganic author:Mike Gamroth, Oregon State UniversityThe amount of Net Energy for Lactation (NEL) required for grazing activity is listed below in Table 1....

Developing a Grazing System for Your Organic Farm

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 19, 2010

eOrganic author:Mike Gamroth, Oregon State UniversityAlthough most organic dairy farmers choose an intensive rotational grazing system to maximize the...

Organic Management of Late Blight of Potato and Tomato with Copper Products

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 18, 2010

eOrganic authors:Alex Stone, Oregon State UniversityBrian Baker, Organic Materials Review InstituteSource:Excerpts from: Brown Rosen, E., E. Sideman, A. M....

Animal Behavior In and On the Organic Pasture

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 17, 2010

eOrganic author:Mike Gamroth, Oregon State UniversityOften, convenience and bloat management dictate when groups are moved. However, there are inherent group...

An Introduction to Grazing Management on Organic Dairy Farms

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 17, 2010

eOrganic author:Mike Gamroth, Oregon State UniversityPasture or grazing management is a science and technique that dairy farmers can use to produce...

Organic Plant Disease Management: the Environment

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 17, 2010

eOrganic author:Mark Boudreau, Green AgroecologyA susceptible host may be present, and a virulent pathogen may be right where it needs to be to infect it,...

Organic Certification of Research Sites and Facilities

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 16, 2010

eOrganic author:Jim Riddle, University of MinnesotaA core principle of organic agriculture is the adoption of best sustainable and ecologically sound...

Ecological Understanding of Insects in Organic Farming Systems: Plant Defenses against Insects

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 16, 2010

eOrganic author:Mary E. Barbercheck, Penn State UniversityPlant-feeding by arthropods is so common, and arthropods are so numerous, one may wonder why we...

Q&A for Organic Certification of Research Sites and Facilities

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 16, 2010

eOrganic author:Jim Riddle, University of MinnesotaeOrganic Author:  Jim Riddle, Organic Outreach Coordinator, University of Minnesota...

Introduction to Integrated Pest Management in Organic Farming Systems

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 16, 2010

eOrganic author:Mary E. Barbercheck, Penn State UniversityThe goal of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is to control populations of pests below levels that...

Organic Carrot, Onion, and Beet Seed Maturation and Harvest in the Pacific Northwest and California

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 15, 2010

eOrganic authors:Joel Reiten, Seeds of ChangeJohn Navazio, Organic Seed Alliance and Washington State UniversityThis is an Organic Seed Resource Guide...

Cultural Practices for Managing Insect Pests

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 12, 2010

eOrganic author:Dr. Geoff Zehnder, Clemson UniversityIn an insect pest management context, cultural practices may be considered as specific crop production...

Decomposers in Organic Farming Systems

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 12, 2010

eOrganic author:Mary E. Barbercheck, Penn State UniversityDecomposition, the breakdown of organic materials, is carried out by a wide variety of organisms...

Know the Weeds

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 11, 2010

eOrganic author:Mark Schonbeck, Virginia Association for Biological FarmingThe more you know about the weeds in your fields, the more precisely you can...

Host Plant Resistance and Tolerance to Insect Pests

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 11, 2010

eOrganic author:Geoff Zehnder, Clemson UniversityCrop varieties resistant to insects are far less common than disease-resistant varieties, because plant...

Soil Microbial Nitrogen Cycling for Organic Farms

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 11, 2010

eOrganic author:Louise Jackson, University of California-DavisOrganic farms supply nitrogen (N) inputs to plants in many different forms: manure, compost,...

Keys to Disease Management in Organic Seed Crops

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 10, 2010

eOrganic authors:Kenneth B. Johnson, Oregon State UniversityFrank Morton, Wild Garden SeedThis is an Organic Seed Resource Guide article.Three ingredients...

Food System Consolidation in the Organic Industry

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 09, 2010

eOrganic authors:Garry Stephenson, Oregon State UniversityDebra Sohm-LawsonThe development of the USDA National Organic Standard in place of differing...

Respiration and Ethylene and their Relationship to Postharvest Handling

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 05, 2010

eOrganic author:Erin Silva, University of WisconsinSource:Adapted from: Silva, E. 2008. Respiration and ethylene and their relationship to postharvest...

Introduction to Season Extension in Organic Vegetable Production Systems

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 05, 2010

eOrganic author:Kristin Pool, Oregon State UniversitySeason extension refers to any practice that allows a crop to be cultivated or harvested outside its...

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