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Appendix 1: Summary of European studies of milk quality on organic dairies.

Organic Agriculture Updated: June 02, 2010

eOrganic author:Linda Tikofsky, Cornell UniversityYear 1: 270,700Year 2: 299,000 Small: 175,000Large: 198,000270,000 (OO)320,000 (MO)330,000 (NO)19,107...

Milk Quality on Organic Dairy Farms

Organic Agriculture Updated: June 02, 2010

eOrganic author:Linda Tikofsky, Cornell UniversityOrganic farming is a management system that requires the integration of cultural, biological and mechanical...

Prohibited and Restricted Weed Seed Commonly Found in Vegetable Seed Lots

Organic Agriculture Updated: April 02, 2010

eOrganic author:Emily Skelton, Seeds of ChangeThis is an Organic Seed Resource Guide article.This is a list of prohibited and restricted noxious weeds...

Intellectual Property Protection: What Do I Need to Know When Growing and Breeding Organic Crops and Seed?

Organic Agriculture Updated: April 02, 2010

eOrganic author:Jim Myers, Oregon State UniversityThis is an Organic Seed Resource Guide article.Some plant varieties are protected as “intellectual...

Ecological Understanding of Insects in Organic Farming Systems: Insect Life Cycles

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 31, 2010

eOrganic author:Mary E. Barbercheck, Penn State UniversityIn agricultural systems, it is important to be able to recognize both the adult and immature life...

Ecological Understanding of Insects in Organic Farming Systems: Factors that Influence the Size of Insect Populations

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 31, 2010

eOrganic author:Mary E. Barbercheck, Penn State UniversityInsect populations are dynamic; the number of individuals in a population may change from day to...

Ecological Understanding of Insects in Organic Farming Systems: Ecological Succession

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 31, 2010

eOrganic author:Mary E. Barbercheck, Penn State UniversityEcological succession is the predictable changes in the structure of an ecological community...

The Organic Grower's Dilemma: How to Manage Weeds Effectively Without Compromising Soil Quality

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 23, 2010

eOrganic author:Mark Schonbeck, Virginia Association for Biological FarmingSource:Comis, D. 2007. No shortcuts in checking soil health. Agricultural...

Knock Weeds Out at Critical Times

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 23, 2010

eOrganic author:Mark Schonbeck, Virginia Association for Biological FarmingThe “control” part of organic weed management aims to remove weeds that threaten...

Keep the Weeds Guessing with Crop Rotations

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 23, 2010

eOrganic author:Mark Schonbeck, Virginia Association for Biological FarmingMost agricultural weeds, especially the “weeds of cultivation” that commonly grow...

Design the Cropping System and Select Tools for Effective Weed Control

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 23, 2010

eOrganic author:Mark Schonbeck, Virginia Association for Biological FarmingOnce the farmer has designed the cropping system to minimize opportunities for...

Integrated Pest Management Concepts for Weeds in Organic Farming Systems

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 23, 2010

eOrganic author:Mark Schonbeck, Virginia Association for Biological FarmingSource:Schonbeck, M. 2007. Beating the weeds with low-cost cover crops,...

Water and Water Systems in the Pasture

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 22, 2010

eOrganic author:Mike Gamroth, Oregon State UniversityWater is often the single greatest factor restricting the development of more efficient grazing systems....

Transitioning Organic Cows On and Off Pasture

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 22, 2010

eOrganic author:Karen Hoffman Sullivan, USDA Natural Resources Conservation ServiceOne challenge with grazing the organic dairy herd is helping cows adjust...

The Organic Dairy Farm: A Systems Approach

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 21, 2010

eOrganic author:Sarah Flack, Sarah Flack ConsultingThe success of an organic dairy farm depends on the ability to look at the farm as a whole, instead of a...

Managing Disease by Managing Soils

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 21, 2010

eOrganic author:Darin Eastburn, Crop Sciences, University of IllinoisThis article provides an overview of general and specific disease suppression that...

Shade for Grazing Animals

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 21, 2010

eOrganic author:Mike Gamroth, Oregon State UniversityWhen the temperature rises above 75°F, grazing livestock benefit from shade and cooling. Shade can be as...

Organic Dairy Producer Profile: Maple Shade Farm, Inc., MA (Morven Allen)

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 21, 2010

eOrganic author:Lisa McCrory, Northeast Organic Dairy Producers AllianceSource:McCrory, L. 2007. Feature Farm: Maple Shade Farm, Morven Allen, Sheffield, MA....

Organic Dairy Producer Profile: Bawden Farm, NY (Brian and Liz Bawden)

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 21, 2010

eOrganic author:Lisa McCrory, Northeast Organic Dairy Producers AllianceSource:McCrory, L. 2006. Feature Farm: Bawden Farm, Hammond, NY, Brian and Liz...

Organic Dairy Producer Profile: Kimball Brook Farm, VT (Cheryl and JD Devos)

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 21, 2010

eOrganic author:Lisa McCrory, Northeast Organic Dairy Producers AllianceSource:McCrory, L. 2008. Feature Farm: Kimball Brook Farm, Cheryl and JD Devos, North...

Organic Dairy Producer Profile: Green Pastures Farm, PA (Arden and Caroline Landis)

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 21, 2010

eOrganic author:Lisa McCrory, Northeast Organic Dairy Producers AllianceSource:McCrory, L. 2007. Feature Farm: Green Pastures Farm, Arden and Caroline...

Organic Dairy Producer Profile: Desperation Acres, WI (Bruce and Mari Drinkman)

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 21, 2010

eOrganic author:Lisa McCrory, Northeast Organic Dairy Producers AllianceSource:McCrory, L. 2008. Feature farm: Desperation Acres: A haven of sustainability....

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...

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