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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...

Selection and Roguing in Organic Seed Production

Organic Agriculture Updated: February 25, 2010

eOrganic author:Micaela Colley, Organic Seed AllianceThis is an Organic Seed Resource Guide article.“Selection” and “roguing” are common practices in seed...

An Introduction to Cover Crop Species for Organic Farming Systems

Organic Agriculture Updated: February 19, 2010

eOrganic authors:Danielle Treadwell, University of FloridaNancy Creamer, North Carolina State UniversityKeith Baldwin, North Carolina Agricultural and...

Introduction to Cover Cropping in Organic Farming Systems

Organic Agriculture Updated: December 09, 2009

eOrganic author:Danielle Treadwell, University of FloridaSources:Excerpts from: Treadwell, D., W. Klassen, and M. Alligood. 2008. Annual cover crops in...

Organic Dairy Production Systems, Introduction to Organic Dairy Farming

Organic Agriculture Updated: December 08, 2009

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with...

Organic Dairy Production Systems, Organic Dairy Certification

Organic Agriculture Updated: December 08, 2009

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with...

Organic Dairy Production Systems, Organic Dairy Cropping Systems

Organic Agriculture Updated: December 08, 2009

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with...

Organic Dairy Production Systems, Grazing Management on Organic Farms

Organic Agriculture Updated: December 08, 2009

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with...

Organic Dairy Production Systems, Herd Health on Organic Dairy Farms

Organic Agriculture Updated: December 08, 2009

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with...

Organic Dairy Production Systems, Producer Profiles in Organic Dairy

Organic Agriculture Updated: December 08, 2009

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with...

Organic Dairy Production Systems, Milk Quality on Organic Farms

Organic Agriculture Updated: December 08, 2009

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with...

Should I add molasses to the soil?

Organic Agriculture Updated: March 02, 2009

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