This webinar took place on January 30, 2018. The presenters are members of a NIFA OREI funded project entitled Tomato Organic Management and Improvement.
Tomato is one of the most popular fresh market vegetables, with a rich assortment of varieties that vary in appearance, flavor and agronomic properties. Learning how to produce your own seed will help ensure that your favorite varieties will continue to be available and passed on to future generations. This webinar will provide an overview of practices needed to successfully produce quality organic tomato seed. Key topics will include varietal considerations, isolation and management practices, and fermentation, storage and treatment practices that will maintain seed integrity and help reduce pathogen transmission.
Julie Dawson, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Dan Egel, Vegetable Pathology Extension Specialist, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University; Laurie McKenzie, Research and Education Associate, Organic Seed Alliance. Learn more about the Tomato Organic Management and Improvement project at https://eorganic.info/tomi
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This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with your organic certification agency before adopting new practices or using new materials. For more information, refer to eOrganic's articles on organic certification.