Organic Vegetable Production Systems, Disease Management in Organic Farming Systems

Organic Vegetable Production Systems, Disease Management in Organic Farming Systems

Late Blight of Tomato and Potato: Recent Occurrences and Management Experiences Webinar A Novel Strategy for Soil-borne Disease Management: Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation (ASD) Webinar Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation to Control Soil Borne Pathogens: Current Research Findings and On-farm Implementation Biopesticides for Plant Disease Management in Organic Farming Can

Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management

Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management

This guide is an excellent resource for any grower interested in learning more about key pests on nine different crop groups and how selected organic materials work against pests and their efficacy based on published research. Written by: Brian Caldwell, Cornell University Eric Sideman,Maine Organic Farmers and

Saline Soils and Plant Growth

Soluble salts can accumulate when the application of inorganic or organic fertilizers to soils is accompanied by dry conditions, irrigation water high in soluble salts is used and/or the amount of water received at a site is inadequate to flush salts from the root zone. The result

Dealing with High Soluble Salt Levels in High Tunnels

Some growers have expressed concern about soil test analysis revealing abnormally high soluble salt levels in the soils of their high tunnels. We have seen soluble salt levels increase in the high tunnels at Penn State’s High Tunnel Research and Education Facility, regardless of whether inorganic or

Water, Soil and Fertility Management in Organic High Tunnels

Introduction/Summary: Regenerative and sustainable soil and water management for intensive crop production in protected cultivation is a key to farm profitability and crop quality. The integrated management of physical, chemical and biological components of soil can minimize the need for off farm resources and interventions with potentially

Organic High Tunnel Nutrient Management

Presentation by Vern Grubinger:  

Organic High Tunnel Fertility Research

The following powerpoint was presented by University of Minnesota Extension professor, Terry Nennich at the 2009 Minnesota Statewide High Tunnel Conference in Alexandria, MN on Dec. 2-3, 2009. Organic High Tunnel Fertility Research from University of Minnesota-Horticulture

Using Organic Nutrient Sources

When using organic nutrient sources—for example, compost, manure, green manures, meals, and so forth—recommendations for crop nutrient needs will need to be translated. Soil test reports do not give specific recommendations for using organic fertilizers/amendments. This is because the percentage and availability of plant nutrients in such

Organic Vegetable Production Systems, Certification of Organic Farming Systems

Organic Vegetable Production Systems, Certification of Organic Farming Systems

ABCs of Organic Certification Webinar Can I Use This Input on My Organic Farm? Can I Use this Product for Disease Management on my Organic Farm? Current and Future Prospects For Biodegradable Plastic Mulch in Certified Organic Production Systems Developing an Organic System Plan for Row Crop

Organic Certification Publications & Resources

Organic Certification Publications Organic Certification of Farms and Businesses Producing Agricultural Products This publication provides an overview of USDA organic certification and provides some additional resources for prospective organic farms and businesses. Click here to download the publication National Organic Program Compliance Checklist for Producers This Checklist

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