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National Organic Standards Board seeks nominations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks nominations of qualified individuals for five open seats on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The 15-member advisory board considers and makes recommendations on the National List of Allowed... more »

Updated tables for insecticides, fungicides in greenhouses available

The new 2020/2021 Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations Guide has newly updated tables for selected conventional and organic fungicides and insecticides for use on greenhouses vegetables. This information can be found in the Pest Management Section... more »

Roadmap to Organic California: Policy Report released

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) is releasing a plan to use organic farming to reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. Three decades of peer-reviewed science backs up the policy solutions laid out... more »

National Organic Producer Survey opens Feb. 18

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) and Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) have released two national surveys – one for certified organic producers and the other for producers transitioning to organic certification. This collaborative effort is... more »

BioCeres wettable powder insecticide available in California

BioCeres WP is now available in California, BioSafe Systems recently announced. This product is an insect-pathogenic bio-pesticide using the Beauveria bassiana fungus, according to a press release from the company. An OMRI-listed, ANT-03 strain, BioCeres WP... more »

Organic Grower publication, website launching

Great American Media Services, the publisher of Vegetable Growers News and a large family of trade magazines and media websites, recently announced a new arrival. Organic Grower, a print and digital brand, will include a... more »

Organic farming-ready fungicide Romeo launched by Wilbur-Ellis

Wilbur-Ellis Co., a producer in precision agriculture, crop protection, seed and nutritional products, announced Jan. 13 the launch of ROMEO, a new and innovative fungicide. Exclusively distributed by Wilbur-Ellis, Romeo is a preventive biofungicide that functions the same way vitamins work for humans. Romeo enables plants... more »

Salad Days Farms targets customer needs, trims waste

Increasing value and reducing overproduction are goals for all vegetable growers but they’re even more important for small producers. For Salad Days Farm at Versailles, Kentucky, that means identifying new customers – wholesale, food service,... more »


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