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New organic cucumber varieties show promise in disease resistance

In 2018, the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) provided a grant to Edmund Frost of Common Wealth Seed Growers to assess resistance to both Bacterial Wilt and Cucurbit Downy Mildew among selected cucumber and muskmelon seedstocks. The... more »

Organic Grower print and digital brand to launch

Great American Media Services, the award-winning publisher of leading B2B agriculture magazines Fruit Growers News, Vegetable Growers News, Spudman, Produce Processing and Greenhouse Product News, has announced the launch of Organic Grower. The new print... more »

Organic growers won’t talk GMOs

Consider this a conversation-stopper. A USDA gene editing dialogue with the organics community didn’t get very far before a chorus of organic growers responded in the negative, saying it was a distraction from more pressing... more »

Organic Trade Association to hold webinar on NOSB fall meeting 

The Organic Trade Association is hosting a briefing on the important fall meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) in a live webinar 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 13.   The webinar will feature... more »

Organic Grower Summit names Grower of the Year

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and the Organic Produce Network (OPN) will honor long-time organic growers Lundberg Family Farms as the recipient of the third annual Organic Grower Summit’s Grower of the Year.  Lundberg Family Farms... more »

Final rule set to amend national list from Organics Standards Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Oct. 23 published a final rule in the Federal Register to amend the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) based on public input and the April... more »

Organic Agriculture Research Forum details set

The 2020 Organic Agriculture Research Forum will take place on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Little Rock, Arkansas, as part of the 2020 SSAWG Conference, according to... more »

Organic ag strategies for combating pests, disease

Fruit and vegetable growers who adopt organic agriculture practices forgo some of the commonly used tools conventional farmers use to fight pests and disease, but Iowa State University researchers are experimenting with new methods that... more »

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