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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 »

Lovera named policy director by Organic Farmers Association

Organic Farmers Association, a voice for certified organic farmers sponsored by the nonprofit Rodale Institute, has named Patty Lovera as its new policy director. Lovera brings an impressive background in grassroots organizing on farm and... more »

Organic weed control a topic at Practical Farmers of Iowa event

The Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) Annual Conference, "Reclaiming Resilience," scheduled for Jan. 16-18, will feature a short course on organic weed control. For experienced farmers and newcomers alike, managing weeds is one of the... more »

Horticultural specialties, organic growers surveyed

The 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties and the 2019 Organic Survey are both underway now and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is asking those who receive questionnaires to respond quickly... more »


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