Organic Production

Information on organic farming of agronomic crops, including certification, using organic nutrient sources and crop insurance options.

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Group of Farmers at Recent Study Circle. Photo credit: David Wilson.
Study Circles Focus on Organic Field Crop Production - Articles Articles
Study Circle meetings provide a relaxed atmosphere where participants share information with each other as well as learn from and ask questions from experts. More
A field must have greater than 25% crop residue cover or a cover crop to be eligible for winter manure spreading, along with other restrictions. Photo credit: Charlie White
The Do’s and Don’ts of Winter Manure Spreading - Articles Articles
If winter manure spreading is absolutely unavoidable, follow these requirements to do it legally. More
Upcoming Events for the Winter Season
Upcoming Events for the Winter Season - News News
Join us at a workshop to learn more about Hay Production, attend the Crop Conferences and Crop Days, or at a traditional session for pesticide applicators. More
Improve soil structure and infiltration by adding cover crops to your rotation.
Soil Health Workshop - Workshops Workshops

Soil Health Workshop

Multiple Options Available

Learn how to improve your farm's soils and increase profitability through no-till, cover crops and crop diversity in this discussion-driven workshop. More
Organic Field Crop Growers Study Circle Meetings
Organic Field Crop Growers Study Circle Meetings - Workshops Workshops
The purpose of the study circle is to provide support and education to experienced and transitioning organic agronomic crop growers. More
Using Organic Nutrient Sources
Using Organic Nutrient Sources - Articles Articles

Using Organic Nutrient Sources

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Tom L. Richard, Ph.D.

This guide is intended to help growers interpret soil test recommendations for using organic nutrient sources. The information presented applies to both organic and conventional farms. More
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Connect with the Crops Team on Social Media - News News
Connect with the Crops Team on Facebook and Twitter to receive regular updates about current issues and educational programs. More
Organic Certification
Organic Certification - Videos Videos

Organic Certification

Kristy Borrelli


This presentation will help you to identify many useful resources and decide if organic certification is appropriate for your farm business. More
Potting Media and Plant Propagation
Potting Media and Plant Propagation - Articles Articles
This article outlines basic recipes for potting media and research on organic transplant production. More
Crop Insurance Options for Organic Farmers
Crop Insurance Options for Organic Farmers - Articles Articles
Multi-peril crop insurance is a valuable risk management tool that allows farmers to insure against losses due to adverse weather conditions, price fluctuations, and unavoidable pests and diseases. More
Effects of Soil Compaction
Effects of Soil Compaction - Articles Articles

Effects of Soil Compaction

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Soil compaction is the reduction of soil volume due to external factors; this reduction lowers soil productivity and environmental quality. More
Organic Foods - What Does it Mean for Me?
Organic Foods - What Does it Mean for Me? - Articles Articles

Organic Foods - What Does it Mean for Me?

Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

The term "organic" refers to foods that have been farmed and produced according to the standards of the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP). More
Penn State Organic Crop Production Guide
Penn State Organic Crop Production Guide - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

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Case studies of successful organic crop farmers in the Northeast and information on organic farming practices. More
Organic Corn Production
Organic Corn Production - Articles Articles

Organic Corn Production

Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

Over the past several years, the demand for organic corn has been increasing in our region. More
Photo credit: D. Paashaus
Creating a Weed Management Plan for Your Organic Farm - Articles Articles
Successful weed management can make or break a new organic farm. These steps will help you get the upper hand on weeds. More