Organic Production

Information on organic farming of cover crops, including certification and using organic nutrient sources. Tips on creating a weed management plan for an organic farm.

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Improve soil structure and infiltration by adding cover crops to your rotation.
Soil Health Workshop - Workshops Workshops

Soil Health Workshop

03/03/2018

Somerset, PA

Free
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
How to Design a Cover Crop Mixture for Multiple Goals
How to Design a Cover Crop Mixture for Multiple Goals - Videos Videos
Researchers describe the main findings of the “Cover Crop Cocktails” research project at Penn State looking at cover crop mixtures that can provide multiple benefits. More
Benefits and Challenges of Planting Cover Crop Mixtures
Benefits and Challenges of Planting Cover Crop Mixtures - Videos Videos
Farmers discuss what are the benefits and challenges of incorporating cover crop mixtures into their farming operations. More
Are Cover Crop Mixtures Cost Effective?
Are Cover Crop Mixtures Cost Effective? - Videos Videos

Are Cover Crop Mixtures Cost Effective?

Barbara Baraibar Padro

5:59

Farmers discuss when they think cover crop mixtures can be cost effective in an organic crop grain rotation. More
Organic Certification
Organic Certification - Videos Videos

Organic Certification

Kristy Borrelli

7:24

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
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Seed and Seedling Biology - Articles Articles
In order to grow food with a minimum of external inputs, organic producers need to understand much about the biology of plants and ecological systems. 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
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
Organic Insecticides
Organic Insecticides - Articles Articles
If you are going to spray it is important to use products with good efficacy in a way that makes them most likely to impact the pest of concern. 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
Oats as a cover crop have a high C:N ratio. Photo: Emelie Swackhamer
Farm-Tuning Soil Fertility With Cover Crop Mixtures - Articles Articles
Cover crops are important for recycling nitrogen and building long-term soil nitrogen reserves in soil organic matter (SOM). More