Organic Production

Information on organic farming of forage crops, including certification, choosing the right seeds, organic transplant production and using organic insecticides.

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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
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
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
Organic Foods
Organic Foods - Articles Articles

Organic Foods

Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN, Whitney DePowell, MPH, MCHES

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
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

Seed and Seedling Biology

Lee Stivers, Tianna DuPont

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
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