Organic

Organic processes, transitions get boost with grant funds

Organic is one of the most dynamic and fast-growing segments of the U.S. agricultural market. It is also an increasingly important engine of growth for New York state, with more than 1,400 certified organic operations... more »

Organic Grower Summit second education session set

The second of six educational sessions finalized for the 2018 Organic Grower Summit will focus on managing the challenges of plant health in organic production systems. “Managing Organic Production Systems to Promote Plant Health” will... more »

Firms invest in Virosoft owner BioTEPP

Filaction, a Quebec development fund, and Natural Products Canada (NPC), a national not-for-profit focussed on natural products companies, recently announced an investment in BioTEPP, a Canadian biotechnology company with an innovative product for controlling codling... more »

Principles for transitioning to organic found in free materials

A team from the University of Minnesota, the Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, and eOrganic, has published free, web-based learning materials, Principles for Transitioning to Organic Farming: Learning Materials... more »

Funding set for research on impacts of sustainable fruit production

Red Tomato has been awarded a $2,000 grant from the Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement program. These funds will support Red Tomato’s ongoing efforts to research the impacts of sustainable fruit production on 18 Northeast orchards.... more »

Grower Roundtable set for Organic Grower Summit 2018

The first of three keynote presentations during the 2018 Organic Grower Summit will offer an international overview of the organic produce industry – exploring the opportunities, challenges and issues facing the growing organic fresh fruit... more »

Costco to hold ‘Meet the Grower’ events at Organic Grower Summit

Costco will hold “Meet the Grower” events at the Organic Grower Summit (OGS) scheduled Dec, 12-13, in Monterey, California. Costco, with annual fresh produce sales of $4 billion, will sponsor two half-day events providing certified... more »

Organic and Non-GMO Forum coming to St. Louis

The Organic & Non-GMO Forum, will be held October 29-30 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch and will feature Matthew Dillon, senior director of agricultural policy and programs for Clif Bar, as its keynote speaker.... more »

Current Issue

Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

Farm Market column: ‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

Notes from the Farm column: Taking out an old tree while navigating credit card scams

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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