Organic

Organic certification group names Crittenden to new post

A national organic certification, advocacy and education organization has named April Crittenden as chief certification officer, effective April 16. CCOF Certification Services, LLC is a nonprofit organization governed by the people who grow and make our... more »

Organic agriculture continues to to spike in US

There were more than 14,000 certified organic farms in the United States in 2016, according to the latest available data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This represents a 56 percent increase from... more »

Grant funds help organic soil health research

Organic Farming Research Foundation's (OFRF) research program got a big boost thanks to a matching grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR). The $66,000 match will be used to support OFRF’s 2019... more »

Organic Center names Sciligo to manage its science programs

The Organic Center said Amber Sciligo has joined its staff as Manager of Science Programs. As such, she will work closely with researchers, industry, farmers, and policymakers to identify organic research needs, facilitate project implementation... more »

Chef, consumer activist set for Organic Produce Summit

Award-winning chef and author Dan Barber and organic consumer activist Robyn O’Brien have been confirmed as keynote presenters at the fourth annual Organic Produce Summit (OPS), this coming July in Monterey, California. Barber and O’Brien... more »

Using the sun and agricultural waste to control pests

Farmers spend a lot of time and money controlling weeds and other pests, and often have to turn to chemical fumigants to keep the most destructive pests at bay. Farmers also wrestle with what to... more »

Georgia gets $2 million to study organic management of SWD

The University of Georgia has been awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop organic methods of controlling the spotted wing drosophila (SWD). Ashfaq... more »

TetraCURB Organic introduced by Kemin Crop Technologies

Kemin Crop Technologies, an initiative of Kemin Industries focused on providing innovative solutions for commercial growers, recently launched TetraCURB Organic, a new OMRI-Listed foliar spray miticide and repellent for use on all crops. TetraCURB Organic provides... more »

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