Author Archives: Jared Zystro

OSA Hosts First-Ever California Organic Seed Summit

Organic Seed Alliance recently hosted the first-ever California Organic Seed Summit atĀ Rudolf Steiner CollegeĀ in Fair Oaks. The purpose was to convene organic seed growers and organic seed companies to not just learn from each other, but to create a plan … Continue reading

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Silage Corn Trials for Organic Dairy Farms in California

Dairy farming is an integral part of agriculture on the North Coast of California. The climate and the soils of North Coast deltas, river valleys, and flood plains allow dairy farmers to graze cows on excellent pasture for most of … Continue reading

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Harvest Season in California

OSA’s organic wheat trials are coming to a close for the year in California. This month we harvested the commercial trial in Upper Lake, which included many spring wheat varieties. We’re also hosting a wheat field tour this Friday. See … Continue reading

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Happenings in California

As California’s dry winter continued through the spring, the future climatic challenges the state faces become ever more immediate, and the need for diverse and resilient agricultural seed systems becomes ever more evident. OSA continues, crop by crop and farmer … Continue reading

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Spring in California

It’s a busy spring for OSA in California. As part of our long-term plan for California, and in response to comments gathered at two California seed stakeholder meetings held at EcoFarm and our Organic Seed Growers Conference, we are undertaking … Continue reading

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