Author Archives: Jared Zystro

California Seed Stakeholders Meeting: EcoFarm, January 23rd

California Seed Stakeholders Meeting Thursday, January 23, 2014 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EcoFarm, Asilomar, CA (in the Sanderling room) California currently produces the most vegetable seed, but many of the state’s organic producers believe they are underserved by the seed … Continue reading

Posted in Organic Seed Alliance | Comments Off

Year in Review: Deepening Our Roots in California

We are meeting the need for a more robust seed system in California by partnering with the USDA, Columbia Foundation, Gaia Fund, and the California Wheat Commission to expand our outreach in the state. In 2013, OSA: Taught more than … Continue reading

Posted in Organic Seed Alliance | Comments Off

The Next Generation of Organic Plant Breeders

The journal Sustainability recently published an article about the first Student Organic Seed Symposium (SOSS) and what it demonstrates about the blossoming field of organic plant breeding. Organic farmers need more breeders developing varieties specifically adapted for their production systems. Fortunately, … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Organic Plant Breeding, Organic Seed Alliance | Comments Off

OSA Partners on Organic Wheat Trials in California

Organic Seed Alliance and project partners have just finished planting organic wheat trials in Northern California. On three beautiful mornings this spring, farmer John LaBoyteaux towed his vintage International Harvester grain drill out to plant eight different varieties of wheat … Continue reading

Posted in Organic Plant Breeding, Organic Seed Alliance | Comments Off

Did You Miss the California Seed Stakeholder Meeting?

At EcoFarm in January, OSA hosted a second California seed stakeholders meeting. More than two dozen seed producers, seed company representatives, university representatives, and seed buyers met to discuss how to improve seed systems in California. Below are a few … Continue reading

Posted in Agricultural Policy, Events, Organic Plant Breeding, Organic Seed Alliance, Seed Industry | Comments Off