Author Archives: Jared Zystro

Organic Seed Stakeholders Meet in California

Did you know that California produces more vegetable seed than any other state? And that, according to a survey conducted as part of OSA’s State of Organic Seed report, the vast majority of California organic farmers surveyed agree that organic … Continue reading

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Dr. Bill Tracy to Keynote Organic Seed Growers Conference

Looking at the agricultural news of the day, I read about how some genetically engineered corn is failing, as corn rootworms evolve to overcome the insecticide contained in the corn. And weeds resistant to Roundup are springing up all over. … Continue reading

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OSA and Partners to Breed New Carrots for Organic

At OSA, we believe organic farmers need varieties adapted to their organic systems and challenges. We are excited to announce a new project that advances this mission. Thanks to USDA’s Organic Research and Extension Initiative, OSA is partnering with the … Continue reading

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Fall Field Day at Prairie Road Organic Farm

Last Saturday, OSA teamed up with the Family Farmers Seed Cooperative and Prairie Road Organic Farm to teach a course on the Fundamentals of Organic Seed Production and Variety Improvement in Fullerton, North Dakota. I led a classroom session in … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss OSA’s Organic Plant Breeding Workshop Series

Martin Diffley has been growing sweet corn for more than 30 years, but this year he saw something new. In a field trial on his farm, he sampled row after row of delicious high-quality sweet corn – sweet corn that … Continue reading

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