Author Archives: Tony Kleese

Join Us for a Southeast Variety Trial Field Day

OSA and Cornell University will host an evaluation field day of melons, cucumbers, and summer squash varieties at Ramblerill Farm in southern Orange County, North Carolina, on August 11, 2016. The field day will highlight cucurbit varieties that have shown … Continue reading

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Southeast Collaboration Already Yielding Results

OSA is collaborating with universities and organic farmers to address Downy Mildew pressure on cucurbits in the eastern part of the US. The project takes a participatory plant breeding approach and spans five states (New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, … Continue reading

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An Update From the Southeast

The first southeast U.S. organic cucurbit variety trails and field day occurred this summer as part of theOrganic Cucurbit Research Project being led by Cornell University and supported by OSA, North Carolina State University, and Auburn University. Farmers participating in the … Continue reading

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An Update from the Southeast

Efforts to build the foundation for a regional seed system in the Southeast continue to gain momentum. OSA is partnering with organizations and universities on organic variety trials and educational events, and in developing strategic plans for the region. OSA’s … Continue reading

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