Category Archives: Organic Plant Breeding

From the Field: Carrot, Spinach, and Onion Seed

Last month we shared some notes from our carrot breeding work happening at Midori Farm as part of the collaborative Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture (CIOA) project. This week we noticed some differences in plant health and suspect we’re seeing some varying levels … Continue reading

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Upcoming Carrot Field Day in Washington State

Join us for the upcoming “Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture Field Day” to be held August 15, 2014, at the Washington State University Extension Research Farm in Pasco, Washington. The field day will include a presentation on the Carrot Improvement … Continue reading

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Upcoming Organic Seed Field Day and Training in North Carolina

Save the date for the upcoming “Organic Cucurbit Variety Selection and Seed Saving Field Day” to be held August 12, 2014, at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, North Carolina. Register today Hosts Organic Seed Alliance, Cornell University, and North … Continue reading

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State of Organic Seed — New Survey Just Announced

We are excited to announce the distribution of our 2014 organic producer seed survey. This national survey is conducted every five years to monitor organic seed availability and use, challenges in sourcing organic seed, and organic plant breeding needs, among … Continue reading

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Webinar on Keeping Seed Crops Healthy

This spring, OSA’s John Navazio presented in a webinar titled “Keeping Your Seed Crops Healthy” with Jodi Lew-Smith of High Mowing Organic Seeds and Linda Gilkeson of West Coast Gardening. The webinar includes instruction on rogueing (removing of a small fraction of undesirable plants from … Continue reading

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