Category Archives: Organic Plant Breeding

Colorful and Cutting Edge: New Carrot Varieties Take Root

Our research team recently joined Washington State University (WSU) researchers for a Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture (CIOA) field harvest and evaluation. CIOA is a long-term breeding project that is helping farmers and plant breeders find existing carrot varieties – and … Continue reading

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Upcoming Organic Seed Trainings in Western Washington

Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and partners will host four organic seed trainings for farmers throughout Western Washington over the next eight weeks. These events are co-hosted by Greenbank Farm’s Organic Seed Project. Growing Spinach, Chard, and Beet Seed  |  August … Continue reading

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Learn How to Breed Crops for Organic Agriculture

The Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative (NOVIC) will host a two-day classroom and field based course on plant breeding next month. Nationally renowned plant breeders from University of Wisconsin, Cornell University, Oregon State University, and Organic Seed Alliance will lead a Fundamentals of … Continue reading

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New Purple Sprouting Broccoli Variety Trial Report

Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) released a report today that details variety trial results for purple sprouting broccoli grown in Oregon and Washington. Purple sprouting broccoli is an ideal crop for winter food production in the Pacific Northwest, and is gaining … Continue reading

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Summer Newsletter: Is Purple the New Green?

It’s hard to believe that summer is upon us. As you watch the growing season unfold, do me a favor and ask yourself a question: What do I wish I knew right now about seed production, plant breeding, or the … Continue reading

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