Category Archives: Organic Plant Breeding

Upcoming Fundamentals of Seed Production and Variety Improvement Course

Welton Farm and Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) will host a Fundamentals of Seed Production and Variety Improvement course on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Welton Farm in Gilroy, CA. Organic Seed Alliance’s Jared Zystro and Steve Peters will teach this … Continue reading

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Inspiration in “Community Breeding”

From purple carrots to black tomatoes, plant breeders and seed companies showcased their upcoming new varieties to farmers and chefs at yesterday’s first Culinary Breeding Network (CBN) Variety Showcase in Portland, Oregon. CBN’s Lane Selman envisioned an event that would … Continue reading

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Student Organic Seed Symposium Inspires

OSA’s Micaela Colley and Jared Zystro left the Student Organic Seed Symposium in awe of the next generation of organic researchers and inspired by the path forward carved by national and international leaders in organic plant breeding systems. The student-run … Continue reading

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From the Field: Carrot Harvest and Field Day

In mid-August OSA’s Micaela Colley and Laurie McKenzie joined our Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture (CIOA) research partners from University of Wisconsin-Madison and Washington State University to harvest and evaluate carrots from the project at the Mercer Canyon Ranch in Kennewick, WA. … Continue reading

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Silage Corn Trials for Organic Dairy Farms in California

Dairy farming is an integral part of agriculture on the North Coast of California. The climate and the soils of North Coast deltas, river valleys, and flood plains allow dairy farmers to graze cows on excellent pasture for most of … Continue reading

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