Category Archives: Organic Plant Breeding

Getting Creative in the Kitchen with Chromatic Carrots

Earlier this month OSA’s Laurie McKenzie joined 21 plant breeders, 27 chefs, and over 350 attendees for the annual Variety Showcase in Portland, Oregon. The annual Culinary Breeding Network (CBN) event celebrates the work of plant breeders and the culinary creativity of professional … Continue reading

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Reports Describe Plant Breeding Priorities for Organic

Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and Cornell University today announced the release of two reports that detail plant breeding priorities for organic agriculture in the Pacific Northwest and Northeast, respectively. The assessments are a result of surveys and regional working groups that … Continue reading

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Learn How to Grow Seed in Montana

Join Organic Seed Alliance in Montana this September for two hands-on trainings. The first event will teach farmers how to grow high-quality seed using organic farming methods and which specialty seed crops are ideal for their farm and climate. The … Continue reading

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Breeding Better Tomatoes for Organic Farmers

OSA is a partner in the Tomato Organic Management and Improvement (TOMI) project, a multi-state breeding initiative focused on developing disease-resistant tomatoes that have exceptional flavor. Partners include Purdue University, North Carolina State University, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Oregon State University, … Continue reading

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Swiss Chard Breeding is Looking Bright

OSA has been breeding Swiss chard in collaboration with organic farmers on the Olympic Peninsula for seven years. The project is focused on breeding red chard varieties with more bolt tolerance, which remains a major production challenge for organic farmers. … Continue reading

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