Category Archives: Organic Plant Breeding

Do You Grow Cowpeas?

Hearing from farmers about their interest in — and experience with — different plant varieties allows public researchers to carry out relevant plant breeding projects and conduct useful variety trials. These feedback loops are essential to meeting the needs of … Continue reading

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Looking Back on OSA’s Successes in 2014

I’m excited to share our annual report with you today, which includes some of our most important successes in 2014. We are making tremendous progress in building regional seed systems, monitoring the state of organic seed at a national level, … Continue reading

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OSA to Host Symposium on Regional Plant Breeding Needs

  Announcement Follows Report that Identifies Severe Gaps in Public Breeding Infrastructure Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) has announced that it will host a symposium this spring to identify opportunities and priorities for advancing organic plant breeding in the Pacific Northwest. … Continue reading

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Which Non-GMO Silage Corn is Best for Your Farm?

Arcata, CA – Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) has published a report that details results from a silage corn variety trial. The trials were conducted in the North Coast of California to help the region’s farmers identify which organic and other … Continue reading

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Learn How to Produce Seed for Your Organic Farm

Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) will host a “Fundamentals of Seed Production and Variety Improvement” course on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at St. Stephen’s Church in Sebastopol, CA. OSA’s Jared Zystro and Steve Peters will teach this daylong course where participants … Continue reading

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