Category Archives: Organic Plant Breeding

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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California Hubs Focus on Organic Seed Education, Networking

OSA’s California activities are in full swing, with organic plant breeding, variety trials, and educational workshops happening throughout the state. In five regional hubs — the Northeast, Northwest, Bay Area, Sierras, and far South — we’re focused on activities that … Continue reading

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Southeast Collaboration Already Yielding Results

OSA is collaborating with universities and organic farmers to address Downy Mildew pressure on cucurbits in the eastern part of the US. The project takes a participatory plant breeding approach and spans five states (New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, … Continue reading

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