Category Archives: Organic Plant Breeding

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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Featured Publication: Conduct Variety Trials on Your Farm

Variety trials are important because they allow farmers, plant breeders, and seed companies to evaluate the performance of seed options available. When you conduct a variety trial on your farm, you’re able to see which varieties perform best in your climate and have … Continue reading

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Summer Newsletter: A Roadmap for Organic Seed

I’m excited to share that State of Organic Seed, 2016 is now available! This report is part of our ongoing project to monitor the status of organic seed in the US and execute recommendations that increase the diversity, quality, and … Continue reading

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Just Released! State of Organic Seed, 2016

We’re proud to announce our first five-year update on the status of organic seed in the US. The report, State of Organic Seed, 2016, is part of an ongoing project to measure progress in meeting the organic seed needs of farmers. Organic … Continue reading

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