Category Archives: Organic Plant Breeding

What’s a Regional Seed System?

Summer sweet corn: Is there anything better? How about a sweet corn that was developed with organic farmers in mind — an open-pollinated variety that germinates in cool spring conditions without the use of fungicides and demonstrates superb taste? Organic … Continue reading

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Who’ll Own Our Seed?

Author Lisa Hamilton has written a must-read article (“Linux for Lettuce“) on how utility patents — patents for inventions — impact the future of our seed and food. In this piece, she describes the recently launched Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI), which is … Continue reading

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From the Field: Breeding Sweet Corn for Organic Agriculture

Summer sweet corn: Is there anything better? How about a sweet corn that was developed with organic farmers in mind – an open-pollinated, uniform, and early maturing variety that demonstrates superb taste? OSA is a proud collaborator in a participatory … Continue reading

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From the Field: Breeding Carrots for Organic Agriculture

Earlier this spring, OSA’s research team planted ‘Spring Market’ carrots at Midori Farm, one of several farms partnering with us on breeding work here on the Olympic Peninsula. The carrots were planted for seed production and will eventually be used … Continue reading

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Upcoming Course in WA: Breeding Self-Pollinating Crops

We hope you’ll join us for a course on breeding self-pollinating crops on June 16, 2014, in Greenbank, WA. Register today. “Breeding Self-Pollinating Crops” is a day-long advanced course with experienced plant breeder Dr. John Navazio of Organic Seed Alliance … Continue reading

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