Category Archives: Organic Plant Breeding

Spud Selections: New Potato Breeding Manual Now Available

If you’re interested in potato breeding, take note of a new manual that was recently translated into English by a Dutch publisher. The manual, Potato breeding – a practical manual for the potato chain, covers the history of potato breeding in … Continue reading

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An Autumn Letter from Our Director

This year, OSA celebrates a landmark anniversary. It’s hard to believe that after ten years we have already established ourselves as the primary organization in the U.S. working to expand a national organic seed system through regional models of collaborative … Continue reading

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Specialty Crop Grant to Increase Access to Local Vegetables

OSA is proud to announce that it has received funding to address the high demand for year-round availability of locally grown vegetables in Oregon and Washington. The project is co-funded by a Washington State Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant … Continue reading

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Student Organic Seed Symposium: An Address on Advocacy

My name is Kristina Hubbard, and for those of you who aren’t familiar with Organic Seed Alliance, we are a national non-profit organization that advances the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. We accomplish our … Continue reading

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On the Beauty and Necessity of Genetic Diversity

Yesterday The Washington Post published a piece, titled: “Why perfect-looking produce can be less than ideal.” The author visited with OSA’s Dr. John Navazio to get the seed side of the story. “We still want beautiful food,” Navazio says, “but as … Continue reading

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