Category Archives: Organic Seed Alliance

From the Field: Carrot Harvest and Field Day

In mid-August OSA’s Micaela Colley and Laurie McKenzie joined our Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture (CIOA) research partners from University of Wisconsin-Madison and Washington State University to harvest and evaluate carrots from the project at the Mercer Canyon Ranch in Kennewick, WA. … Continue reading

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Silage Corn Trials for Organic Dairy Farms in California

Dairy farming is an integral part of agriculture on the North Coast of California. The climate and the soils of North Coast deltas, river valleys, and flood plains allow dairy farmers to graze cows on excellent pasture for most of … Continue reading

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A Letter From Our Director

OSA recently bid farewell to staff member and friend Dr. John Navazio, who is re-locating cross-country to work as a plant breeder for Johnny’s Selected Seeds. After serving more than ten years as our senior scientist, we’re sad to see … Continue reading

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Upcoming Organic Silage Corn Variety Trial Field Day

Join Organic Seed Alliance and Warren Creek Farms at a variety trial field day to share results from the 2014 local organic silage corn variety trials. The field day will be held on September 17, 2014 at Warren Creek Farms … Continue reading

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From the Field: Carrot, Spinach, and Onion Seed

Last month we shared some notes from our carrot breeding work happening at Midori Farm as part of the collaborative Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture (CIOA) project. This week we noticed some differences in plant health and suspect we’re seeing some varying levels … Continue reading

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