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Video: Organic management of downy mildew in cucurbits

A new video, Managing Cucurbit Downy Mildew on Organic Farms, has been posted on the eXtension website. The 11-minute video discusses strategies that organic growers can use if they face downy mildew problems, such as selecting resistant cultivars, using OMRI-listed pesticides, choosing specific high tunnel.....

February 14-17, Corvallis

US (OR): 'Nation's largest organic seed event' to take place this February

Organic Seed Alliance (OSA), along with co-hosts Washington State University, Oregon State University, and eOrganic, will hold the 9th Organic Seed Growers Conference in Corvallis, Oregon, from February 14-17, 2018. The conference features more than 60 experts in the fields of organic seed production,.....

Italy: Organic tomato production doubled over two years

From the 1,316 hectares of 2015 to the 2,310.22 of 2017 - crops of organic tomatoes destined to the processing industry have almost doubled in northern Italy. This trend confirms the increasing demand for organic products, which was discussed during the convention organised by interbranch organisation.....

US: Organic farmers and major league baseball star visit Capitol Hill

Twenty organic farmers – including one major league baseball player – stepped up to the plate for thousands of organic farmers throughout the country when they came to Washington on Nov. 29 and 30 to participate in the Organic Trade Association’s first Farmers Advisory Council fly-in and to talk with.....

Expanding organic line

US (CA): Tanimura & Antle reintroduce organic program

Tanimura & Antle, the employee-owned Salinas Valley grower and shipper of premium fresh produce, has announced the addition of three new products to its organics line. Now available are:● Organic Celery and Celery Hearts;● Organic Broccoli;● Organic Cauliflower.These offerings are part.....

Australia's demand for organic produce is still on the increase

According to Andrew Monk, CEO of Australian Organic - which owns and supports the nation's largest organic certifying group, Australian Certified Organic - demand is still outstripping supply in many sectors.How is the organic market in Australia performing?According to Monk, the domestic Australian consumer.....

GreenTech Amsterdam 2018 expands with co-hosted event TOFF

The 3rd edition of GreenTech Amsterdam will be an edition that the forefront runners in the horticulture industry can’t miss out on. From 12 - 14 June in RAI Amsterdam the biggest and most innovative overview on horticulture technologies are put together under one roof with over 450 exhibitors from more than.....

Double Diamond Farms grows organic sector in Canada

Double Diamond Farms is expanding its acreage this season with the launch of an organic cucumber facility in Kingsville, ON. This development will significantly increase Double Diamond’s organic production and the growth and distribution of additional certified organic items will follow."The demand for.....

US (MN): Urban Organics continues to expand

Winter is around the corner in Minnesota, bringing freezing temperatures, plenty of snow and an abrupt end to the outdoor growing season.But at Urban Organics, an 87,000-square-foot aquaponics farm in St. Paul, vertical fields of snappy fresh greens and herbs thrive under an artificial sun. Salmon and arctic.....

Irish plant scientist sells organic seeds all over the world

Plant scientist Madeline McKeever sends organic vegetable seeds all over the world from her remote farm on the Turk Head peninsula in west Cork.What is special about your business?Seeds are special. They are the fundamental units of agriculture and it is a privilege to work with them. We produce around 100.....

Spain is the EU's largest organic producer

Spain is at the top when it comes to the acreage devoted to organic production in the European Union (EU), according to a report dated 16 November about the year 2016 published by the European Statistical Office-Eurostat.The EU has devoted 11,931,589 hectares to organic production; 6.69 percent of the total.....

US: Registration for the third annual Organic Produce Summit opens

Retailer and buying organization registration for the third annual Organic Produce Summit will open November 20 on the OPS website. OPS 2018 is scheduled for July 11-12 at the newly renovated Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, CA.OPS 2018 will again feature a gala opening reception, a series of.....

IFOAM & Bionext responds to NOSB decision:

"US organic regulations place economic importance first"

At the beginning of November, the U.S. National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) decided with 8 votes in favor and 7 votes against, that organic cultivation is also acceptable to take place on aquaponics and hydroponics. This confirmed the current situation in the US. In Europe, the rule is that organic.....

EU introduces new organic regulation

The European Commission welcomes the Council's endorsement of the co-legislators' agreement on the new rules on organic production and looks forward to the final steps leading to the adoption of the new Regulation. Once adopted, the new rules will enter into force on 1 January 2021. This will give enough.....