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October 12

US (AZ): CEAC holds special panel discussion on organic hydroponics

The Controlled Environment Agriculture Center at the University of Arizona is organizing a special panel seminar on "Organic Hydroponics". It will be held at the CEAC Lecture Room on October 12th at 4pm (MST). The focus will be on hydroponics in organics and the future of its existence.

This special panel discussion is being held in response to the recently distributed “National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Hydroponic and Aquaponic Task Force Report”. This report provides technical information about organic-based hydroponic and aquaponic systems and represents both sides of the debate on whether or not non-soil systems should continue to be eligible for organic certification. It also provides clarification of the previous 2010 NOSB recommendations. This report can be viewed at:
On this panel will be Dr. Stacy Tollefson of the CEAC and Jose Edgardo Torres of Wholesum Family Farms, both members of the USDA Hydroponic Taskforce, as well as Executive Director of the Coalition for Sustainable Organics, Dr. Lee Frankel. In addition, Dr. Dennis T. Ray, Professor of The University of Arizona School of Plant Sciences, will be in attendance to host and facilitate the event.
After the panel completes their presentations the floor will be open to discussion.

If you are unable to attend in person, the seminar series will be available via the web. You will be able to participate in the discussion by submitting questions and comments. To register, you will need to access the registration link, here:

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