Organic Fruit, Vegetable, and Seed Production

2016 Production Guide for Organic Carrots for Processing
this guide for organic production of carrots provides an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. Cornell University

2016 Production Guide for Organic Cole Crops
This guide for organic production of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts provides an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. Cornell University.

2016 Production Guide for Organic Cucumbers and Squash
This guide for organic production of pickling cucumbers and butternut squash provides an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. Cornell University.

2016 Production Guide for Organic Lettuce
This guide for organic production of lettuce provides an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. Cornell University

2016 Production Guide for Organic Peas
This guide for organic production of processing peas provides an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. Cornell University

2016 Production Guide for Organic Potatoes
This guide for organic production of potatoes provides an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. Cornell University

2016 Production Guide for Organic Snap Beans
This guide for organic production of snap beans provides an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. Cornell University.

2016 Production Guide for Organic Spinach
This guide for organic production of spinach provides an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. Cornell University

2016 Production Guide for Storage of Organic Fruits and Vegetables
This guide is a companion to an extensive series on organic cultural and pest management practices available for fruits and vegetables grown in New York. While each guide has a section on storage, they focus largely on preharvest factors. Cornell University.

Directory of Organic Seed Suppliers
This database provides sources for organic seed of both agronomic and horticultural crops. Some national, mail-order suppliers of untreated seed are included, with the emphasis on small alternative seed companies offering open-pollinated vegetable, flower, and herb seed. More details about this database.

Introduction to Season Extension on Organic Vegetable Production systems
Season extension refers to any practice that allows a crop to be cultivated or harvested outside its normal production season. Growers may be able to capture a greater market share by being able to provide product to distributors and retail outlets when their competitors cannot.

Organic Allium Production
ATTRA Publication. 2006.

Organic Garlic Variety Evaluation
Midwest Vegetable Trial Report for 2012. Timothy Coolong and Ty Cato, University of Kentucky, Lexington.

Organic Pumpkin and Winter Squash Marketing and Production
ATTRA publication. 2010.

Organic Seed Finder Website
Welcome to the Organic Seed Finder website, hosted by the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA). The purpose of this site is to allow organic seed vendors and potential customers to find one another. The seed listings are dynamic and will change during the year to reflect new vendors and seed availability. Check the Organic Seed Finder often for the most current listings. Seed transactions cannot be conducted using this site.

Sweet Corn: Organic Production
ATTRA publication. 2008.

Sweet Potato: Organic Production
ATTRA Publication. 2005.

2016 Organic Production and IPM Guide for Raspberries and Blackberries
This guide for organic raspberry and blackberry production is an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems.

2016 Production Guide for Organic Blueberries
This guide for organic blueberry production is an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. Cornell University.

2016 Production Guide for Organic Grapes
This guide for organic grape production is an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. Cornell University.

2016 Production Guide for Organic Strawberries
This guide for organic strawberry production is focused on nutrient and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. Cornell University

A Growers Guide to Organic Apples
The goal of this guide is to help growers produce the highest quality fruit possible, utilizing organic techniques and systems. Cornell University

Biologically Based Organic Management Strategies for Spotted Wing Drosophila WEBINAR
The webinar will cover the biology and management of spotted wing Drosophila, a recent pest of berry and cherry crops across the United States, and the unique challenges and approaches that are relevant for organic producers. The presenters will provide the latest research-based information on what is known about its life-cycle and ability to survive in a range of climates; the current knowledge of biological and cultural controls that can be employed to reduce the pressure from SWD; and the efficacy of certified organic approaches for its control. Oregon State University, North Carolina State University, Michigan State University.

Organic Strawberry Production 
This study from Southern Illinois University examined the effect bioinoculants,deep ocean minerals and their combinations on strawberry production. The plant vigor, fruit yield, antioxidants and sensory qualities were evaluated.

Production Guide for Storage of Organic Fruits and Vegetables
This guide is a companion to an extensive series on organic cultural and pest management practices available for fruits and vegetables grown in New York. While each guide has a section on storage, they focus largely on preharvest factors. Storage issues have tended to receive less attention to date because organic produce in New York has usually been marketed quickly. It is recognized that many positive steps to maintain quality can be made in the absence of optimal storage conditions, especially if the marketing plans do not require long term storage. However, as organic production increases, attention to proper storage techniques will become more important.

USDA Organic; Substances for Organic Crop + Livestock Production
The National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances identifies substances that may and may not be used in organic crop and livestock production. It also lists the substances that may be used in or on processed organic products.

Organic Seed Alliance
Organic Seed Alliance advances ethical seed solutions to meet food and farming needs in a changing world.

Organic Seed Production Webinar Series
A six-webinar series on organic seed production provides training for seed growers and seed production interns. This series, offered by Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA), covers a range of topics, from planting to harvest to the economics of seed production.

The Organic Seed Grower
A farmer's guide to vegetable seed production. Published by Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE).

Organic Seed Finder Website
Welcome to the Organic Seed Finder website, hosted by the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA). The purpose of this site is to allow organic seed vendors and potential customers to find one another. The seed listings are dynamic and will change during the year to reflect new vendors and seed availability. Check the Organic Seed Finder often for the most current listings. Seed transactions cannot be conducted using this site.