Farming By Topic

Our driving purpose is to help farmers succeed in organic production. This section of the website provides the practical how-to articles, research updates, and more to help farmers grow organic successfully.

You’ll find helpful articles from the Organic Broadcaster newspaper, fact sheets, announcements related to your area of farming, and links to other useful resources. Plus, look for answers to specific farming questions from our Organic Specialists under “Ask a Specialist: Answers.” If your question isn’t answered already, you can post a question through the Ask a Specialist button to the right.

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Announcements

Manuals on Organic Plant Breeding    April 7, 2014

Organic Seed Alliance just published four organic plant breeding manuals to encourage organic farmers to participate in developing varieties suited to organic systems. The manuals include an introduction to plant breeding and three crop-specific manuals that provide step-by-step instruction for identifying good breeding material and maintaining a new variety for quality and uniformity.

Introduction to On-farm Organic Plant Breeding 

How to Breed Carrots for Organic Agriculture

How to Breed Sweet Corn for Organic Agriculture

How to Breed Tomatoes for Organic Agriculture

 

 

 

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