Preventing problems before they start is key to success in planning for plant health in organic agriculture. Growers should anticipate possible plant health, irrigation, nutrition and possible soilborne... more »
Demand for organic apples has steadily increased over the past two decades. That includes double-digit increases in annual sales the past decade – as high as 40%.
Market expansion, including both... more »
When John and Joan Donaldson started growing blueberries on 40 acres of breathtaking land just outside of Fennville, Michigan, in the mid-1970s, they were on the cutting edge of agriculture nationally... more »
A group of organic growers and nonprofit organizations on March 3 sued the USDA and top officials in its National Organic Program (NOP) over its decision to allow soil-less grow operations, such as hy... more »
Brian Bates’ faith and enthusiasm for organic produce are strong.
Seven years ago, he and his wife, Anne Morningstar, bought 75 acres near Petoskey in Northern Michigan with the belief that the r... more »