USDA offers free courses on sampling, energy infrastructure

The USDA’s National Organic Program recently added two free courses through the Organic Integrity Learning Center. The courses are free, although... more »

A&L Biological begins registration of first commercial products

London, Ontario-based A&L Biological Inc, a subsidiary of A&L Canada Laboratories Inc, recently submitted its first two products for regulat... more »

Oregon Tilth gets grant to foster growers’ ‘virtual peer learning’

In our national surveys of organic producers, we often hear from farmers that they consider peers to be the best source of information and guidance. I... more »

Oregon follows California in warnings about specific organic soil product

Oregon agriculture officials Dec. 11 issued a stop use notice about a specific agricultural product labeled as organic but found to have prohibited ch... more »

Multiyear rotation in high tunnels curbs soil pathogens

Tomatoes are the high revenue crop in high tunnels but growing tomatoes after tomatoes can build up soil pathogens and affect soil fertility. Carefull... more »

OMRI names 3 new board members

The Organic Materials Review Institute in recent months has welcomed three new members to its board of directors. Chris Grigsby of Maine Organic Fa... more »

UC Cooperative Extension studies organic herbicides for weed control in landscapes

The safety of the weed killer glyphosate, the active ingredient in some well-known Roundup products, has been the subject of attention recently becaus... more »

HC’s fiber containers for horticulture USDA-certified as biobased

The HC Companies –a leading manufacturer of horticulture containers – recently obtained Certified Biobased Product Labeling Program for both their... more »

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