Organic Grower May/June 2021 – The Tending Issue

At the Midwest’s Superior Fresh, a synergy of salads and salmon

There’s nothing fishy about it – except for the salmon. Tank-raised fish add natural fertilizer to the water at Superior Fresh LLC, a grower of organic greens and...

California betters its bug vacuums for lygus

For the better part of a decade, there has been some version in the market of a bug vacuum for use against lygus in California strawberries. Within five...

Dave Puglia on why Western farm operations invest in organics, food safety

Growers of the West continue to invest heavily in both organic production and food safety. It’s not just individual growers. Membership group Western Growers recently made headlines not...

Essential oils researched for potential in organic ag

Organic food sales topped $50 billion in the United States in 2018. Statistics from the Organic Trade Association tell part of the story of this growing market: Fruits,...

How organic produce growers drive new food safety innovations

Growers need not wait on the government for timely guidance to food safety questions or concerns. That’s what industry veteran Victor Smith sees as one of the biggest...

How to make your cover crops work for you

At the Rodale Institute, we know that cover crops provide amazing benefits such as reducing pest and weed pressure, enhancing soil and water quality, increasing nutrient cycling efficiency,...

Leaning into a rapidly changing future at Organic Farm School

For our first 12 years, the Organic Farm School focused almost entirely on core training for new organic farmers. We modeled how to propagate from seed, how to...

Old Dominion Farms transitions from tobacco to organic produce

Tracing its farming heritage to the 17th century, Old Dominion Organic Farms is one of North America’s oldest farming operations. In its 12th generation of operation, the southeast...

Precision ag tech can play a role in organic agriculture: Editor’s letter

I’m probably just revealing my sell-by date with this reference, but do you remember the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” [caption id="attachment_1140" align="alignright" width="300"] Stephen...

Rodale Institute tests organic tactics for fighting allium leafminer

The allium leafminer, an herbivore pest, was first reported in European countries such as Denmark, Sweden, Poland and the Mediterranean Basin in 1976 and now is widespread in...

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