Tagged Organic

Fruits
November 9, 2017
Organic Fresh Produce Sales Top $1 Billion in Third Quarter
Sales of organic fruit were up 8.3% year on year, while sales of organic vegetables rose 6.2%. Read More
Fruits
September 5, 2017
Organic Fruit Sales Surge 12%
Organic vegetable sales rose 6%, as consumer demand is still going strong. Read More
Vegetables
June 7, 2017
Take a Tour of Full Moon Farm [Slideshow]
This thriving 155-acre organic farm in Vermont grows more than 100 cultivars each year, hosts live events, and manages profitable, related side businesses. Read More
Irrigation
May 31, 2017
Surviving a Month with Two Weeks’ Water
Imagine yourself in this nightmare scenario: At the height of the season, the pipeline that carries water from your only Read More
Fruits
May 19, 2017
Representatives Introduce Bill to Boost Organic Farming Research
As organic production continues to grow, legislators seek to boost research funding, which has remained stagnant for many years. Read More
Organic
May 8, 2017
The Small Organic Farm Life
Full Moon Farm provides Vermont’s Lieutenant Governor, David Zuckerman, and his wife, Rachel Nevitt, creative outlets and the freedom to pursue their passions. Read More
Fruits
February 6, 2017
Organic Trade Association Rallies Support for Research
Group is encouraging consumers to tell USDA they support an organic research and promotion program. Read More
Fruits
November 29, 2016
Orchard Spray Oil Now OMRI Listed
Orchex 796 Orchard Spray Oil can be used on number of tree and nut crops. Read More
Citrus
October 11, 2016
$21.4 Million In Grants For Organic Research, Extension
Projects funded to help improve business operations and transition to organic production. Read More
Citrus
October 4, 2016
$56M Available For Organic Research, Local Food; $48.1M For Specialty Crops
USDA announces funding to bolster local, regional food systems and address long-term solutions in productions. Read More
Farm Marketing
May 26, 2016
Who Grows Organically — And Who Doesn’t? [Infographic]
We surveyed 816 fruit and vegetable growers and found that farm marketers and vegetable growers are much more likely than their peers to embrace the practice. Read More
Citrus
February 3, 2016
Sunkist Expands Organic Portfolio
With the organic citrus sector growing three times as fast as conventional, the 123-year-old cooperative is keeping up with the times. Read More
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Fruits
December 22, 2015
The Country’s Largest Organic Farming Conference Will Take Place In February
The conference features 65 workshops and will be held in La Crosse, WI. Read More
Crop Protection
September 22, 2015
Fungicide/Bactericide From Nufarm Is Now OMRI Listed
ChampION++ can be used in organic production for several vegetables and fruits. Read More
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Apples & Pears
September 22, 2015
Apples, Lettuce Among Top Organic Crops Produced
Survey says sales, production increasing. Read More
Fruits
July 9, 2015
National Organic Survey Issued
The Organic Farming Research Foundation has kicked off its annual survey, asking all certified organic farmers in the U.S. to Read More
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More Vegetables
July 9, 2015
Study: Consumers Prefer U.S.-Grown Organic Broccoli
Country of Origin Labeling a major factor in purchasing decisions. Read More
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Farm Management
June 29, 2015
The ROI On An Organic Checkoff [Opinion]
Organic agriculture is more profitable for farmers than conventional agriculture, according to a recent study published in the Proceedings of Read More
Citrus
April 21, 2015
Record Number Of Organic Producers In U.S.
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Services says domestic production has increased by 250% across all markets since 2002. Read More
Farm Management
March 10, 2015
$66.5 Million Pledged For Produce Industry
USDA announces funding for research into specialty crops and organic production. Read More
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Fruits
November 19, 2017
More Tools Available for Organic Growers
Pest management, fertility, and certification information all available in one place. Read More
Fruits
November 18, 2017
Tips to Winterize Your Sprayers
Taking the steps to properly prepare your sprayer for the offseason will help to reduce costly problems in the spring, says engineer and spray technology expert. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Alico Overhaul to Cut Citrus Production …
Company restructuring aims to integrate legacy businesses and reduce input costs significantly. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Sustainable Farming Projects in Florida …
St. Johns River Water Management District grants backing to 12 on-farm plans aimed at resource conservation and nutrient reduction. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Florida Citrus Tree Rehab in Full Swing …
With Hurricane Irma well in the rear view, growers and researchers hope to work groves back to a productive state as HLB rages on. Read More
Farm Management
November 17, 2017
Consumers Forking out Less This Year for…
Annual American Farm Bureau average price report reveals you can host a fine Turkey Day feast for less than $50. Read More
Apples & Pears
November 16, 2017
USApple Seeking Nominations for Young Ap…
Deadline to apply for program is Dec. 31. Read More
GenNext Growers
November 16, 2017
Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Support Yo…
Act designed to help next generation access affordable land, crop insurance, and financial capital. Read More
Crop Protection
November 15, 2017
Syngenta Secures CRISPR Cas-9 License
Other companies also have secured licenses, but few have announced plans to use the gene editing technology on vegetables. Read More
Vegetables
November 15, 2017
Vegetable Breeding for Timing Is only Pa…
Early and late season varieties give growers flexibility and allow them to sequence crops so harvest crews have steady work over a longer period. But those varieties also need other traits like disease resistance and taste. Read More
Vegetables
November 15, 2017
Taste Is Back on the Front Burner for Ve…
In the pursuit for solving some of the biggest problems for growers, breeders have sometimes ignored flavor. Here are two breeders who have made taste a top priority. Read More
Citrus
November 14, 2017
USDA Announces Grants to Promote IPM Pra…
Methyl bromide transition, crop protection management among programs funded. Read More
Stone Fruit
November 14, 2017
Southeastern Peach Growers Hope for Wint…
Chill hours being sought, but the possibility of a La Niña climate pattern could mean a drier and warmer winter. Read More
Vegetables
November 13, 2017
Plant Breeding Is a Key Part of Precisio…
One theme that stood out during the vegetable seed trials this past summer was how much breeders are keeping future automation in mind. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
Biostimulants Making Big Strides as It S…
The inaugural BiocontrolsSM USA East Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL, featured two days of educational sessions focused on how Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
So What Exactly Are Biostimulants, Anywa…
Biostimulants are one of the hottest new topics in specialty crops, but most growers could use a little clarity on where they fit. Here are the basics you need to know. Read More
Florida Ag Expo
November 13, 2017
Florida Growers Explore New Solutions to…
Farm innovation and alternative approaches to production front and center at 2017 Florida Ag Expo. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
Microbial-based Biostimulants: Big Poten…
There is no shortage of interest in or questions and opinions about biostimulants. Many are working to develop them as Read More