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Effect of Compost Extracts on Organic Seed Germination and Reduction of Weed Seed Expression

Effect of Compost Extracts on Organic Seed Germination
Coordinator: Gladis Zinati, Ph.D., The Rodale Institute, Kutztown, PA
Stakeholders: Organic farmers

Midwest Breeding Project Aims for Cold-Tolerant Sweet Corn

Summary

Investigator: William F. Tracy, Dept. of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin,
Madison, WI
Project locations: Wisconsin, Minnesota

Participatory plant breeding to improve sweet corn for organic farmers

In the upper Midwest, fresh market sweet corn is an important part of many diversified organic vegetable operations. Many organic farmers consider sweet corn crucial for attracting customers to their market stands or to their CSAs.

Fish extracts for integrated disease, insect, and fertility management in organic blueberries in the Southeastern U.S.

Summary

Investigator: Harald Scherm, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Project location: South Central Georgia

Managing Farm Habitat Shows Promise in Cutworm Control

Summary

Project title: On-farm management of cutworms in organic no-till corn
Investigator: Jeffrey Moyer, Rodale Institute Experimental Farm, Kutztown, PA
Project location: Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Evaluation of day-neutral strawberries in organic systems in Washington

Summary

Investigator: Patrick Moore, Washington State University Cooperative Extension, Puyallup, WA
Project location: Puyallup, Washington

Study Helps Steer Organic Rice Producers to New & Effective Fertilizers

Summary

Project title: Evaluation of alternative nitrogen sources for California rice systems
Investigator: Bruce Linquist, Dept. of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA
Project location: Sacramento Valley, California

Vineyard Research Shows Pest Management Value of Songbird Nest Boxes

Summary

Project location: Central and north coast of California

Optimizing mulch and fertilizer use in organic blueberries

Summary

Investigator: Eric Hanson, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Project location: southwestern Michigan and north central Indiana

Harnessing aphid alarm pheromone to rid broccoli heads of aphids

Summary

Investigator: Phillip Fujiyoshi, Dept. of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis
Project location: Davis, California

The purpose of this project was to find a way to make aphid-infested broccoli heads marketable by inducing the aphids to walk away in response to alarm pheromone.

Developing an organic commercial production system for the Goji berry

Summary

Investigator: Norma Wilson, Butterfuly Hill Plants, Lovettsville, VA
Project location: Lovettsville, VA

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