Research

Biological mediation of apple replant disease in organic apple orchards

Summary

Investigator: Lori Hoagland, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Project location: Eastern Washington state

Investigating the use of buckwheat strips to attract beneficial insects for the management of Colorado potato beetle

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Investigator: Robert Hadad, Cornell Regional Vegetable Program, Lockport, NY
Project location: Four organic farms in upstate New York

Hops Show Potential as Complement to Orchard Systems: Adapting organic apple practices for Great Lakes Region organic hops production

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Investigator: Matthew Grieshop, Assistant Professor of Organic Pest Management, Organic Pest Management Lab, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Project location: AlMar Orchards, Flushing, Michigan

Enhancing biological control of insect pests using flowering intercrops in wine grape ecosystems

Summary

Investigator: Miguel Altieri, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Project location: Sonoma and Napa counties, California

Integrating bats into organic pest management

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Investigator: Steve Tennes, Country Mill Farms, Charlotte, Michigan
Project locations: This project will be conducted at seven farms in southern Michigan over a total of three summers (2009-2011). The farms include organic, conventional and mixed operations.

Molasses as an alternative energy feed source for organic dairies

Summary

Investigator: Kathy Soder, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Pasture Systems and Watershed Research Unit, University Park, PA
Project location: University of New Hampshire Organic Research Dairy, Burley-Demeritt farm, Lee, New Hampshire (certified organic since 2005)

Fungi, predatory mites and guardian plants for thrips IPM in organic greenhouse ornamentals

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Investigator: Margaret Skinner, University of Vermont Entomology Research Lab, Burlington, VT
Project location: River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT (certified organic since 1999)

This project focuses on thrips, one of the most important pests of organic greenhouse production nationally and a common reason why growers suspend organic practices in greenhouse ornamentals, fearing crop loss from this persistent virus-transmitting pest.

Finding cost-effective weed and nutrient management practices in organic pear orchards

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Investigator: Chuck Ingels, University of California Cooperative Extension, Sacramento County, Sacramento, California
Project location: Joe Green Ranch, Courtland, California (certified organic in 2009)

Enhancing insect pest management in organic systems using genotypically diverse cultivar mixtures

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Coordinator: John Tooker, Pennsylvania State University
Project location: Russel Larson Agricultural Research Center, Rock Springs, PA

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