News From Other Sources
There’s a lot going on in the world of organic farming. Our community is always striving to grow and educate. We’ll aggregate and share other organic news from a variety of sources in this section.
January 9, 2020 - OFRF will lead a panel discussion and listening session on organic farming at the 2020 Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (TOFGA) Annual Conference. The conference takes place January 16-18 in Temple, Texas. Soil Health for Crop Producers, led by OFRF's Senior Science Advisor, Dr. Diana Jerkins, takes place on Friday, January 17th from 9:45 - 11:00 a.m. The session will feature research and practical examples from the Southern region to provide guidance on integrating cover crops, rotations, organic amendments, soil friendly tillage, and other practices to build soil [...]
January 7, 2020 - Soil solarization is an organic method that has been shown to control weeds, pathogens, and nematodes in areas with hot summer temperatures. Biosolarization, a relatively new technique, combines the use of soil solarization and organic soil amendments to enhance the results of solarization. While biosolarization has proven effective in a number of studies, its efficacy varies across study regions, cropping systems, and pathogen communities. In 2018, OFRF provided a grant to Dr. Ashraf Tubeileh at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo to study the effect [...]
December 9, 2019 - Haley Baron, Education and Research Program Associate, OFRF, describes her workshop at the Organic Growers Summit in Monterey, CA on December 4, 2019.
December 4, 2019 - Now through December 31st, all donations made to OFRF will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Patgonia Works! This match will double your support! For the last three decades, OFRF has responded directly to the critical needs of organic farmers and ranchers through targeted scientific research, free educational resources, and advocacy on both the local and federal level. Don't miss this opportunity to double your impact. Thank you for helping us ensure organic farmers and ranchers have the information and resources they need to be successful! Click here to make your [...]