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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.

OFRF News

Pest Management for Flea Beetle

The Organic Farming Research Foundation 2022 National Organic Research Agenda (NORA) is a report informed by surveys and focus groups conducted in 2020 with over 1,100 certified organic farmers and ranchers across North America. What Farmers Said In the NORA report, 74% of survey respondents cited insect/pest management as a substantial technical assistance need. Specific feedback from organic farmers also underscores the need for additional research on managing pests such as flea beetle. Download OFRF's Pest Profiles Brassica Loving Flea Beetle Solanaceae Loving Flea Beetle Know Your Pest Flea beetles [...]

August 9th, 2022|Categories: News|

Vilicus Farms

Impacts of Climate Disruption on a Diversified Organic Dryland Farm - While scientists, policy makers, and carbon marketeers debate the best agricultural practices for absorbing excess atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) into the soil, farmers need tools and strategies now to help them meet the day-to-day challenges posed by climate change.

July 26th, 2022|Categories: Farmer Stories, News|

State of Organic Seed: A Conversation with Organic Seed Alliance

The Organic Farming Research Foundation 2022 National Organic Research Agenda (NORA) is a report informed by surveys and focus groups conducted in 2020 with over 1,100 certified organic farmers and ranchers across North America. What Farmers Said In the NORA report, ~70% of organic crops are planted with certified organic seeds. On-farm production of organic seed declined from 63% in 2015 to 46% in 2020, indicating a need for farmer training and technical support in organic seed production. A Conversation with Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) OFRF recently chatted with Kiki [...]

July 15th, 2022|Categories: News|

OFRF Awards Two More 2021/22 Organic Research Grants Focused on Pulse Crops, Companion Planting

Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF), in partnership with the Foundation for Food and Agriculture (FFAR), is pleased to announce two more 2021-22 Organic Research grants, awarded to Travis Parker and Christiana Huss. Parker's research will increase the productivity and market value of pulse crops for arid conditions. Huss will examine companion plantings for organic management of a new invasive Brassica pest. These awards are the third and fourth projects of six in OFRF's current 2021-22 organic research grant cycle. Travis Parker, with lead institution University of California, Davis, will focus [...]

July 13th, 2022|Categories: News|
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