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For close to three decades, OFRF has been at the forefront of the organic movement, awarding over $3M in research grants across the United States. As a result of OFRF’s research, education, and outreach efforts, thousands of farmers have received pertinent research and training information. All research results are shared freely.

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Organic Ag Research Forum

Proceedings from the 2019 Organic Agriculture Research Forum are now available. This day-long event held on February 16th in Portland Oregon, featured innovative presentations from researchers across all disciplines related to organic farming and food systems.

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Presentations from the 2019 Organic Agriculture Research Forum were recorded by eOrganic and are also available.

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Special thanks to Ceres Trust for their scholarship support.

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CASE STUDY

The pathogenic fungus Fusarium threatens the integrity of corn crops in the form of blights and by producing mycotoxins, which can affect human and animal health if they enter the food chain. Efforts to control its spread are complicated because the fungus often resides in seeds; however, biological control microorganisms offer a promising organic alternative to chemical seed treatments.

In the Fall of 2013, OFRF awarded Lucas Nebert, a PhD candidate at the University of Oregon, a $13,000 grant to explore the use of indigenous seed-inhabiting microorganisms as biological control agents against Fusarium in corn. With field research completed in 2014, Nebert spent most of 2015 processing the seed and plant samples for DNA-based pathogen detection and next-generation DNA sequencing. He submitted his final report to OFRF in January.

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