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Information on organic farming of agronomic crops, including certification, using organic nutrient sources and crop insurance options.
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Organic Study Circles
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Organic Study Circles

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Farmers and agronomic crop growers are invited to discuss their experiences and ideas in improving field crop operations. More
Increasing demand for organic grain is making it necessary for the USDA to be more cautious before labeling products. Photo Credit: Penn State College of Ag Image Relay
Organic Crop Integrity – How are Certified Crops Protected From Fraud? - Articles Articles
The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) uses a strict certification processes to eliminate fraud and ensure integrity in organic products. More
Organic Grain Crop Enterprise Budgets
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Customizable spreadsheets will help farmers estimate profitability and document management in organic grain systems. More
Organic Grain Crop Enterprise Budgets
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Organic Grain Crop Enterprise Budgets

Sarah Cornelisse, Kristy Borrelli, Ph.D., Mary Barbercheck, Ph.D., Barbara Baraibar Padro

Customizable spreadsheets will assist organic grain farmers to estimate profitability and document management of a 3-year crop rotation. More
Organic Field Crop Study Circle: Soil Fertility in Organic Systems
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The purpose of the study circle is to provide support and education to experienced and transitioning organic agronomic crop growers. More
Organic Field Crop Study Circle: Weed Control in Organic Systems
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The purpose of the study circle is to provide support and education to experienced and transitioning organic agronomic crop growers. More
Organic bins and processing facility at Boyd Station. (Image Credit: Mary Barbercheck).
Boyd Station Serves Growing Market for Processed Organic Soybeans - News News
This Danville-area facility produces a variety of organic soybean products and offers incentives for farmers to transition to organic production. More
Carl Schmidt (center) talks about the organic transition process on Banner Farm (Image Credit: Maureen Casey)
Successful Transition to Organic at Banner Farm - Articles Articles

Successful Transition to Organic at Banner Farm

乐动体育注册 Mary Barbercheck, Ph.D.

On-farm example focuses on organic transition. More
Organic production offers growers opportunities to produce high value crops. Here, a cover crop is being interseeded into organic corn. Photo Credit: Tosh Mazzone
Establishing an Organic Grain Cooperative in Pennsylvania - News News
Complete a survey about organic grain crops! Your input will help gauge interest in an organic grain cooperative and creating educational resources. More
Oats. Photo: E. Swackhamer
Cover Crop Considerations after Small Grain Harvest - Articles Articles

Cover Crop Considerations after Small Grain Harvest

乐动体育注册 Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Planting a soil building cover crop after small grain harvest has many benefits, but needs to be tailored to your farm’s needs. More
Organic Twilight Meetings
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Learn about organic agronomic crop production and processing in the Central Susquehanna Valley More
Timing corn planting with black cutworm instar development is important for preventing damage to young corn seedlings. Photo credit: Roger Schmidt, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bugwood.org.
Black Cutworm Management in Organic Field Corn - Articles Articles

Black Cutworm Management in Organic Field Corn

乐动体育注册 Kristy Borrelli, Ph.D.

Ecological pest management and cultural strategies are the best method for protecting crops against black cutworm damage on organic farms. More
A field must have greater than 25% crop residue cover or a cover crop to be eligible for winter manure spreading, along with other restrictions. Photo credit: Charlie White
The Do’s and Don’ts of Winter Manure Spreading - Articles Articles

The Do’s and Don’ts of Winter Manure Spreading

乐动体育注册 Charles White

If winter manure spreading is absolutely unavoidable, follow these requirements to do it legally. More
Organic Certification
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Organic Certification

乐动体育注册 Kristy Borrelli, Ph.D.

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This presentation will help you to identify many useful resources and decide if organic certification is appropriate for your farm business. More
Penn State Organic Crop Production Guide
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Penn State Organic Crop Production Guide

Charles White, Mary Barbercheck, Ph.D., William S. Curran, Ph.D.

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Case studies of successful organic crop farmers in the Northeast and information on organic farming practices. More
Photo credit: D. Paashaus
Creating a Weed Management Plan for Your Organic Farm - Articles Articles
Successful weed management can make or break a new organic farm. These steps will help you get the upper hand on weeds. More
Organic Foods
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Organic Foods

乐动体育注册 Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN, Whitney DePowell, MPH, MCHES

The term "organic" refers to foods that have been farmed and produced according to the standards of the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP). More
Using Organic Nutrient Sources
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Using Organic Nutrient Sources

乐动体育注册 Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Tom L. Richard, Ph.D.

This guide is intended to help growers interpret soil test recommendations for using organic nutrient sources. The information presented applies to both organic and conventional farms. More
Potting Media and Plant Propagation
Potting Media and Plant Propagation - Articles Articles
This article outlines basic recipes for potting media and research on organic transplant production. More
Crop Insurance Options for Organic Farmers
Crop Insurance Options for Organic Farmers - Articles Articles
Multi-peril crop insurance is a valuable risk management tool that allows farmers to insure against losses due to adverse weather conditions, price fluctuations, and unavoidable pests and diseases. More
Organic Corn Production
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Organic Corn Production

乐动体育注册 Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

Over the past several years, the demand for organic corn has been increasing in our region. More
Effects of Soil Compaction
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Effects of Soil Compaction

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Soil compaction is the reduction of soil volume due to external factors; this reduction lowers soil productivity and environmental quality. More