Organic Vegetable & Fruit Production, Insect & Disease Control

A Comparative Study of Composition and Postharvest Performance of Organically and Conventionally Grown Kiwifruits

Postharvest performance of organic and conventional ‘Hayward’ kiwifruits grown on the same farm in Marysville, California, and harvested at the same maturity stage were compared in this study. Quality parameters monitored included morphological (shape index) and physical (peel...
Maria L. Amodio
Giancarlo Colelli
Janine K. Hasey
Adel A. Kader
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Effect of Organic Osmolytes on Pea Seed Yield under Drought Stress Conditions Imposed at Different Growth Stages

  Drought is one of the major abiotic stresses which adversely affect crop growth and production worldwide as water is vital for every aspect of plant growth and development. The present experiment was carried out during the two growing seasons of 2012/2013 and 2013/2014, at The Experimental...
H.G. Abd El-Gawad
Journal of Horticultural Science & Ornamental Plants

Spinosad Material Fact Sheet

USDA-NOP: considered nonsynthetic, allowed. Preventive, cultural, mechanical and physical methods must be first choice for pest control, and conditions for use of a biological material must be documented in the organic system plan (7CFR 205.206(e)). The National Organic Standards Board reviewed...
Brian Caldwell
Emily Brown Rosen
Eric Sideman
Anthony M. Shelton
Christine D. Smart
Cornell Cooperative Extension Publication

Pesticidal Soap Material Fact Sheet

USDA - NOP STATUS: Allowed for use as insecticide, miticide, algicide, and moss killer. Ammonium soaps are permitted as animal repellants provided there is no contact with edible portion of crop or with soil. Soap is not currently permitted for use as a fungicide or herbicide. (NOP 2000). The USDA-...
Cornell Organic Resource Guide
Cornell University

Growing Cassava the Organic Way

  Contents: Selection of suitable cultivars. Proper preparation of cuttings and planting. Enhancement of soil fertility to improve yields. Increasing plant persistence against pests, diseases and weeds. Harvest and proper storage.
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland.

Organic Certification (African Organic Agriculture Manual Booklet Series)

    Contents: Why certify your products as organic? Which certification system do I need? Step 1: Conversion planning Step 2: Decision to pursue certification Step 3: Application and agreement Step 4: Recordkeeping Step 5: Annual inspection Step 6: Certification Traceability
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture

Organic Vegetable IPM Guide

Interest in nonchemical pest control has increased over the past several years. To some people, this means the same as “organic farming,” which implies nature’s way. But in this publication, we talk about controlling pests without chemicals, or at least fewer chemicals. This...
Rick Snyder
Blake Layton
David Ingram
Pat Harris
James H. Jarratt
Frank Killebrew
John D. Byrd
Mississippi State University

Asistencia técnica dirigida en cosecha y post cosecha de banano orgánico

Como en todos los cultivos, las etapas de cosecha y poscosecha requieren un cuidado a fin de conservar la calidad de la fruta. Y esta buena calidad pueda ser mantenida hasta el punto final que es el consumidor. La modalidad de cosecha, varían en las regiones donde se cultivan, a veces estas...
Ulises Vegas Rodríguez
Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina

Cherries: Organic Production

This publication focuses on organic pest and disease control and other topics relevant to organic production of both tart and sweet cherries. It introduces the Canadian bush cherry and discusses climatic considerations for cherry production. Information on marketing is included, as are further...
Guy K. Ames

Crop Rotation on Organic Farms: A Planning Manual

Crop rotation is a critical feature of all organic cropping systems because it provides the principal mechanism for building healthy soils, a major way to control pests, and a variety of other benefits. Crop rotation means changing the type of crop grown on a particular piece of land from year to...
Charles L. Mohler
Sue Ellen Johnson
Jody Bolluyt
Peter Lowy
Margaret Tuttle McGrath
Anusuya Rangarajan
Kimberly A. Stoner
Eric Toensmeier
Harold van Es
Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES)