Organic Vegetable & Fruit Production, Insect & Disease Control

Production Guide for Organic Snap Beans for Processing

This guide for organic production of snap beans provides an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. It is divided into sections, but the interrelated quality of organic cropping systems makes...
Abby Seaman
George Abawi
Thomas Bjorkman
Ann Cobb
Helene Dillard
Vern Grubinger
Beth Gugino
Robert Hadad
Julie Kikkert
Michael Helms
Margaret T. McGrath
Charles L. Mohler
Brian Nault
Anu Rangarajan
Thomas A. Zitter
Cornell University Cooperative Extension

Certificación orgánica

Una introducción al proceso de certificación, las opciones disponibles para los productores, la metodología de inspección y certificación, los causales de cancelación del servicio, los tipos de dictámenes que se emiten, el ámbito de la...
César Portillos
David Gómez
Marco Vásquez
Iván Rodríguez
Francisco Posas
PYMERURALy PRONAGRO

Soil Fertility on Organic Farms

Throughout this manual we have discussed how organic farmers strive to build healthy soil in order to create the best possible environment for plant growth. A healthy soil is primarily defined by its fertility, which in turn depends largely on the interactions of its physical, chemical, and...
Keith R. Baldwin
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Production Guide for Organic Carrots for Processing

This guide for organic production of carrots provides an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. It is divided into sections, but the int errelated quality of organic cropping systems makes each...
Abby Seaman
George Abawi
Ann Cobb
Helene R. Dillard
Vern Grubinger
Beth Gugino
Robert Hadad
Julie Kikkert
Michael Helms
Margaret T. McGrath
Charles L. Mohler
Brian Nault
Anu Rangarajan
Thomas A. Zitter
Marion Zuefle
Cornell University Cooperative Extension

Insect Management on Organic Farms

Insect management presents a challenge to organic farmers. Insects are highly mobile and well adapted to farm production systems and pest control tactics. On organic farms, where the focus is on managing insects rather than eliminating them, success depends on learning about three kinds of...
H. M. Linker
D. B. Orr
M. E. Barbercheck
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Pears: Organic Production

  This introduction to commercial organic pear production covers pear diseases, disease-resistant cultivars, rootstocks, insect and mite pests, and their treatment, Asian pears, and marketing. Two profiles of organic pear growers are included. In much of the United States and with fireblight...
Guy K. Ames
Holly Born
ATTRA

African Organic Agriculture Training Manual: Mango Crop Management

Mango trees (Mangifera indica L.) are cultivated in many countries of East, South and West Africa. In these countries, mangoes contribute to farmer family diets as well as serving as a cash crop. Mangoes are a delicate fruit and, therefore, sensitive to transport, which limits trade opportunities...
Lukas Kilcher
Brian Ssebunya
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland

Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management

Organic farmers rely primarily on preventive, cultural, and integrated methods of pest and disease management. Additionally, there are a number of materials that can complement and support organic management. This guide was developed to provide a useful and scientifically accurate reference for...
Brian Caldwell
Eric Sideman
Abby Seaman
Anthony Shelton
Christine Smart
Cornell University

African Organic Agriculture Training Manual: Citrus Crop Management

Citrus is widely cultivated in tropical as well as subtropical African countries. While fresh fruit for the market is produced preferably in subtropical climates (e.g. South Africa) and Mediterranean climates (e.g. Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Libya), citrus for juice is predominant in tropical...
Brian Ssebunya
Lukas Kilcher
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland

Farm Made: A Guide to On-Farm Processing for Organic Producers

  Organic management can bring many benefits to the farm. One of these is better net income. A major contributing factor to an improved bottom line is the premium that organic commands in most markets. However, as production increases and organic products go mainstream, premiums are likely to...
George Kuepper
Holly Born
Anne Fanatico
Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture