Organic Vegetable & Fruit Production, Insect & Disease Control

Small Scale Organics: A Guidebook for the Non-certified Organic Grower

    Includes Guidelines and an Organic System Plan If you are an organic grower and you sell less than $5,000 of organic products (raw or processed) each year, certification is optional. Should you choose not to become certified, you must still meet the requirements of the National...
George Kuepper
Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Crop Rotations on Organic Farms

For a variety of other reasons that we will explore in this publication, crops can and should be managed in rotations. No one disputes the fact that rotations are beneficial. The use of two- and three-year rotations by the majority of the grain farmers in this country shows they agree that yields...
Keith R. Baldwin
North Carolina State University

Cover Crops for Organic Farms

Cover crops are pivotal parts of every organic farmer’s management scheme. They are crucial to the main goals of building soil health and preventing soil erosion. Cover crops are also important tools for increasing fertility and controlling weeds, pathogens, and insects in organic crops. In...
Keith R. Baldwin
Nancy G. Creamer
North Carolina State University

African Organic Agriculture Training Manual: Coffee Crop Management

Coffee is a major commodity on the global market. In Africa the crop is grown in many sub-Saharan countries and mainly by small-holder farmers. Although many species of coffee exist, commercial production is based principally on Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora, commonly referred to...
Brian Ssebunya
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland

Producción hortofrutícola orgánica

Un buen agricultor orgánico debe conocer perfectamente su sistema productivo, saber cuáles son los problemas sanitarios que pudiesen existir en su agroecosistema particular, con el fin de considerarlos en el diseño y programa de actividades, reduciéndolos al mí...
María Cecilia Céspedes León
Agustín Infante Lira
Belén Díaz Tobar
María Bernarda Jiménez Guridi
Carlos Alberto Pino Torres
Carolina Isabel Vasquez Palma
Cristian Adasme Berríos
Eduardo Donoso Cuevas
Gustavo Andrés Vidal Lueiza
Juan Hernán Paillan Legüe
Luis Alberto Meléndez Cardoso
Luis Osvaldo Devotto Moreno
María Cecilia Céspedes León
Mariela Arriola Herrera
Nelson Loyola López
Sigrid Marcela Vargas Schuldes
Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, Centro Regional de Investigación Quilamapu

Producción de Tomate Control de la Calidad y Seguridad en las Cadenas de Producción Orgánica

Este catálogo se destina a productores y otros agentes envueltos en la producción y envasado de tomate orgánico y pretende dar un visión práctica sobre lo que se puede hacer en varias etapas de la cadena de producción para mejorar la calidad y la seguridad...
Kirsten Brandt,
Lorna Lück
Gabriela S. Wyss
Alberta Velimirov
Hanne Torjusen
FiBL

African Organic Agriculture Training Manual: Beans Crop Management

Common Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) belong to the very large family of Fabaceae (also called Leguminoseae), which includes food plants such as beans, peas, pulses, peanuts and soybeans. This chapter, however, will focus on the common beans only. Learning targets for farmers: Learn good...
Paul van der Berge
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland

African Organic Agriculture Training Manual: Cassava Crop Management

Next to yam, cassava (Manihot esculenta) is a commonly produced tuber crop in Africa. It can be used as food and as a cash crop, feed for animals and as a source of industrial raw material. In sub-Saharan Africa, cassava is mostly used for human consumption in various forms ranging from boiling...
Hervé Bouaguimbeck
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland

African Organic Agriculture Training Manual: Maize Crop Management

Maize (Zea mays L.) is a major staple food in sub-Saharan Africa. It can be used as food, feed for animals and as a source of industrial raw material. In sub-Saharan Africa, maize is grown mostly by small-scale farmers under rainfed conditions mainly for human consumption. It is consumed as green...
Hervé Bouagnimbeck
Brian Ssebunya
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland

Módulo de agricultura orgánica y sostenible

Este módulo constituye una pequeña síntesis de los principales pasos que hay que dar para hacer el cambio de una agricultura “Convencional” enmarcada en los principios de la “Revolución Verde”, hacia una agricultura más “limpia...
Francisco Guerrero
Julio Cuello Bolaño
Manuel Pinto Z.
Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria Corpoica