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The Alarming Increase in Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

Updated: July 26, 2014

  A voluminous 2011 Institute of Medicine report, Critical Needs and Gaps in Understanding Prevention, Amelioration, and Resolution of Lyme and Other...

Organic Poultry Production Systems

Organic Agriculture Updated: July 25, 2014

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with...

Nutrient Requirements of Organic Layer Chickens

Organic Agriculture Updated: July 25, 2014

eOrganic author:Dr. Jacquie Jacob Ph.D., University of KentuckyThe nutritional requirements of laying hens will vary depending on level of production....

Nutrient Requirements of Growing Replacement Pullets for Organic Egg Production

Organic Agriculture Updated: July 25, 2014

eOrganic author:Dr. Jacquie Jacob Ph.D., University of KentuckyFeeding pullets during the growing period can have major effects on subsequent egg production...

Finding Common Ground Amid Changing Standards for School Food

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 25, 2014

As issues of childhood obesity continue to make the headlines, the USDA is proposing new regulations on schools as part of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act...

Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle

Grapes Updated: July 25, 2014

Symptoms       Management       Life Cycle       More InfoPhil Mulder, Oklahoma State University and Kevin Ker, Brock UniversityThe Multicolored Asian Lady...

Pollination Security for Fruit and Vegetable Crops in the Northeast

Bee Health Updated: July 25, 2014

Researchers work to make crop pollination sustainable in the Northeast

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Healthy Food Choices in Schools Table of Contents

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 25, 2014

Welcome! In this resource area you will find tools and information on the following topics: Additional resources include: Join our mailing...

Bring Existing Weeds Under Control Before Planting Weed-Sensitive Crops

Organic Agriculture Updated: July 25, 2014

eOrganic author:Mark Schonbeck, Virginia Association for Biological FarmingHealthy soil, optimum nutrition, appropriate planting dates, and best cultural...

Approved Chemicals for Use in Organic Postharvest Systems

Organic Agriculture Updated: July 25, 2014

Source:Adapted from: Silva, E. 2008. Approved chemicals for use in organic postharvest systems. In Wholesale success: a farmer's guide to selling,...

Including Insects in Organic Poultry Diets

Organic Agriculture Updated: July 25, 2014

eOrganic author:Dr. Jacquie Jacob Ph.D., University of KentuckyNOTE: Before using any feed ingredient make sure that the ingredient is listed your Organic...

Including Barley in Organic Poultry Diets

Organic Agriculture Updated: July 25, 2014

eOrganic author:Dr. Jacquie Jacob Ph.D., University of KentuckyNOTE: Before using any feed ingredient make sure that the ingredient is listed in your Organic...

Including Chickpeas in Organic Poultry Diets

Organic Agriculture Updated: July 25, 2014

eOrganic author:Dr. Jacquie Jacob Ph.D., University of KentuckyNOTE: Before using any feed ingredient make sure that the ingredient is listed in your Organic...

Online Resources for You!

Family Caregiving Military Families Updated: July 25, 2014

Are you struggling to find online resources pertaining to caregiving and the military? If so, use the following links as a start to help you. Some of the...

Measures of Soil Biology and Biological Activity

Organic Agriculture Updated: July 24, 2014

eOrganic author:Dr. Michelle M. Wander, University of IllinoisSource:Some content and the structure of the article is based on the consensus about indicators...

Scouting for Vegetable and Fruit Pests on Organic Farms

Organic Agriculture Updated: July 24, 2014

Fruit Crop Pest Models - WSU Decision Aid SystemGarden Insects of North America - W. CranshawNatural Enemies Handbook - M.L Flint, S. DreistadtNortheast...

Brassicas and Mustards for Cover Cropping in Organic Farming

Organic Agriculture Updated: July 24, 2014

Source:Adapted from: Clark, A. (ed.) 2007. Managing cover crops profitably. 3rd ed. National SARE Outreach Handbook Series Book 9. National Agricultural...

Food Systems Introduction

Organic Agriculture Updated: July 24, 2014

eOrganic authors:Garry Stephenson, Oregon State UniversityDebra Sohm-LawsonA sustainable community food system, as defined by the University of California...

Increasing Plant and Soil Biodiversity on Organic Farmscapes Webinar

Organic Agriculture Updated: July 24, 2014

In this webinar, recorded on May 4, 2010,  Louise Jackson of the University of California at Davis examines research results from a case study in California...

Organic Methods for Control of Insect Pests and Diseases of Pecan and Peach Webinar

Organic Agriculture Updated: July 24, 2014

 A number of insect pests and diseases can cause severe damage in orchard crops such as pecan and peach. Drs. David Shapiro-Ilan and Clive Bock from the...

Performance of Organic Treatments in Long-Term Systems Trials: Organic Benefits and Challenges In the Face of Climate Change Webinar

Organic Agriculture Updated: July 24, 2014

 Long term systems trials provide a wealth of data on the impacts of production management on crop performance and the agroecosystem. In this webinar, Dr....

Organic Certification Resources

Organic Agriculture Updated: July 24, 2014

eOrganic author:Jim Riddle, University of MinnesotaThe organizations and links shown below provide comprehensive information on the organic certification...

Darkling Beetle Control on Organic Poultry Farms

Organic Agriculture Updated: July 24, 2014

eOrganic author:Dr. Jacquie Jacob Ph.D., University of KentuckyNOTE: Before applying ANY pest control product, be sure to 1) read and understand the safety...

Palmer Amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri)

Organic Agriculture Updated: July 24, 2014

eOrganic author:Dr. Mark Schonbeck, Virginia Association for Biological FarmingPalmer amaranth, also known as Palmer pigweed, is an extremely aggressive,...

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