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Diseases and Pests in Organic Seed Production Webinar July 18

The 2017 Organic Seed Production webinar series continues next Tuesday with a presentation on diseases and pests. Join Jared Zystro of the Organic Seed Alliance and Jodi Lew-Smith of High Mowing Seeds, who will discuss basic field practices for avoiding diseases and pests in seed production and post harvest. They will also provide guidance on prevention, testing and treatment for seed borne diseases in organic seed production. Please note that this webinar will start at 930AM Pacific, 1030 Mountain, 1130 Central, 1230 Eastern Time. If you’ve already registered for any webinars in this series, you will receive a reminder about this one and will not have to register again. Register and find recordings of the past webinars in this series here: http://articles.extension.org/pages/74451

Upcoming eOrganic Webinars

Some of these webinars concern topics other than pest management.

Join eOrganic for many new webinars as well as next week’s live broadcast from the Organic Seed Growers Conference. We’ve made some exciting additions to our program, such as a presentation by bakers on using local organic grains, updates on a pastured poultry research project from Michael Lilburn at Ohio State, and a webinar on cultivating resilience on organic farms by Laura Lengnick. We’re also hosting two webinars on food safety practices on organic farms by Chris Blanchard of Purple Pitchfork and Erin Silva of the University of Wisconsin. Continue reading

February 5 and 6: Organic Seed Growers Conference Live Broadcast

eOrganic is excited to be working with the Organic Seed Alliance to bring you a live webinar broadcast of selected presentations from the Organic Seed Grower’s Conference on February 5th and 6th, 2016. This is our third time broadcasting this conference, which is taking place at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.

To attend this webinar broadcast, advance registration is required. Anyone can attend–it is free and open to the public. It takes place on February 5th and 6th and runs from 9-5 Pacific Time, with long breaks for lunch–see the schedule below and note the time zones!  You only need to register once–that will cover both days, and you can come on and leave the webinar as many times as you like, and you can attend the whole program or just the parts that interest you most. You can find recordings from the 2012 and 2014 Organic Seed Growers Conferences on the eOrganic YouTube channel. Continue reading

Organic Agriculture Research Symposium 2016 Live Broadcast on January 20

Join us for a live broadcast of selected presentations from the 2016 Organic Agriculture Research Symposium!

The Organic Agriculture Research Symposium (OARS) will be held at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 before as a pre-conference event at EcoFarm. The plenary and key workshop sessions will be broadcast as webinars. Plenary speakers will be André Leu, President of Organic International / IFOAM and Mathieu Ngouajio, USDA/NIFA National Program Leader in Cropping Systems. Also livestreamed will be workshops on soil health, long-term and strategic research, and innovative educational systems. Funding for the eOrganic live broadcast of the OARS  is provided by USDA NIFA OREI and the conference is being hosted by the UC Kearney Research and Extension Center and the Organic Farming Research Foundation.

This webinar broadcast is free and open to the public. You can join and leave this webinar as often as you wish on January 20th, but advance registration is required. Start time is 9AM Pacific Time (10 Mountain, 11 Central, 12 Eastern). Continue reading

New eOrganic webinars this month (one is today!)

Join eOrganic for new webinars on organic farming and research in December! eOrganic has added a new dairy webinar to the program (not listed below; go to their website for details, and there are two webinars on cabbage family pests and one on organic strawberry production. All webinars are free and open to the public and advance registration is required. Note the times and descriptions below. Continue reading

Webinar on IPM in crucifer crops December 2

Join eOrganic for a webinar on the organic management of the yellowmargined leaf beetle, presented by  Rammohan Balusu and Ayanava Majumdar of Auburn University, and Ron Cave of the University of Florida. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, December 2nd at 11AM Pacific Time, 12PM Mountain, 1PM Central and 2PM Eastern Time. The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.

Register now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/211163952 Continue reading