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

Organic workshops and webinars in November

eOrganic is sponsoring several workshops, conferences and webinars this month. Below is a sampling. For more information, read their newsletter.

Organic Transition Workshops in Minnesota

Registration is open for a series of Transitioning to Organic Workshops, in Lamberton, St. Cloud, and Rochester, MN, organized by the Principles for Transitioning to Organic Farming project.These FREE, one-day workshops are for both producers who are seeking more information about organic transitioning and certification, and farmers currently going through the process of transitioning to organic production. These workshops will be primarily directed to field crop producers, but all are welcome. Download a flyer for more information about the workshops here. Space is limited for these workshops. Registration is required by November 22. Register by Clicking Here. For more information, please contact Constance Carlson by email: carl5114@umn.edu or phone: 612-301-1678. Continue reading

Webinar: Viral Diseases in Cucurbits: Identification and Management Strategies

Join eOrganic for a webinar about viral diseases in cucurbits and organic management strategies, on October 19, 2016 at 11AM Pacific Time (12PM Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern). The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.

Register now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7585247422608083970 Continue reading

Organic Agriculture Research Symposium Proceedings Now Available

Summaries of presentations at the 2016 Organic Agriculture Research Symposium are now available online at http://eorganic.info/node/16778. Many of the workshops and keynote presentations were recorded live and may be viewed via the eOrganic YouTube channel.

“We are making these presentations available free online to extend the reach of all the valuable information shared at the symposium,” said Jeff Dahlberg, director of the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, co-sponsor of the symposium. “We’re now planning the 2017 symposium and it will build on the cutting edge research shared by scientists this year.” Continue reading

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