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Webinar on Organic Extension April 7

Join eOrganic for a webinar on Innovative Approaches to Extension in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture. The webinar will take place on April 7, 2015 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required. Viewers will be able to type in questions for the speaker which will be read aloud during a 30 minute question time following the 45-minute presentation.

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February 25 and 26: Live Broadcast from the Organic Agriculture Research Symposium

Join eOrganic for selected live online broadcasts from the Organic Agriculture Research Symposium in La Crosse, Wisconsin on February 25 and 26, 2015. This online broadcast is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required. You only need to register once to attend all the presentations below: you can come and go as you wish. Because this is a live event, the broadcast program may be subject to change and exact start and end times cannot be guaranteed!

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eOrganic webinars in February

Join eOrganic for new webinars and live conference broadcasts on organic farming and research in February! This month’s program features farmers Helen Atthowe and Carl Rosato of Woodleaf Farm on how long-term organic farms suppress pests, as well as researchers from a NIFA OREI project on using abrasive grits for weed management, or “weed blasting”. They’ll also be broadcasting a selection of live presentations from the Organicology Conference in Portland, Oregon, and the Organic Agriculture Research Symposium in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Find out more and register in advance at the links below.

Organicology 2015: Selected Live Broadcasts
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February 6, 2015

Building Pest-Suppressive Organic Farms: Tools and Strategies Used by Five Long-Term Organic Farms
Helen Atthowe and Carl Rosato, Woodleaf Farm
February 10, 2015

Blasting the Competition Away: Air-propelled Abrasive Grits for Weed Management in Organic Grain and Vegetable Crops
Sam Wortman, University of Illinois; Frank Forcella, USDA-ARS; Sharon Clay and Daniel Humburg, University of South Dakota
February 17, 2015

Organic Agriculture Research Symposium: Selected Live Broadcasts
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February 25 and 26, 2015

 

New IPM webinars by eOrganic

eOrganic is hosting four new webinars in January 2015 on organic farming and research for your learning and professional development. Topics include cabbageworms, rotational no-till, stink bugs and ancient grains. These free presentations are open to the public and take place at 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time. Find out more about the presentations and register in advance at the links 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.

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eOrganic webinar on trap crops for flea beetle

Join eOrganic for a webinar on Using Trap Crops to Control the Crucifer Flea Beetle, by entomologist Joyce Parker of the EPA. The webinar will take place on November 11, 2014 at 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time. The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.

Diverse plantings bring many benefits for agroecosystems. This webinar explores the use of diverse trap crops, stands of plants grown to attract pest insects away from your target crop, as an approach to manage flea beetles in broccoli.

Register at https://www.extension.org/pages/71255

eOrganic is sponsoring several new webinars

New webinars by eOrganic are coming up starting October 14. Several pertain to integrated pest management.

This season’s program features many regional and national research groups and farmers working on organic weed and insect management, organic grain production, and organic plant breeding.  All webinars are free and open to the public, and advance registration is required. Register for any of the webinars at the links below and check the schedule of upcoming and archived webinars regularly.

Upcoming Webinars Presenters Date
Using Cover Crop Mixtures to Achieve Multiple Goals on the Farm Jason Kaye, Dave Mortensen, Charlie White, Mitch Hunter, Jermaine Hinds, Jim LaChance, Penn State University October 14, 2014
Diversity by Design: Using Trap Crops to Control the Cruciferous Flea Beetle Joyce Parker, EPA November 11, 2014
IPM in Crucifer Crops: Focus on the Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle Rammohan Balusu and Ayanava Majumdar, Auburn University; Ron Cave, University of Florida December 2, 2014
Managing Bad Stink Bugs with Good Stink Bugs Yong-Lak Park, West Virginia University  January 22, 2015
Building Pest-Suppressive Organic Farms: Tools and Strategies Used by Five Long-Term Organic Farms Helen Atthowe and Carl Rosato, Woodleaf Farm February 10, 2015
Blasting the Competition Away: Air-propelled Abrasive Grits for Weed Management in Organic Grain and Vegetable Crops Sam Wortman, University of Illinois; Frank Forcella, USDA-ARS; Sharon Clay and Daniel Humburg, University of South Dakota February 17, 2015
Promoting Native Bee Pollinators in Organic Farming Systems David Crowder and Elias Bloom, Washington State University March 10, 2015

Using Cover Crop Mixtures Webinar on October 14

Join eOrganic for the first webinar of the fall 2014 season! In Using Cover Crop Mixtures to Achieve Multiple Goals on the Farm, a team of researchers at Penn State University will discuss the use of cover crop “cocktails” or mixtures to achieve weed suppression, nitrogen scavenging, nitrogen provisioning, and attracting beneficial insects and pollinators. Results from a study of winter cover crops in a grain and forage research project at the Penn State Rock Springs Research Farm and from several Pennsylvania farms will be shown. They will also review issues of cover crop timing, termination, and general management to aid in farmer insight and adoption of cover crop mixes.

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Reduced Tillage Webinar on April 8

Join eOrganic for a webinar entitled “Putting the Pieces Together: Lessons Learned from a Reduced-Tillage Organic Cropping Systems Project”, by William Curran, Ron Hoover, and John Wallace of Penn State University. The webinar will take place on April 8 at 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time. The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.

Register now at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/432001529

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Late Blight Webinar on January 14

Join eOrganic on January 14th for a webinar on Late Blight of Tomato and Potato: Recent Occurrences and Management Experiences, presented by Meg McGrath of Cornell University. The webinar takes place at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). The webinar is free and open to the public, and advanced registration is required. Attendees will be able to type in questions for the speaker. A live chat session will follow the webinar.

Register now at http://www.extension.org/pages/70122

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