Organic farmers to share info with beginning farmers, home gardeners

Home gardeners and beginning farmers who want to learn techniques for organic and sustainable production are encouraged to attend a workshop Aug. 11 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2801 Jay Road, Seguin, TX.

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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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Webinar July 26 on Pest Management for Organic Production

July 26 webinar on ecologically friendly practices is second in a series

Organic production requires diversity both above ground and below ground in order to be sustainable.

A July 26 webinar, “Pest Management for Organic Production Systems II” – which will be broadcast by the National Center for Appropriate Technology – will discuss ecologically friendly practices that support organic pest management, including trap cropping, perimeter trap cropping, crop rotations, pheromone use, and other techniques, as well as their impacts on pests and beneficials.

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Two-Day workshop for Ecologically-Based Pest Management for Sustainable/Organic Vegetable Production

A two-day workshop for ecologically-based pest management for sustainable and organic vegetable production will be held on June 21 & 22, 2011 in Charleston, SC at the USDA Vegetable Laboratory and Coastal Research and Education Center, 2700 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC.

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