Blogs | December 2014

Karen Adler's picture

Seeds and Breeds - Where it All Begins

It’s hard to comprehend the magnitude of the loss of agricultural biodiversity that has taken place over the past 60 years. The recently released Proceedings of Summit on Seeds and Breeds for the 21st Century Agriculture, cites estimates of 50 percent. One half of the biodiversity that human life has depended on for more than 10,000 years, gone in less than one century.

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Researchers Develop Organic Disease Controls for Strawberry Growers

Fungi love strawberries for the same reasons humans do: they are sweet, juicy and delicious fruits. Verticillium wilt fungus is particularly fond of strawberries, and a persistent threat to California’s $2.6 billion strawberry industry. But a team of Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) research partners at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) have developed an effective, organic system for fighting this soil-borne threat.

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