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Midwest Apple Producers Receive Season-long Mentoring Via Conference Calls

Summary

The Apple Grower Hour

Coordinator: Lisa DiPietro, The Wisconsin Eco Apple Project, University of Wisconsin Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
Stakeholders: Eastern U.S. and in particular Upper Midwest organic apple producers

Integrating Biological Control with Trap Crop Management in California Organic Strawberries

Summary

Investigator: Sean Swezey, Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz
Project locations: Pacific Gold Farms, Watsonville, California

Off-season blackberry and raspberry production to expand markets and sustain farm profitability

Growing blackberries and raspberries in high tunnels increases yields.

Insect management tools for organic cranberry production in the Pacific Northwest

Summary

Investigator: Deborah Henderson, ES Cropconsult, Vancouver, British Columbia
Project locations: British Columbia and Oregon

Fish extracts for integrated disease, insect, and fertility management in organic blueberries in the Southeastern U.S.

Summary

Investigator: Harald Scherm, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Project location: South Central Georgia

Evaluation of day-neutral strawberries in organic systems in Washington

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Investigator: Patrick Moore, Washington State University Cooperative Extension, Puyallup, WA
Project location: Puyallup, Washington

Vineyard Research Shows Pest Management Value of Songbird Nest Boxes

Summary

Project location: Central and north coast of California

Optimizing mulch and fertilizer use in organic blueberries

Summary

Investigator: Eric Hanson, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Project location: southwestern Michigan and north central Indiana

Developing an organic commercial production system for the Goji berry

Summary

Investigator: Norma Wilson, Butterfuly Hill Plants, Lovettsville, VA
Project location: Lovettsville, VA

Seed Increase Trials Lead to Release of Promising New Disease- Resistant Varieties

Summary

Investigator: Michael Mazourek, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
Project location: Cornell University’s 30 acre certified organic Freeville Organic Research Farm, located 10 miles north of Cornell’s Ithaca, New York main campus.

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