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Organic Production Guides

Organic Strawberry Farm
  Organic Strawberry Farm


Free organic production guides are now available for farmers.

The guides provide information on how to produce certified organic apples, blueberries, grapes, lettuce, potatoes, spinach, strawberries and cole crops, including cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. There is also a guide on management of dairy cattle  pests using organic integrated pest management (IPM) methods.

The guides are produced by the New York State Integrated Pest  Management Program at Cornell, funded by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.





The guides offer clear, research-based information to help farmers interested in transitioning from conventional to organic production.

The guides provide an overall approach for organic production with a focus on biological, mechanical, and cultural controls. Sections on cover crops, resistant varieties, crop rotation, field selection, soil quality and nutrient management all highlight their interrelated qualities and precede specifics on pest management options.

To download, click on the title of a guide below:


Fruits
Organic Apples, 1.3Mb pdf file
Organic Blueberries, 1.3MB pdf file
Organic Grapes, 1MB pdf file
Organic Strawberries, 964k pdf file
   
Vegetables
Organic Beans, 1.2Mb pdf file
Organic Carrots, 1.3Mb pdf file
Organic Cole Crops, 1.6MB pdf file
Organic Cucumbers and Squash, 1.4Mb pdf file
Organic Lettuce, 1.8MB pdf file
Organic Peas, 775k pdf file
Organic Potatoes, 2MB pdf file
Organic Spinach, 1.4MB pdf file

Dairy
IPM Guide for Organic Dairies, 2.9MB pdf file 
IPM Guide for Organic Dairies, (print quality):
    * Appendix 1: 512k pdf file
    * Appendix 2: 932k pdf file
    * Appendix 3: 704k pdf file
    * Appendix 4: 200k pdf file


Apples
Apples


The Handbook of Organic and Fair Trade Food Marketing
The Handbook of Organic and Fair Trade Food Marketing

Potatoes
Potatoes

Home and Garden Center
Home and Garden Center

Organics
Organics

The Profitable Hobby Farm
The Profitable Hobby Farm


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