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  • Testing the Accuracy of Soil Tests for Organic GrowersTesting the Accuracy of Soil Tests for Organic Growers
    Purpose of Soil Tests Is it actually possible phat a soil analysis can be accurate enough to provide specific answers to soil fertility needs? What is the purpose of a soil test? Some feel a soil test should only be considered in order to point the farmer or his agronomist… Read more »
  • Benefits of Organic Food ProductionBenefits of Organic Food Production
    Business opportunities in organic food production led a lengthy list of benefits at the annual meeting of California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF).   Growers, processors and marketers of organically grown agricultural commodities attended the Fresno gathering in February where the inaugural Benefits Report by the CCOF Foundation was presented.  … Read more »
  • A Preliminary Evaluation of Using Drip Irrigation in Organic Spinach ProductionA Preliminary Evaluation of Using Drip Irrigation in Organic Spinach Production
    Introduction Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a leafy green quick-maturing, cool-season vegetable crop. Most conventional and organic spinach fields are irrigated by solid-set or hand-move sprinklers. However, overhead irrigation could contribute to the speed and severity of downy mildew epidemics within a field when other conditions such as temperature are favorable.… Read more »


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