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2019 Organic Extension Summit Report

Final report from the 2019 Organic Extension Summit held at OSU's North Willamette Research and Extension Center on April 17, 2019. 28 pages.

By Nick Andrews, Anna Allen | Fact Sheet

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A radio segment that showcases local farming practices, tips, and resources for small-scale agriculture by interviewing both farmers and university experts on agricultural topics. Listen in on Third Wednesdays on KMUZ at 88.5FM or 100.7FM during the Willamette Wake-Up at 8:00am.

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Given more information about how wine is made, consumers less likely to pay for organic

Jun 25, 2019
Consumers are more willing to pay for wine that comes with an organic or organic grape label but providing information about certification standards and organic production practices reduces consumer willingness to pay for all wines, , according to an Oregon State University-led study.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Organic blueberry growers can compete successfully with commercial operations

Dec 18, 2017
10-year study shows trio of production methods for best results

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Nothing beats bug patrol for organic gardeners

Apr 29, 2016
Look for OMRI logo when buying organic products

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

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On Being an Organic Neighbor

I am interested in starting an organic farming business. The property that I am currently looking at is surrounded by wheat and grass fields, as well as blueberries and hazelnut trees near by. Are these crops high pesticide and/or fertilizer use? If so, how likely is it that the spray will...

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