Organic Seed in Tight Supply

While the demand for organic crops has risen sharply in recent years, it’s a struggle to keep pace. Not only is the demand for organic crops up in recent years,...

Reports Spotlight Plant Breeding Needs for Organic Agriculture

The Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and Cornell University released two reports that detail plant breeding priorities for organic agriculture in the Pacific Northwest and Northeast. The assessments are a...

Transitioning to Organic Seed Production

When going through the process to become an organic seed operation, patience is definitely a virtue. Making the move from conventional to organic seed production need not be complicated, and...

USDA Urged to Identify Alternatives to Neonics

The Organic Trade Association calls on the White House, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency to recognize the role of organic farming in protecting pollinator...

ASTA’s Organic Committee Helps Connect Growers with Organic Seed

ASTA’s Organic Seed Committee outlines its three top priorities and how it will continue to educate growers and producers. As the American Seed Trade Association remains diligent in its mission...
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Genetics and Consumers Drive Vegetable Innovations

The introduction of marker-assisted breeding has undoubtedly been a significant breakthrough for plant breeders. The technology has increased the speed of delivery of new products and allowed for new...