Organic Production

Consumers are purchasing more and more organic products, and the sales of organic products have increased 20% a year on average since 1990. Organically grown food products typically bring a premium price. Organic farming may therefore be a good alternative for many producers who have identified a market for certified organic goods. More...

  • National Organic Program
    A USDA federal regulatory program that sets standards for organic foods production.
  • The Organic System Plan (The Farm Plan)
    A detailed farm management plan that demonstrates to the certifier how the producer plans to meet the NOP standards.
  • Marketing
    Ecolabeling, direct marketing, and market development.
  • Vegetables
    Organic fertilization, irrigation, pest management, and postharvest handling.
  • Citrus
    Organic management of rootstock, nutrients, pests, weeds, irrigation, and other topics.
  • Fruit
    Organic management of rootstock, nutrients, pests, weeds, irrigation, and other topics.
  • Livestock
    Organic management of livestock.
  • Pest Management
    Cultural and biological management of insects, nematodes, diseases, and weeds.
  • Fertility, Soil, & Irrigation Management
    Organic soil amendments and fertilizers.
  • Cover Crops and Forages
    Selection and management of cover crops for fruit and vegetable production and forage for livestock production.
  • Related Topics
    Additional topics of interest to organic producers.

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