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  1. Trifecta melon available from Common Wealth Seed Growers

    New Organic Cucurbit Varieties Result From Participatory Research at Cornell

    Apr 22, 2019

    New varieties of disease-resistant cucurbits are commercially available as a result of Cornell University's Eastern Sustainable Organic Cucurbit Project. 

    Through participatory efforts with farmers and regional seed companies, Extension researchers developed new varieties with organic producers in mind, focusing on resistance to common diseases and pests, but also on production and culinary characteristics important to organic farmers. New varieties include DMR 401 and DMR 264 cucumbers and 'Trifecta' muskmelon. Read more. 

  2. Dr. Christine Sprunger, Ohio State

    Videos on Soil Health and Management Topics

    Apr 1, 2019

    Recordings are available from the 27th Annual Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference, held in Ada, Ohio, in March 2019. This two-day event brought together speakers in a variety of subject areas including cover crops, practices that effect soil health, soil balancing, beneficial insects, and more. Read more.  

  3. Registering with Driftwatch provides protection from spray drift.

    Changes to the Ohio Specialty Crop Registry

    Mar 22, 2019

    Minimize your risk of spray drift this coming year by registering with The Ohio Specialty Crop Registry. The Ohio Department of Agriculture recently began partnering with FieldWatch, Inc. to operate the Ohio Specialty Crop Registry. Producers of specialty crops and beekeepers may voluntarily report the boundaries of their specialty crops and beehives. The registry then compiles this information in a mapping tool that also provides the contact information of the registrant. In doing so, pesticide applicators are better able to avoid these areas and minimize spray drift. Read more.