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Contact Us

Bill Davison
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-8306
FAX: 309-663-8270
wdavison@illinois.edu

Grant McCarty
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-986-4357
FAX: 815-232-9006
gmccarty@illinois.edu

Organics

Organics

Vegetable Production Information

  • 2014 Production Guide for Organic Carrots for Processing
    this guide for organic production of carrots provides an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. Cornell University

  • 2014 Production Guide for Organic Cole Crops
    This guide for organic production of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts provides an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. Cornell University.

  • 2014 Production Guide for Organic Cucumbers and Squash
    This guide for organic production of pickling cucumbers and butternut squash provides an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. Cornell University.

  • 2014 Production Guide for Organic Lettuce
    This guide for organic production of lettuce provides an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. Cornell University

  • 2014 Production Guide for Organic Peas for Processing
    This guide for organic production of processing peas provides an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. Cornell University

  • 2014 Production Guide for Organic Potatoes
    This guide for organic production of potatoes provides an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. Cornell University

  • 2014 Production Guide for Organic Snap Beans for Processing
    This guide for organic production of snap beans provides an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. Cornell University.

  • 2014 Production Guide for Organic Spinach
    This guide for organic production of spinach provides an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. Cornell University

  • 2014 Production Guide for Storage of Organic Fruits and Vegetables
    This guide is a companion to an extensive series on organic cultural and pest management practices available for fruits and vegetables grown in New York. While each guide has a section on storage, they focus largely on preharvest factors. Cornell University.

  • Directory of Organic Seed Suppliers
    This database provides sources for organic seed of both agronomic and horticultural crops. Some national, mail-order suppliers of untreated seed are included, with the emphasis on small alternative seed companies offering open-pollinated vegetable, flower, and herb seed. More details about this database.

  • Introduction to Season Extension on Organic Vegetable Production systems
    Season extension refers to any practice that allows a crop to be cultivated or harvested outside its normal production season. Growers may be able to capture a greater market share by being able to provide product to distributors and retail outlets when their competitors cannot.

  • Organic Garlic Variety Evaluation
    Midwest Vegetable Trial Report for 2012. Timothy Coolong and Ty Cato, University of Kentucky, Lexington.

  • Organic Seed Finder Website
    Welcome to the Organic Seed Finder website, hosted by the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA). The purpose of this site is to allow organic seed vendors and potential customers to find one another. The seed listings are dynamic and will change during the year to reflect new vendors and seed availability. Check the Organic Seed Finder often for the most current listings. Seed transactions cannot be conducted using this site.

  • USDA Organic; Substances for Organic Crop + Livestock Production
    July 2013. The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) has released a new fact sheet summarizing allowed and prohibited substances in organic crop and livestock production and processing.

  • Weed Management on Organic Farms PDF
    Denise M. Finney and Nancy G. Creamer Special Topic: Cultivation Practices for Organic Crops by David W. Monks, Katie M. Jennings and Wayne E. Mitchem