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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

Fruit Production Information

  • 2015 Production Guide for Organic Blueberries
    This guide for organic blueberry production is 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.

  • 2015 Production Guide for Organic Grapes
    This guide for organic grape production is 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.

  • 2015 Production Guide for Organic Strawberries
    This guide for organic strawberry production is focused on nutrient and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. Cornell University

  • A Growers Guide to Organic Apples
    This production guide compiles and distills information from university research trials, making the essential elements for organic apple production available to growers, extension agents, crop consultants, researchers, and others who desire to produce organic apples. The goal of this guide is to help growers produce the highest quality fruit possible, utilizing organic techniques and systems. Cornell University.

  • Biologically Based Organic Management Strategies for Spotted Wing Drosophila WEBINAR
    The webinar will cover the biology and management of spotted wing Drosophila, a recent pest of berry and cherry crops across the United States, and the unique challenges and approaches that are relevant for organic producers. The presenters will provide the latest research-based information on what is known about its life-cycle and ability to survive in a range of climates; the current knowledge of biological and cultural controls that can be employed to reduce the pressure from SWD; and the efficacy of certified organic approaches for its control. Oregon State University, North Carolina State University, Michigan State University.

  • 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.