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Title: A team effort at organics: A 4 year project report from Lane, Oklahoma

item Davis, Angela
item Russo, Vincent
item Webber Iii, Charles
item Bruton, Benny
item Perkins Veazie, Penelope
item Fish, Wayne

Submitted to: Proceedings of Horticultural Industry Show
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/7/2008
Publication Date: 1/30/2008
Citation: Shrefler, J., Davis, A.R., Taylor, M., Roberts, W., Russo, V.M., Edelson, J., Webber III, C.L., Bruton, B.D., Perkins Veazie, P.M., Fish, W.W. 2008. A team effort at organics: A 4 year project report from Lane, Oklahoma. Proceedings of the 27th Annual Horticultural Industries Show. January 4-5, 2008, Tulsa, Oklahoma. p. 170-173.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The establishment of national rules for organic production offers agricultural producers a new market opportunity. This market of organic products includes potentially the entire country. To take advantage of this market, the producer needs to follow the NOP rules of certification and production. To be able to do this, the producer needs information on production systems and methods for the crops and livestock of interest. The program tells what practices are permitted but does not indicate what is effective. Consequently, there is a need for scientifically based technical information on the production of crops for organic markets. At the Lane Agriculture Center, a facility operated as a cooperative effort between Oklahoma State University and the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA, we initiated activities in 2003 to begin to generate information that would benefit producers interested in the commercial production of organic vegetables. This report summarizes these activities.