Organic Vegetable Production

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM


2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Soil-biodegradable Mulch for Organic Production

Soil-biodegradable plastic mulch is allowed for organic crop production if it is biobased, produced without GMOs, is compostable, and reaches at least 90% biodegradation in the soil within 2 years of incorporation. We will discuss these aspects for mulch products so you can decide if they are suitable for your organic farm.

Dr. Carol Miles, Washington State University

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Organic Plant Breeding Research

Micaela Colley, Organic Seed Alliance

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Impact of Cropping Systems and Management Practices on Colored-Flesh Potato Nutrient Quality

Potato is a great source of energy, vitamin C, phytochemicals, proteins, and it contains a significant amount of minerals. Dr. Zinati will share results from research conducted at Rodale Institute and demonstration trial at Dickinson College Farm on the impact of cropping systems and practices on nutrient quality and quantity of anthocyanin, phenols, and vitamin C in colored-flesh potato.

Gladis Zinati, Rodale Institute

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Reducing Tillage in Organic Vegetable Systems

Dr. Erin Silva, University of Wisconsin