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Southern Organic Rice: Partners

Oct 23, 2018

Xin-Gen (Shane) Zhou Associate Professor of Plant Pathology Texas A&M University System AgriLife Research & Extension Center   Anna McClung Research Geneticist/Center Director USDA ARS Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center   Fugen Dou Associate Professor of Crop Nutrient Management Texas A&M University System AgriLife Research & Extension Center   BradleyWatkins Professor of Agricultural Economics… Read More ›

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Southern Organic Rice: Publications & Presentations

Oct 23, 2018

Publications Abugho, S. B., Liu, R., Zhou, X. G., and Bagavathiannan, M. 2017. Assessing the impact of flooding on the germination and establishment of different weeds in rice. In: Proceedings of 29th Texas Plant Protection Association Meeting, Dec. 6-7, 2017, Bryan, TX, USA. Abugho, S.B., Liu, R., Zhou, X.G., and Bagavathiannan, M. 2018. Assessing the… Read More ›

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Southern Organic Rice: News & Updates

Oct 23, 2018

9/18/2018 There are some dramatic differences between the improved management practice and the local farm management practice.  The improved management practice treatment significantly increased stand at the seedling stage, suppressed weeds and narrow brown leaf spot at maturity, and increased grain yield compared to the local farm management practice treatment.  Below you can see pictures… Read More ›

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Southern Organic Rice: Project Details

Oct 23, 2018

Project Description This project is a collaboration between researchers at Texas A&M University’s AgriLife Research & Extension Center, Texas A&M Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, USDA’s ARS Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center, University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Department of Agriculture, and The Organic Center…. Read More ›

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Multi-regional risk analysis of farm manure use: Partners

Oct 10, 2018

Partners University of California, Davis Alda Pires, DVM, MPVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM, UC Davis, is Assistant Specialist in Agricultural Natural Resources (ANR) University of California Cooperative Extension (UC CE) and Epidemiologist in Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) for Urban Agriculture and Food Safety in the Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine at… Read More ›

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Multi-regional risk analysis of farm manure use: Publications and Presentations

Jul 05, 2018

Publications and Presentations Presentations Kenney, A., Millner, P.,,Pires, A., Jay-Russell, M., Hashem, F. 2018. Survival of E. coli in Manure-amended Certified Organic Soils and Transfer to Tomatoes, Radish, and Spinach in Maryland Eastern Shore, American Society for Horticultural Science, Washington D.C., July 30-August 3. Kenney, A., Hashem, F., Pires, A., Jay-Russell, M.,Millner, P. 2018. Survival of Escherichia coli in manure-amended soils… Read More ›

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Multi-regional risk analysis of farm manure use: Project News & Updates

Jun 14, 2018

Project News & Updates 9/19/2018 Check out our latest publication “Assessment of Current Practices of Organic Farmers Regarding Biological Soil Amendments of Animal Origin in a Multi-regional U.S. Study”, published in in Food Production Trends. Here is the abstract: Certified organic producers use biological soil amendments of animal origin (BSAAOs) to improve soil fertility and… Read More ›

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Multi-regional risk analysis of farm manure use: Project Details

Jun 14, 2018

Project Details The impetus for the grant proposal was the ongoing implementation process by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to improve produce safety. In November 2015, FDA published  the final version of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule after a public comment period on the proposed rule requirements…. Read More ›

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Organic Valley grant program supports The Organic Center’s work

May 10, 2018

The Organic Center has received two grants totaling $45,000 from Farmers Advocating for Organic (FAFO), Organic Valley’s farmer-funded grant program, to support the non-profit organization’s research and educational work. A $10,000 grant is helping to fund the 2018 Organic Confluences Summit on Evaluating and Advancing Information Transfer in Organic. The summit will take place in… Read More ›

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UNFI Foundation supports work of The Organic Center

May 10, 2018

During the past year, UNFI Foundation awarded three grants totaling $47,672 to The Organic Center to advance the work of the non-profit research and educational organization. The first was a grant of $25,000 to help support Pesticide, Antibiotics and Hormones in Retail Milk Study outreach. A recent study conducted by researchers at Emory University in… Read More ›

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