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Organic @ Cornell

One of the most dynamic and fast-growing segments of the U.S. agricultural market

Organic is an increasingly important engine of growth for New York's farmers, large and small. Cornell supports organic agriculture and dairy through numerous research and extension activities.

Below find valuable resources for farmers and gardeners, agricultural educators, governmental agency representatives, university faculty and extension educators, and all others interested in organic production systems.

Visit the producers and gardeners resources pages below for specific production strategies for everything from squash to seed corn.

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Supporting organic producers in New York

Our mission is to support organic producers in New York by developing and strengthening relationships among Cornell researchers, students, and extension staff and stakeholders including producers, consultants, input suppliers, and NGOs.

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Organic News & Events

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News

Combination strategies work best for controlling orchard weeds organically
No single organic weed control option works particularly well alone to control weeds in apple orchards during establishment. But strategies combining techniques do work well, particularly using wood chip mulches with organic herbicides. That’s...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
  • Organic
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News

Charles “Chuck” Leon Mohler (73), senior research associate in the Section of Soil and Crop Sciences, School of Integrative Plant Science, at Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, died April 1, 2021. Dr. Mohler was born in Salem...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Organic
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News

  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Agriculture

Events

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Webinar

This year’s New York Certified Organic (NYCO) meetings will be held via Zoom. We will keep the same days as we have had for the past 28 years for the discussion based meetings, the second Tuesday of January, February, and March. We will start at...
  • Organic
wooden sign

Webinar

This year’s New York Certified Organic (NYCO) meetings will be held via Zoom. We will keep the same days as we have had for the past 28 years for the discussion based meetings, the second Tuesday of January, February, and March. We will start at...
  • Organic