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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

New book helps farmers outsmart their weeds
Cornell and USDA scientists have produced the definitive guide to understanding agricultural weeds and how to manage them efficiently, effectively and ecologically. The 416-page book, “Manage Weeds on Your Farm: A Guide to Ecological Strategies...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Agriculture
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Multimedia

News

During the 2021 season, Annika Rowland, a graduate student in Matthew Ryan’s Sustainable Cropping Systems Lab at Cornell University, conducted preliminary research on the use and efficacy of an inter-row mower in organic soybeans at the Musgrave...
  • Musgrave Research Farm
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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News

A Cornell-led national network of scientists and farmers is developing new varieties of cover crops that are better adapted to local regions and stressors – changes that could carry a bevy of long-term and sustainable benefits for organic growers.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Agriculture

Events

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Meeting

The NY Certified Organic (NYCO) Discussion Meetings are back for just one meeting this winter and another this spring. The planning committee felt that we could have a safe winter meeting at J Martin Auctions due to the size of the facility...
  • Organic
  • Field Crops
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Workshop

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The Cornell University Soil Health program will offer a virtual advanced soil health course for practitioners, educators, and students worldwide December 5-14, 2021. This advanced soil health course offering is comprehensively designed as an...
  • Soil
  • Agriculture
  • Natural Resources