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The information you need to grow organic field crops in New York.

Production Information

Want more? The New York Certified Organic (NYCO) field crop meetings and mailing list

NYCO winter meetings have grown from a gathering of six organic grain producers in the Martens Farms farmhouse kitchen in 1992 to filling the auditorium at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva. To find out about upcoming meetings and receive a weekly summary of messages from members, join the NYCO mailing list by sending an email to NYCO-group-L-request [at] (NYCO-group-L-request[at]cornell[dot]edu). For the subject of your email, type the single word join and leave the body of the message blank.

Integrated Pest Management


Areas of research include perennial grains, forage intercropping, cover crop interseeding, and cover crop rotational no-till.

Provides outreach materials and support practitioner training, field days, and soil health assessments on collaborating farms from all types of systems.

Offers the Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health which is designed for farmers, gardeners, agricultural service providers, landscape managers and researchers who want to go beyond simply testing the nutrient levels of their soils.