Foothill Farming
University of California
Foothill Farming

Organic Farming

Organic Farming Basics

Organic Farming Compliance Handbook (UC Sustainable Ag Program)

ATTRA, National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, provides Organic farming information. Some publications are free, others available for a fee. Annual subscription costs $50.

Organic Farming Research Foundation: organic education resources

National Organic Program Information

California Organic Program

Organic Certification

Organic Certification, Farm Production Planning, and Marketing (UC ANR- Free PDF)

Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI- List of Organic allowed fertilizers/pesticides)

Organic Composting

Soils & Compost information

Compost Testing and Research-Based Information (Woods End Lab)

Composting (Cornell University)

Cover Crops 

Cover Crops Resource Page (UC SAREP)

Overview of Cover Crops and Green Manures (ATTRA-Download  costs $1.95)

Organic Amendments

Organic Amendments (UCCE)

Organic Soil Fertility Management (UC ANR -free download)

Soil Management: National Organic Program Regulations (ATTRA)

Manures for Organic Crop Production (ATTRA- $0.99 to download)

Specific Crop Information

fruit production information (UC ANR)

organic vegetable, flower & herb production (ATTRA)

organic tree fruit production publications (ATTRA)

California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance

Organic winegrape production

Organic vegetable production (UC ANR)

Organic production guides for fruits and vegetables (Cornell University- Free downloadable files)

Cost/Return Studies for Specific Crops

Organic and foothill production studies for a variety of crops (UC Davis)

Pest Management

UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Project (information on specific pests including organic management)

Weed Management for Organic Crops (UC Davis-Free download)

Insect Pest Management for Organic Crops (UC ANR)

Plant Disease Management for Organic Crops (UC ANR)

Organic Farming Basics

Organic Farming Suppliers

Peaceful Valley Farm Supply

Organic Supplies and Services

UC Publications and Information Resources

UC ANR publications on organic production for a variety of crops. UC ANR Publications are available in our Placer and Nevada offices.

 UC Davis on-campus Extension ag and food science classes

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