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Crop Rotation

 

Certification  
ABCs of Organic Certification- Archieved Webinar  
ATTRA Organic Systems Plan Templates  
eOrganic Overview of Organic Systems Plan  
Getting EQIPed: USDA Conservation Programs for Organic and Transitioning Farmers - Archived Webniar  
Guide to Organic Certification of Vegetable Operations  
NOP - Searchable Database of Certified Organic Operations  
Organic Certification of Research Sites and Facilities - Archived Webinar  
Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)  
Responsibilities of Certified Operations Changing Certifying Agents  
Rodale Institute Online Certification Tools  
TN Crop Improvement Association  
TN Dept. of Ag. Organics  
TN Dept. of Ag. Organic Certification Cost Share Program  
TN NRCS EQIP  
USDA National Organic Program  
Using NRCS Conservation Practices and Programs to Transition to Organic - Webinar  
UT Organic Certification in TN
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Cool Season Crop Production
 
Books by Elliot Coleman
UT: Cool Season Speciality Crops in High Tunnels
UT: Guide to Spring Planted, Cool Season Vegetable
NCSU: Growing a Fall Vegetable Garden
Speciality Lettuce & Greens: Organic Production
Workshop Slides- Wszelaki
Workshop Slides- Rogers

Companion Planting/Interplanting
 
ATTRA Companion Planting- Basic Concept and Resources  
Cornell Cooperative Extension Companion  
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Compost  
CCOF Certification FAQs
Center for Enviromental Farming Systems
Natural Resources Conservation Services
UC Cooperative Extension Compost Education Project Pages
University of Missouri Extension
UTIA Compost for Organic Systems
ATTRA Compost Publications
 
CEFS Composting on Organic Farms  
Compost for Organic Systems
Cornell Composting
 
UC Cooperative Extension Composting Education Project  
UC Davis Project Compost Resources Page
UC Organic Soil Fertility Management Symposium
 
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Cover Crops  
Cover Crop Exercise
Choosing the Bes Cover Crops for Your Organic No Till Vegetable System
Cover Cropping for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects- SARE bulletin
 
Cover Crops: Crop Rotation, Weed Control and Nutrient Contributions
A Look at the Newly Released Organic Pasture Rule- Archived Webinar
 
Cover Crops and Green Manure
ATTRA Overview of Cover Crops and Green Manures
 
CEFS Cover Crops for Organic Farms  
Cornell University: Cover Crops for Vegetable Growers  
ISU Effect of Cover Crops for Weed Management in Organic Vegetables  
NRCS Cover and Green Manure Crop Benifits to Soil Quality  
NCSU Summer Cover Crops  
Winter Rye: A Reliable Cover Crop
OSU Cover Crops for Home Gardens
 
Managing Cover Crops in Conservation Tillage Systems
SARE Managing Cover Crops Profitably
 
Forage and Field Crop Seeding Guide for Tennessee
UC SAREP Cover Crop Resource Page
 
Cover Crops For Organic Farms
Cover Crops for Organic Production
Cover Crops for Sustainable Production
Crop Rotation
PB378 Forage and Field Crop Seeding Guide for Tennessee
VABF Cover Crops for All Seasons
Cornell Cooperative Extension Companion Planting
Crop Rotation and Cover Crop Web Resources
UT Forage Research
 

UT PB378 Forage & Field Crop Seeding Guide for TN

 
Virginia Association for Biological Farming  
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Crop Budgets  
AGR-Lite Wizard  
I-FARM - how to get the most out of the land at the least cost  
Organic Farming Financial Benchmarks - Archived Webinar  
Planning Your Organci Farm for Profit - Archived Webinar  
Rutgers Organic Crop Budgets  
University of Kentucky Crop Budgets  
Whole Farm Insurance Assessment Tool  
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Crop Production and Processing  
A Guide to On-farm Processing for Organic Producers  
ATTRA National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service  
SARE Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education  
CEFS Organic Production Guide  
UC Postharvest Handling for Organic Crops  
Rodale Institute  
eOrganic  
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Crop Rotation  
CEFS Crop Rotations on Organic Farms  
KS Rural Center Sustainable Agriculture Management Guides- Crop Rotation  
Planning for Flexibility in Effective Crop Rotations - Webinar  
Rodale How to Zap Pests, Build Soil with Cover Crops in Strategic Crop Rotations  
SARE Crop Rotation on Organic Farms: A Planning Manual  
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Disease Management  
ATTRA Disease Management Publications  
Cornell University Resource Guide for Organic Insect & Disease Management  
Cornell University Vegetable MD  
eOrganic Plant Disease Management  
Marrone BioInnovations Biopesticide CEU Course  
Vegetable Disease Control for the Organic Farmer/Gardener
NCSU Sustainable Practices for Vegetable Production in the South: Disease Management
 
The Ohio State University Hot Water and Chlorine Treatment of Vegetable Seeds to Eradicate Bacterial Pathogens  
The Ohio State University Organic Fruit Disease Management Guides  
Organic Late Blight Management - Archived Webinar  
Penn State Vegetable Disease Identification  
University of California Plant Disease Management for Organic Crops  
University of Florida Organic Mangement of Vegetable Diseases Part I: Soilborne Pathogens  
University of Flordia Organic Managemnet  of Vegetable Diseases Part II: Foliar Pathogens  
University of Vermont Organic Disease Management  
West Virginia University KTFREC- Diagnostic Keys to Major Fruit Diseases  
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Food Safety  
Good Agricultural Practices: On-Farm Food Safety from Penn State University  
Cornell University National GAPs Program
Food Safety Bill Amended
NC Market Ready Fresh Produce Safety Portal
KY Department of Agriculture Good Agricultural Practices Educational Resources
University of Minnesota FSP4U - A Food Safety Plan for You
Penn State Food Safety Manual Template  
New Mexico State University Downloadable Food Safety Signs  
Primus Field Audit Program  
Primus Facility Audit Program  
UC Good Agricultural Practices: A Self-Audit for Growers and Handlers  
USDA Audit Checklist  
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Fruit Production  
Home Fruit Production
Weed Control in Organic Grape Production
SRSFC Muscadines
Organic Small Fruit Disease Management Guidelines
2012 Production Guide for Organic Grapes
Lockwood- slides
Strawberries: Organic Production
Organic Grape Production
SRSFC Bunch Grapes
Pruning Fruit Trees
 
Blackberry and Rasberry Growers Information Portal - NCState
 
Southeast Regional Strawberry Integrated Pest Management Guide
Production Guide for Organic Strawberries
Organic Strawberry Production
University of Maine: Organic Wildberry Production
The Southern Region Small Fruits Consortium
Ohio State: Integrated Management of Blueberry Diseases
Extenstion: Organic Blueberry Production - Webinar 
Cornell: 2010 Production Guide for Organic Blueberries
Ten Basics of When and How to Prune Fruit Trees
Pruning Peaches and Nectarines
Training and Pruning Fruit Trees
ATTRA Blueberries, Organic Production
NC State: Blueberry Production for Local Sales and Small Pick Your Own Operators
US Highbush Blueberry Council
Annual Plasticulture Strawberry Production
High Tunnel Strawberry Production
INtegrated Management of Strawberry Diseases
Southeast Regional Strawberry Plasticulutre Production Guide
Fruit Resources - Cornell
Physiology of Pruning Fruit Trees
Organic Blueberry Production - Archived Webinar
 
How to Prune Fruit Trees
The Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium
 
Apple Production: Wooden's Apple House
Southeastern Peach Growers' Handbook
2013 Southeast Pest Management and Culture Guide
ATTRA: Organic and Low-Spay Peach Production
UT Disease and Insect Control in Home Fruit Plantings
The North American Raspberriy and Blackberries Association
A Guide to High Tunnel Raspberries and Blackberries- Conventional
Using High Tunnels to Produce Blackberries Organically in West Virginia Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium- Brambles
Production- Raspberries and Blackberries
Organic Small Fruit Disease Management Guidelines
Organic Blackberries and Raspberries
Undercover Nutrient Investigation: The Effects of Mulch on Nutrients for Blueberry - Archived Webinar
The Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium
PennState: Highbush Blueberry Production
Growing Cane Fruit
 
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Grower Organizations  
TOGA (Tennessee Organic Growers Association)  
TFVA (Tennessee Fruit and Vegetable Association)  
SSAWG (Southern Sustainable Agricultural Working Group)  
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Grower Resource Lists  
Farmers’ Guide to the Conservation Stewardship Program  
Food Hub Resource Guide  
Growing Small Farms, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham Co.  
Methods of Retail Sale of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables  
Organic Materials Review Institute - lists of accepted and prohibited substances  
Pollinator ToolKit  
Risk Management Guide for Organic Producers  
So You Want to State A Farm? Resources the Beginning Farmer  
New York State Integrated Pest Management Program's Organic Guides for Fruit, Vegetables, and Dairy  
University of Tennessee Vegetable Production Program Supply Sources ***NOTE: These are sources for both organic and conventional producers. If you are an organic producer, always check with your certifying agency before using a new product in your operation.  
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High Tunnels

 
ATTRA Season Extension Techniques for Market Gardens  
Au Naturel Farm  
Eliot Coleman's Four Season Farm  
Au Natural Farm- Walking to Spring
The New Organic Grower- Chapter 21
The Hoop House Handbook
Iowa State University- High Tunnel Bramble Production
Nobel Foundation- Hoop House
USDA National Organic Program
Cornell University- High Tunnels
 
Crop Tunnels and Plastic Mulch  
eOrganic Season Extension  
Grafting Tomatoes for Organic Open Field and High Tunnel Production- Archived Webinar  
NCSU Growing Small Farms- Season Extension  
High Tunnels.org  
High Tunnel Production and Low Cost Tunnel Construction - Archived Webinar  
Iowa State University- High Tunnel Bramble Production  
Penn State Center for Plasticulture- High Tunnels  
UT High Tunnel Research
High Tunnel Production Resources
Rutgers University- High Tunnel Project
 
University of Missouri - High Tunnel Tomato Production
University of Missouri - High Tunnel Melon and Watermelon Production
University of Missouri - Growing Strawberries in High Tunnels in Missouri
 
Cornell Univeristy- High Tunnels
Cool Season Specialty Crops in High Tunnels
Season Extension Techniques for Market Gardeners
Eliot Coleman's Four Season Farm
eOrganic Season Extension
High Tunnels.org
NCSU Growing Small Farms- Season Extension
Penn State Center for Plasticulture- High Tunnels
Sitting High Tunnels
University of Vermont -‘High Tunnels: Using low-cost technology to increase yields, improve quality, and extend the season’ manual
 
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Marketing  
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project-Marketing Resources for Growers
Developing an Organic Plan: Overview
Tips on Organic Certification
TN Department of Ag and Opprotunities for Organic Growers
NRCS Organic and Sustainable Funding Opprotunities
Developing an Organic Plan Resources
ATTRA Marketing Publications
 
Center for Profitable Agriculture - Marketing Publications  
eOrganic Marketing and Food Systems  
Growing for Market  
Hartman Group-"Current State of the Organic Consumer" Webinar  
NCSU- Growing Small Farms-Marketing  
Organic Fruit and Vegetable Market Reports- Free Every Monday  
Rodale Institute- Organic Price Report  
SARE - Marketing Stratagies for Farmers and Ranchers
SARE - Local Harvest: A Multifarm CSA Handbook  
Marketing Organic
TN Farm Fresh Program
Marketing Organics Resources
USDA- Emerging Issues in the Organic Industry
 
USDA-AMS- Organic Fruit and Vegetable Market Reports  
USDA- Marketing U.S. Organic Foods: Trends from Farms to Consumers  
UT Center for Profitable Agriculture  
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Native Bees/Pollination  
Michigan State University Pollination and Bees  
Pollinator Partnership Page  
UC Berkeley Urban Bee Gardens  
University of Georgia Honey Bee Program  
UT Bees and Beekeeping  
Selecting Plants for Pollinators
University of George Honey Bee Program
UT Bees and Beekeeping
UT Bee Publications
Beekeeping in Tennessee
Extension: Bee Health
European Foulbrood
SARE Publication: Managing Alternative Pollinators
 
Workshop Slides: Colony Collapse
Workshop Slides: Pollination
The Xerces Society
 
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Organics in Food Service  
OAPEI Taste the Change: How to Go Organic on Campus  
UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems  
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Other Useful TN Sites  
East TN Research and Education Center  
Extension  
Introduction to Organic Production
Organic Web Quick Reference List
AgResearch
 
Department of Plant Sciences  
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources  
UT Vegetable Production Program  
Tennessee Department of Agriculture  
UT Variety Trail Summaries
Tennessee Farm Fresh
 
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Pest Management  
ATTRA Pest Management Publications  
Biointesive Pest Management  
Biorationals: Ecological Pest Management Database  
Organic Agriculture and Intergrated Pest Management (IPM)
Bug Guide
   
The Bugwood Network  
Cornell University - Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America  
Cornell University- Organic IPM Guides for Fruit  
Identifying and Managing Insects Resources
Cornell University- Organic IPM Guides for Vegetables
 
Cornell University- Resource Guide for Organic Insect & Disease Management  
Michigan State University Enhancing Beneficial Insects with Native Plants  
Organic IPM Field Guide  
PennState Pest Management Website  
Pest Management Strategic Plan for Organic Potato Production in the West  
SARE- Managing Insects on Your Farm
eOrganic Insect Management
Cornell University- A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America
How to Control the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Cornell University- Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Mangament
Bug Guide
ATTRA Insect Managment
The Bugwood Network
Cornell University- Biological Control
Managment Options for the Control of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Organic Management of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Cornell University- Resource Guide for Organic Insect& Disease Management Garden Insects of North America
Pollination on Organic Farms in TN Slideshow
Insect Control and Scouting for Organic Producers Slideshow
Using Beneficial Insects for Pest Management in Organic Systems Slideshow SARE Managing Insects on Your Farm
 
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Seeds and Seed Saving  
AOSCA Organic Seed Finder  
Oregon State University Collecting and Storing Seeds From Your Garden  
Collecting and Storing Seeds from Your Garden
Saving Seed/ Heirloom Vegetable
Saving Seeds from the Garden
Seed to Savers Exchange
Seed to Seed
Seed Saving Tips
Organic Seed Alliance Publications
 
Resources for Organic Seed Treatments and Transplant Production
Seeds of Change
List of Organic/Untreated Seed Sources
Organic Fruit Production: What to Grow
Washington State University Saving Seed/Heirloom Vegetables
 
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Soil Management  
Workshop Slides- Butler
Workshop Slide- Walker
ATTRA Soils
USDA National Organic Program Final Rule Section 205.203, Soil Fertility and Crop Nutrient Management Practice StandardATTRA Soils Publications
 
Soils 101: Dont Treat Your Soil like Dirt
Managing Soil Fertility in Organic Systems
Organic and Sustainable Soil Management Web Resource
CEFS Soil Quality Considerations
 
Naural Resources Conservation Service- Soil Biology  
USDA National Organic Program
Soil Testing and Fertilizer Recommendation
David Butler Handouts
ATTRA Soils
Center for Enviromental Farming Systems
Cornell Composting
Natural Resources Conservation Service- Soil Biology
Plant Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms
SARE Building Soils for Better Crops
Soil and Health Library
Soil Quality for Environmental Health
UT Soil, Plant, and Pest Center
Web Soil Survey
UC Organic Soil Fertility Management Symposium
 
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Solarization  
Auburn University Soil Solarization for Control of Nematodes and Soilborne Diseases  
Soil Solarization- A nonchemical Method for Controlling Diseases and Pests Univesity of California Solarization Information Website  
Soil Solarization for Control of Soilborne Diseases and Weeds Too
Twelve Steps for Successful Soil Solarization
University of Florida Solarization for Pest Management in Florida
 
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Water Managment
Virginia Rainwater Harvesting Manual
Rainwater Catchment Systems
Rainwater Harvesting
Rainwater Harvesting from Rooftop Catchments
Water Harvesting Guidance Manual
American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association
   
Weed Management  
Identifying and Managing Weeds Resources
Mark Williams Handouts
Cornell University- The Organic Weed Management Website
eOrganic Weed Management
Eliot Coleman's The New Organic Grower- Chapter 16, Weeds
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program
Ten Steps Toward Organic Weed Control
Cultivation Equipment for Weed Control: Pros, Cons, and Sources (Grubinger)
UT Weed Identification Tool
Weeds and What They Tell You, (Pfeiffer, 1970) Biodynamic Farming Association
ATTRA Weed Management
 
Weed Control in Organic Systems: What would you do without herbicides Biodegradable Mulch  
Workshop Slides- Koepke Hill
Organic Weed Management
Flame Weeding for Vegetable Crops
 
Manage Weeds Without Herbicides  
Manage Weeds With Rollers and Crimpers  
Manage Weeds With Crop Rotation  
Principles of Sustainable Weed Management for Croplands  
Steel in the Field: A Farmer’s Guide to Weed Management Tools  
USDA National Organic Program
UM Weed ID Guide
 
Using Animals to Manage Weeds  
UT Weed Identification Tool  
UVM Ten Steps Toward Organic Weed Control  
UVM Cultivation Equipment for Weed Control: Pros, Cons and Sources  
Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide  
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Vegetable, Fungus, Herb Production:
Early Blight Management for Organic Tomato Production
Wszelaki Handout- Organic Tomato Production 

 
University of Kentucky- Culinary Herbs
Mushroom Cultivation and Marketing
NCState Asparagus Home Production
Asparagus Production
Organic Tomato Production
Organic Tomatoes
Herb Production in Organic Systems
Managemnet of Non- Pathogenic Fruit Disorders of Tomato in Organic Production Systems
Managing Diseases of Organic Tomatoes in Greenhouses and High Tunnels High Tunnel Tomato Production: Evaluating Heirloom and Hybrid Varieties for Early-Season Availability
Organic Managment of Late Blight of Potato and Tomato with Copper Products NCState Asparagus Commercial
Organic Asparagus
ATTRA Organic Asparagus Production
Shiitake Mushroom Production on Logs
Shiitake Mushroom Production and Marketing
Speciality Mushrooms
Speciality Mushroom Production Systems: Maitake and Morels
Herbs: Organic Greenhouse Production
AFSIC - Medicinal and Culinary Herbs
Herb Association
NC State: Fresh Herb Production and Marketing
Sustainable Weed Management in Organic Herb and Vetgetable Production (PhD Thesis)
Field Production of Organic Tomatoes