Organic Vegetable Production in California—Science and Practice

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  • 1 University of California Cooperative Extension, 624 West Foster Road, Santa Maria, CA 93455.
  • | 2 University of California Cooperative Extension, 420 South Wilson Way, Stockton, CA 95205.
  • | 3 University of California Cooperative Extension, 1432 Abbott Street, Salinas, CA 93901.
  • | 4 Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Davis, CA 95616.
  • | 5 Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Kearney Agricultural Center, 9240 South Riverbend Avenue, Parlier, CA 93648.
  • | 6 University of California Cooperative Extension, 1432 Abbott Street, Salinas, CA 93901.

This article summarizes the current status of organic vegetable production practices in California. The production of vegetables organically is growing rapidly in California, led in large part by growth in the market demand for organically grown produce. Key aspects of organic vegetable production operations such as certification and farm production planning, soil management, weed management, insect management, and plant disease management involve special practices. Many practices have not been thoroughly researched and the scientific base for some practices is still being developed.

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