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Laban K. Rutto, Zelalem Mersha, and Mizuho Nita

The proportion of organically produced crops in the United States has been steadily increasing. The 2016 certified organic survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in conjunction

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Charles Benbrook

changes significantly as a function of these exogenous factors and farming system choices, in some cases exacerbating impacts on nutrient density and in other cases ameliorating them. For example, Yanez et al. (2008) showed that organic production can

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Suzanne O’Connell

). High tunnels reduce weather-related production risks, improve product quality and consistency, assist with organic growing efforts, help increase productivity on limited amounts of land, and amplify season extension opportunities ( Carey et al., 2009

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Sharon J.B. Knewtson, Edward E. Carey, and M.B. Kirkham

questions covered the physical description of tunnels, crop history, nutrient management (including organic matter additions), tillage management, irrigation methods, and grower perceptions. The survey did not cover pest and disease incidence and management

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Benjamin J. Glover, Tina M. Waliczek, and Jean-Marc Gandonou

Concerns over how food is grown, harvested, processed, and shipped have led to a revitalization of the local and organic movements ( Curtis, 2011 ). The word revitalization is used because local and organic methods were how humans fed themselves

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Gwendolyn Hawkins, Stephanie E. Burnett, and Lois B. Stack

Consumer interest in certified organic produce and plants has increased in recent years. Worldwide, organic produce markets increased 20% every year between 1999 and 2004 ( Willer and Yussefi, 2004 ). Fruit and vegetables were the top grossing

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Mark Gaskell and Rachel Grande

Poster Session 44—Organic Production 21 July 2005, 12:00–12:45 p.m. Poster Hall–Ballroom E/F

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Jonathan Ebba, Ryan W. Dickson, Paul R. Fisher, Crysta N. Harris, Todd Guerdat, and Sofia Flores

cost are among the top four issues for the United States floriculture industry. The objective of the first experiment was to compare strategies using WSF, CRF, and organic slow-release fertilizers (SRF) to provide adequate nutrition during both

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Paolo Benincasa, Marcello Guiducci, and Francesco Tei

) (i.e., soil mineral N at crop establishment), N from soil organic matter (SOM), and N from crop residues; and f S = recovery factor for N S . The two recovery factors are required because soil-N and fertilizer-N may be differently available in time

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Kathleen Delate, Andrea McKern, Robert Turnbull, James T.S. Walker, Richard Volz, Allan White, Vincent Bus, Dave Rogers, Lyn Cole, Natalie How, Sarah Guernsey, and Jason Johnston

Organic production has experienced rapid growth in the past 20 years, with organic apple production increasing fivefold in the last 6 years of the U.S. census ( U.S. Department of Agriculture–Economic Research Service, 2003 ). Driving the