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Alexandra G. Stone, Danielle D. Treadwell, Alice K. Formiga, John P.G. McQueen, Michelle M. Wander, James Riddle, Heather M. Darby, and Debra Heleba

eOrganic is the organic agriculture CoP and resource area for the national web-based extension community of land-grant university content providers, eXtension. eOrganic was initiated as a CoP in 2007 (the first eXtension CoPs were initiated in 2006

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Mark A. Williams, John G. Strang, Ricardo T. Bessin, Derek Law, Delia Scott, Neil Wilson, Sarah Witt, and Douglas D. Archbold

Nationally, the production of organically grown apples increased from 2000 to 2008 ( Slattery et al., 2011 ) but has more recently declined ( Perez and Plattner, 2013 ). Organic apple production comprises only 3% of the total apple acreage in the

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Hector Valenzuela, Ted Goo, Ted Radovich, and Susan Migita

Oral Session 1—Organic Horticulture Moderator: Matthew D. Kleinhenz 18 July 2005, 2:00–4:00 p.m. Ballroom H

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George E. Boyhan, Ray J. Hicks, Reid L. Torrance, Cliff M. Riner, and C. Randell Hill

. Vidalia onions were produced on ≈400 certified organic acres in 2007–08 according to the Georgia Department of Agriculture (V. Mullins, personal communication). This represents the single largest organic vegetable produced in the state, with the 2007

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T. Casey Barickman, Dean A. Kopsell, and Carl E. Sams

antioxidants linked to inhibiting cancers such as prostate ( Giovannucci et al., 1995 ), skin ( Gonzalez et al., 2003 ), and colon ( Slattery et al., 1999 ). Organic acids, such as malic and citric, and soluble sugars, such as fructose and glucose, contribute

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George E. Boyhan, Julia W. Gaskin, Elizabeth L. Little, Esendugue G. Fonsah, and Suzanne P. Stone

There are two important trends with food in the United States. One is the increased demand for certified organic produce and the other is the interest in local food. The intersection of these trends has increased the demand for organic produce grown

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Mary Jane Clark and Youbin Zheng

, potted blueberry plants are also in demand by consumers for home gardens. Recent interest in urban agriculture and the local food movement has increased consumer appeal for growing edible crops, especially using organic methods; however, blueberry

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Wendy A. Johnson, Raymond A. Cloyd, James R. Nechols, Kimberly A. Williams, Nathan O. Nelson, Dorith Rotenberg, and Megan M. Kennelly

Nitrogen (N) is an essential nutrient that crops require for growth and development ( Jones, 1998 ; Raven and Smith, 1976 ). The availability and form of N may vary depending on fertilizer type. Organic fertilizers, which are derived from natural

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Mercy Olmstead, Timothy W. Miller, Callie S. Bolton, and Carol A. Miles

Interest in sustainable and organic production systems has increased worldwide, particularly in viticulture as fresh and processed grapes are one of the major organic fruit crops worldwide ( Granatstein et al., 2010 ; Willer and Kilcher, 2009

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Paul B. Francis and C. Robert Stark, Jr.

Consumer demand for heirloom and organically grown local produce is increasing and market price premiums associated with these value-added characteristics may provide profitable ventures. The increased popularity of heirloom tomatoes ( Solanum