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Oral Session 23—Organic Horticulture 29 July 2006, 3:30–5:30 p.m. Oak Alley Moderator: Matthew Kleinhenz

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; Middendorf, 2007 ; Thilmany, 2006 ). Filling this information gap proved to be a challenge for researchers and extension specialists because federal investment in organic farming research was very limited at that time. Driven by the emerging need for science

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. Conventional growers have shown interest in sustainable agriculture and organic farming. At the university and institution levels, interest in organic and sustainable agriculture education has increased ( Ngouajio et al., 2006 ). Educational institutions are

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foods and/or are more likely to have farming backgrounds, thereby exhibiting potential differences in stated preferences for locally produced foods, certified organic foods, or both. The focus of future research should expand beyond major metropolitan

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Procedia Social Behavioral Sci. 49 360 367 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.07.034 Shi-ming, M. Sauerborn, J. 2006 Review of history and recent development of organic farming worldwide Agr. Sci. China 5 169 178 10.1016/S1671-2927(06)60035-7 Siderer, Y. Marquet, A

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growing cocoa organically. Aside from yield loss from converting to organic farming, the aging of tree stocks also has a significant impact on diminishing cocoa yields ( Fig. 1 ) when the trees are retained beyond their economically productive life ( Asare

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Agency drinking water limit ( Pimentel et al., 2005 ). During the transition to organic farming, studies have shown limited N availability appeared to give weeds a competitive advantage and contributed to reduced crop yields. Slow N release and

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chapters on soil organic carbon follow the chapters on soil surveys. Chapter 3 reviews the effects of urbanization on soil organic carbon contents. The region of Moscow, Russia, receives considerable attention. Changes in soil organic carbon with time are

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credibility and to specify practices professionals can abide by when offering organic services. These include the Northeast Organic Farming Association’s Organic Land Care program, Oregon Tilth, and the Society for Organic Urban Land Care in Canada (NOFA

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has favored the promotion of food produced through organic farming ( Kalogeras et al., 2009 ; Onyango et al., 2007 ; Schmid et al., 2007 ). In other words, the perception of food risks and a loss of confidence in the quality of conventional foods

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