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George E. Boyhan, Suzanne O’Connell, Ryan McNeill, and Suzanne Stone

Watkinsville, GA (lat. 33°55′N, long. 83°25′W) on a Cecil sandy loam (fine, kaolinitic, thermic Typic Kanhapludults). The land was certified by the Georgia Crop Improvement Association under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program. The

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George E. Boyhan, Suzzanne Tate, Ryan McNeill, and Jeffrey McConnaughey

Service - National Organic Program. 19 July 2011. < > 10.1016/j.njas.2010.04.001 Wolf, K. Shepherd, T. 2012 2011 Georgia farm gate value report. Univ. Georgia Rpt. AR-12-01 10.21273/HORTSCI.47.8.1034

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Anne Plotto and Jan A. Narciso

Organic foods are produced using agricultural practices that emphasize renewable resources and conservation of soil and water. Horticultural crops are grown and processed without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, ingredients and processing aids. Crops or ingredients derived from genetic engineering, and use of ionizing radiation are prohibited in organic production. The challenge is to deliver produce that has the same safety, quality and shelf life as conventional products, with a limited array of tools available for sanitation and postharvest treatments. Organic operators, professionals servicing the industry, as well as researchers involved in organic production practices, should be aware of all the points in the process of storing, handling and transforming horticultural crops where accidental contamination could occur, and thus compromise organic integrity. This presentation summarizes the major points of the National Organic Program for processing and handling, and gives suggestions for postharvest research. For example, finding organic alternatives for postharvest decay control is critical to maintain food safety. Additionally, ingredients compatible for fresh cut and produce coatings must be developed for the organic market for food safety and competitiveness.

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Penelope Perkins-Veazie and Gene Lester

substances and a listing of compounds that may be approved for use can be found in the Federal Register (2005) . Table 1. Storage/treatments for postharvest organic produce allowed under the National Organic Program ( Federal Register, 2006

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Monica Ozores-Hampton

Organic vegetable production in the United States must comply with National Organic Program (NOP) standards [ U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2016 ]. The NOP defines compost as the product of a managed process through which microorganisms

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

/acre, respectively. Sunn hemp was sown at 80 lb/acre and millet was sown at 40 lb/acre. All the crops were grown according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program rules for organic production and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension

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Olya Rysin, Amanda McWhirt, Gina Fernandez, Frank J. Louws, and Michelle Schroeder-Moreno

for use under the NOP, as outlined by USDA for growers using the certified organic label ( National Organic Program, 2015 ). It includes organic pesticides, compost application, summer cover crop rotations, and beneficial soil inoculants. Second, we

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Carol Miles, Lisa DeVetter, Shuresh Ghimire, and Douglas G. Hayes

degradation of polymeric materials J. Biochem. Tech. 2 210 215 Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) 2015 Report on biodegradable biobased mulch films. U.S. Dept. Agr., National Organic Program, Organic Materials Review Institute, Washington, DC

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D.D. Treadwell, G.J. Hochmuth, R.C. Hochmuth, E.H. Simonne, S.A. Sargent, L.L. Davis, W.L. Laughlin, and A. Berry

.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2009 Agricultural Marketing Service. Fruit and Vegetable Market News. Herbs 2 Feb. 2010 < >. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2010 National Organic Program final rule. Agricultural Marketing

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Mary A. Rogers

Organic vegetables produced in greenhouses and other controlled environments may fill a unique market niche as consumers demand local, high vegetables year round. However, limited technical information supports these production systems and more research is needed to provide recommendations for appropriate substrate mixes and nutrient management. Compost can be used as a substitute for peat-based media, and research results vary widely based on feedstock, compost method, and proportion used in mixes. Most studies consider compost in terms of peat-substitute or replacement and not as a source of fertility in soilless systems. Common challenges in using compost in soilless media are due to immaturity of the compost, poor water holding capacity, and unbalanced salinity and pH. It is possible to certify organic soilless production systems; however, the National Organic Program (NOP) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has not yet provided clear rules and requirements supporting these systems. The objective of this article is to review the literature on soilless organic vegetable production, summarize results from the more widely studied topic of vegetable transplant production, and point to future research for organic agriculture.