Resources on Organic Farming in the Southeast

Videos on Organic Certification in the Southeast

Information on Disease-resistant Varieties

Hubbard, K. 2019. Organic Plant Breeding Yields Superior Varieties for Cucurbit Growers. Available at https://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/organic-plant-breeding-yields-superior-varieties-for-cucurbit-growers/

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Organizations in the Southeast

University and Extension Resources on Organic Farming in the Southeast 

Alabama Cooperative Extension Service

University of Florida Extension Small Farms Program: Organic Production

Georgia: University of Georgia Extension organic publications:

Mississippi State University Vegetable Crop Physiology and Production Systems

North Carolina:

South Carolina: Clemson sustainable agriculture program and student organic farm

Tennessee: University of Tennessee Organic and Sustainable Crop Production

Plant Disease Clinics in the South

OMRI Website

  • The OMRI Products List©: The OMRI Products List© is the most complete directory of products for organic production or processing under the U.S. National Organic Program standards, and includes over 6,000 "OMRI Listed®" products.
‚ÄčBefore using any pest control product in your organic farming system:
  1. Read the label to be sure that the product is labeled for the crop and pest you intend to control, and make sure it is legal to use in the state, county, or other location where it will be applied,
  2. Read and understand the safety precautions and application restrictions, and
  3. Make sure that the brand name product is listed in your Organic System Plan and approved by your USDA-approved certifier. If you are trying to deal with an unanticipated pest problem, get approval from your certifier before using a product that is not listed in your plan—doing otherwise may put your certification at risk.
  4. Note that, although OMRI and WSDA lists are good places to identify potentially useful products, all products that you use must be approved by your certifier. For more information on how to determine whether a pest control product can be used on your farm, see the related article, Can I Use This Input On My Organic Farm?