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  Organic Greenhouse Vegetable Production
Organic greenhouse vegetable production is regularly practiced by certified organic farmers and market gardeners, and has potential for wider adaptation by established greenhouse operators and entry level growers as a niche market or sustainable method of production.
Organic farmers rely heavily on crop rotations, crop residues, animal manures, legumes, green manures, organic wastes, and mineral-bearing rocks to feed the soil and supply plant nutrients.
Organic fertilizers and soil amendments are extensively used to feed the soil.
www.attra.org /attra-pub/ghveg.html   (7600 words)

Organic matter in soils is represented by plant debris or litter in various stages of decomposition through to humus and includes the living organisms in the soil.
They can be classified in heterotrophs, which require C in the form of organic molecules for growth, and the autotrophs, which can synthesize their cell substance from the C of CO, harnessing the energy of sunlight (in the case of photosynthetic bacteria and algae) or chemical energy from the oxidation of inorganic compounds (the chemoautotrophs).
Organic soils (Histosols) whose formation is favored by waterlogging may have turnover times exceeding 2000 y and soils of tundra regions where low temperatures retard oxidation may have turnover times exceeding 100 y.
www.soils.wisc.edu /courses/SS325/organic.htm   (4985 words)

 Welsh organic statistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The breakdown of fully organic land use in Wales mirrors that of the UK as a whole, the majority (nearly 90%) being grassland or pasture for lamb or cattle, see Table 1.
The average organic farm size in Wales is 94 ha, somewhat smaller than in England and Scotland, and the number of farmers has fallen slightly from 619 to 613 during the year to April 2004.
Consequently, almost 90% or 44,341 hectares of organic land in Wales is grassland; of this 33,650 hectares is permanent pasture and 10,691 hectares is temporary leys.
www.organic.aber.ac.uk /statistics/prodwales04.shtml   (616 words)

 :: on the table :: The meaning of 'organic' ::
The National Organic Standards, 12 years in the making, had been in effect for less than six months when a congressman from Georgia took advantage of last-minute negotiations over the 2003 federal budget bill to have a short clause inserted into the 3,000-page document.
Organic feed is free of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and sewage sludge.
Organic food may not be grown using synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fumigants, and fertilizers, nor can sewage sludge be used as fertilizer.
www.onthetable.net /organic.html   (603 words)

 Sustainable Table: The Issues: Organic
Organic farming was the only type of farming used worldwide until the invention of chemical pesticides and fertilizers in the early 20th century.
Land on which organic food or fibers are grown has been free of known and perceived toxic and persistent chemical pesticides and fertilizers for three years prior to certification.
Organic food can be produced by large corporations, while sustainable food production is carried out by small farmers and families who live on the land where they farm.
www.sustainabletable.org /issues/organic   (1773 words)

 Organic chemistry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Organic chemistry received a boost when it was realized that these compounds could be treated in ways similar to inorganic compounds and could be manufactured by means other than 'vital force'.
Common synthetic organic polymers are polyethylene or polythene, polypropylene, nylon, teflon or PTFE, polystyrene, polyesters, polymethylmethacrylate (commonly known as perspex or plexiglas) polyvinylchloride or PVC, and polyisobutylene important artificial or synthetic rubber also the polymerised butadiene, a rubber component.
Because many organic compounds have relatively low boiling points and/or dissolve easily in organic solvents there exist many methods for separating mixtures into pure constituents that are specific to organic chemistry such as distillation, crystallization and chromatography techniques.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Organic_chemistry   (2922 words)

 ERS/USDA Data - Organic Production
While adoption of organic farming systems showed strong gains between 1992 and 2005 and the adoption rate remains high, the overall adoption level is still low—only about 0.5 percent of all U.S. cropland and 0.5 percent of all U.S. pasture was certified organic in 2005.
For example, organic farmers provide habitat for predators and parasites of crop pests, calculate planting/harvesting dates and rotate crops to maintain soil fertility, and cycle animal and green manures as fertilizer.
Organic livestock was beginning to catch up with produce in 2005, with 1 percent of U.S. dairy cows and 0.6 percent of the layer hens managed under certified organic systems.
www.ers.usda.gov /Data/organic   (1029 words)

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In studies comparing conventional farming with organic and sustainable (environmentally sound) farming of berries and corn, organic and sustainable produce was significantly higher in flavonoids than conventional produce.
The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice.
It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Dr. Mercola and his community.
www.mercola.com /2003/apr/26/organic_vegetables.htm   (577 words)

 Welsh organic statistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
There are 640 organic and in-conversion farms in Wales, with an average farm size of 101 ha.
Consequently, 92.1% or 51,604 hectares of organic land in Wales is grassland.
The number of registered organic producers in Wales increased from 610 in January 2004 to 640, or 16% of the UK total, in January 2005.
www.organic.aber.ac.uk /statistics/prodwales05.shtml   (373 words)

 Organic table information
Unless otherwise stated, all data was produced under conditions of standard temperature and pressure.
These tables may be constructed by amateurs and edited by passers-by.
This includes the safety information, which is not provided as medical advice.
publicliterature.org /en/wikipedia/o/or/organic_table_information.html   (160 words)

 Organic movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Organic movement broadly refers to the organizations and individuals involved worldwide in the promotion organic farming, which they believe to be a more sustainable mode of agriculture.
Sir Albert Howard is often referred to as the father of modern organic agriculture.
IFOAM was dedicated to the diffusion of information on the principles and practices of organic agriculture across national and linguistic boundaries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Organic_movement   (622 words)

 The Periodic Table(Page 1)
In a revision of his table in 1871 he arranged some elements and proposed a table of eight columns, obtained by splitting each of the long periods into a period of seven elements, an eighth group containing the three central elements (such as Fe, Co, Ni), and a second period of seven elements.
Mendeleev's table had the elements arranged by atomic weights with recurring properties in a periodic manner.
Millions of carbon compounds called "organic compounds." Carbon is called the basis for life because all living things contain organic compounds.
www.ruf.rice.edu /~sandyb/Lessons/chem.html   (1237 words)

 Organic Culture of Bramble Fruits
The foundations of organic disease control are sanitation (removal and destruction of infected plant parts); keeping the plants in good vigor through weed control, good fertility, and moisture management (mulching and irrigation); and using resistant varieties.
In budgetary information developed by Kansas State University in 1993, the total variable and fixed costs for an acre of red raspberries were $2,222 in the establishment year and $1,720 in each of the three subsequent years.
Expected yields in 1997 for mechanically harvested organic raspberries (in the Pacific Northwest) were between 3 and 4 tons an acre, with hand-harvested berries yielding 4 to 5 tons per acre.
www.attra.org /attra-pub/bramble.html   (7389 words)

 Farm To Table: A Project of Earth Pledge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Our mission is to support and promote sustainable farms and local producers; to illustrate and communicate the interconnectedness of agriculture, food, health, cooking, environmental resources, and economic viability; and to share the pleasures of buying and cooking the freshest foodstuffs available by offering superb source connections, great recipes, and spot-on wine and food pairings.
Farm to Table is a project of the Earth Pledge Foundation.
Sustainable Agriculture is a philosophy and method of farming that reduces outside inputs by conserving resources; enhances the environmental quality of the land on which it depends; is economically viable, and contributes to a higher quality of life for both the farmer and the community.
www.farmtotable.org /index.php?cmd=F2TFAQ   (1004 words)

 CIAS: Organic potatoes: they can be grown, but can they be profitable?
Organic potatoes can be grown on a large-scale without commercial pesticides and standard fertilizers.
Organic potatoes yielded an average of 21,200 pounds per acre over all three varieties, while conventional methods averaged 32,800 pounds per acre.
Because growers need to farm organically for three years prior to being certified organic, they will not receive premiums on potatoes or any other crop grown in the rotation.
www.cias.wisc.edu /archives/1992/10/01/organic_potatoes_they_can_be_grown_but_can_they_be_profitable/index.php   (690 words)

 Top Ten Eco-Friendly Reasons to Buy Organic Meat & Dairy
By supporting local, sustainable and organic farms in your local community you also support the larger community of which we are all a part.
HOW: The animals are raised in a healthier environment, fed organic feed, and often eat a wider range of nutrients than those raised in factory farms (such as would be the case of free-range chickens and ranch cattle).
HOW: Organic agriculture works for a healthy balance of the soil, including using crop rotation and other techniques to improve soil fertility, instead of controlling the environment with chemicals.
www.care2.com /channels/solutions/food/526   (1391 words)

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Although small organic farming is especially hard work, organic farmers enjoy all the health advantages of eating, tasting and even smelling the best food in the world: their own.
Where conventional farmers apply chemical fertilizers to the soil to grow their crops, organic farmers feed and build soil with natural fertilizer, which is far more environmentally friendly and less likely to cause any long-term complications.
However, a diet based on whole organic foods does not have to be cost-prohibitive for the average family or single consumer.
www.mercola.com /2006/aug/17/how_to_get_inexpensive_organic_locally-grown_vegetables.htm   (932 words)

 Information Required for Organic Livestock Certification   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Except for very rare exceptions, as outlined in the enclosed Livestock Standards, the NOP requires all organic livestock to be fed organically produced feedstuffs, including pastures and hays.
Certification fees for organic livestock is considered to be separate from organic certification of Crops and Wild Crops, and must be paid in addition to the Crops and Wild Crops certification fees.
Total renewal certification fee shall be the combined initial application and inspection fee of one hundred dollars ($100) for those organic entities with previous year’s gross sales from organic production and/or handling of not more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000).
www.mda.mo.gov /Market/organic/manual/information_livestock_certification.htm   (617 words)

Organic Chemistry is the study of the compounds of carbon, their reactions and their preparation.
This constitutes a very large amount of empirical information that is usually committed to memory as a sort of mental handbook, supplemented by actual handbooks, and by laboratory practice with a relatively small number of important or illustrative general reactions.
Organic chemistry (and all other chemistry at that) is completely described by the quantum mechanics of nuclei and electrons interacting by electrostatic forces.
www.du.edu /~jcalvert/phys/organic.htm   (15191 words)

 National Organic Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Organically produced food cannot be distinguished visually from conventional food and cannot necessarily be distinguished by taste; therefore, consumers must rely on labels and other advertising tools for product information.
Farmers, food handlers, and other businesses that produce and handle organically grown food have a financial incentive to advertise that information because consumers have been willing to pay a price premium for these goods.
However, consumers face difficulties in discerning the organic attributes of a product, and many producers and handlers have sought third-party certification of organic claims.
www.mda.mo.gov /Market/organic/manual/national_org_program.htm   (409 words)

 Organic Chemistry Websites
The Organic Chemistry Student Resource Page at Colby College -- Although some of the material at this website is specifically directed towards the Colby chemistry program, there is also a wealth of material that will be useful to you.
Organic Compounds Database -- This database allows you to search for compounds by mp, bp, index of refraction, MW, formula, UV absorption, mass spectral peaks, and chemical types (carbonyl, aromatic, NH/OH, saturated or unsaturated CH).
Table of Contents: Introduction, The Mathematics of NMR, Spin Physics, NMR Spectroscopy, Fourier Transforms, Pulse Sequences, NMR Hardware, Practical Considerations, Carbon-13 NMR, 2-D Techniques, Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques.
www.ups.edu /faculty/hanson/chemwebsites/organicwebsites.htm   (1285 words)

 Animal health and welfare
Organic farming is the only farming system in the EU defined by regulation.
If an organic animal is given antibiotics then the withdrawal period has to be at least doubled and often tripled before the meat or milk can be sold as organic.
Organic farmers aim to build up natural immunity in their livestock to diseases that may be present on their farms.
www.soilassociation.org /web/sa/saweb.nsf/848d689047cb466780256a6b00298980/0da7dbea03756d15802571fd003abbf8!OpenDocument   (1231 words)

 UK organic market | Market information | Soil Association food and farming
The organic market has grown rapidly over the last decade; in 2005 retail sales of organic products were worth an estimated £1.6 billion, an increase of 30% on the previous year.
In 2005, the number of organic beef cattle slaughtered increased by 42%, lamb by 29% pigs by 20% and the number of organic table birds slaughtered increased by 55%
Among those buying organic food everyday support for local producers was still strong but the proportion preferring the imported organic option was almost four times higher than for the sample as a whole.
www.soilassociation.org /web/sa/psweb.nsf/B3/market_information.html   (556 words)

 Find Organic Gardening
Information, gardening supplies, books and a lot of fun about growing without chemicals.
This Website for a CSA (subscription) farm in Ohio has lots of information on organic growing, farmer's markets and raising chickens.
Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch—well-known organic gardeners, authors, speakers and advocates—share their insights and pictures of their farm in Maine.
www.organicgardening.com /findcategory/1,7592,s1-4-11-0,00.html   (621 words)

Certification of organic foods and fiber is important both to ensure consumers that they are in fact purchasing an organic product, and to provide our food marketers and exporters the organic verification their customers require.
And finally by going organic you are assured of feeding your children and yourself food that has not been polluted with toxic chemicals added by the farmer or food processor.
Organic agriculture is a management system that enhances biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil biological activity to produce healthy plants and animals and foster human and environmental health.
web1.msue.msu.edu /valueadded/organic.htm   (1143 words)

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The word "organic" on the label stands for a commitment to an agriculture that strives for a balance with nature, using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment.
Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, eliminate the use of toxic and persistent chemical pesticides and fertilizers, and build a biologically diverse agriculture.
Organic foods are minimally processed to maintain the integrity of the food without artificial ingredients, preservatives or irradiation.
organic.com.au /news/2004.04.14   (3322 words)

 The Organic Factor Book - Organic Food, Nutrition, Health, Fitness, Weight Loss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
In addition to a comprehensive analysis of why organic food is better for you, the book also thoroughly reviews popular diets and shows you the best diet and lifestyle approach for weight loss and all-round health.
The Organic Factor goes further than any previous book in describing why organic food is good for you and how you can utilise organic eating and lifestyle to reach and maintain a healthy weight without fad diets.
With lots of practical tips and techniques based on the latest scientific information, The Organic Factor is a manual not just for a good life, but a long life.
www.organicfactor.com /index.htm   (404 words)

 Organic Farming, Marketing, and Certification Resources
Northeast Organic Farming Association -- Vermont -- Background and contact information.
Enjoy the tour, then follow up by surfing their links for more information.
Organic Trade Association -- Membership organization represents the organic industry in Canada and the United States.
www.ibiblio.org /farming-connection/links/organic.htm   (1035 words)

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