Organic Culture: Crops and Gardening

Rodale Institute.

Create a side-by-side comparison of conventional and organic management of crop(s) and acreage on your farm.


Describes tools and methods that can be used instead of chemical herbicides to prevent or manage weeds in organic vegetable production.


Presents a series of articles, resources and video clips that cover a systems approach to organic weed management, ecological techniques, preventive practices, control practices, and case studies.

Cornell University. Weed Ecology Research Group.

Identifies the weed species common in New York, summarizes control strategies and briefly describes "various aspects of the species' ecology."

University of Missouri. Cooperative Extension Service.

Focuses on improving and maintaining soil fertility when transitioning to organic gardening. Discusses sources of organic matter, organic fertilizers and management of diseases, weeds and pests.

University of Florida. Cooperative Extension Service.

Researchers and Cooperative Extension specialists discuss organic crop production, pest management, and marketing and economics. Each video in the series includes links to related videos, Extension publications, and resources and contacts.

National Center for Appropriate Technology. ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.

NCAT's Organic Crops Workbook: A Guide to Sustainable and Allowed Practices
Intended for organic farmers, beginning farmers and those transitioning to organic methods. Helps farmers understand the National Organic Standards and the certification process. Describes and links to ATTRA's organic agriculture resources.

USDA. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.

"Assist[s] farmers, ranchers and food business owners (new or experienced, small- or large-scale) interested in exploring transition strategies prior to becoming certified organic." "[A]ddresses organic certification requirements as they pertain to or affect business planning; however, the Planner is not a comprehensive guide to becoming certified organic."

Sustainable Agriculture Network.

Introduces organic farming, discusses economic issues and addresses the transition to organic production. Includes farmer profiles.

Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA)

Database of organic seed vendors searchable by field crops, fruits and vegetables, and other organic crops.