Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) has released three new publications on the Principles and Practices of Organic Lettuce, Beet, and Carrot Seed Production. These three guides work to fill gaps on organic seed production practices.
The guides are approximately 15 pages long, printed in full color, and contain several photographs. The photos demonstrate field and handling techniques of each crop. Each guide includes a References and Resources section and OSA’s Creative Commons agreement which protects and allows free access to the material in the public domain.
These three new production guides funded by OFRF add to OSA’s information library for organic producers, which also includes organic production guides for spinach, bean and radish seeds, a guide to conducting organic on-farm flower and vegetable variety trials, and a seed saving guide for gardeners and farmers. Visit seedalliance.org for more information.
Carrot Seed Guide: http://ofrf.org/funded/supplements/colley_08s27_OSA_Carrot_Seed_Manual.pdf
Lettuce Seed Guide: http://ofrf.org/funded/supplements/colley_08s27_OSA_Lettuce_Seed_Manual.pdf
Project Summary: http://ofrf.org/funded/summaries/colley_08s27_summary.pdf
Complete Project Report: http://ofrf.org/funded/reports/colley_08s27.pdf