New York ranks in the top 10 nationally in number of farms, acreage, and value of organic vegetable production, with a range of farm sizes and marketing strategies. On these pages you can explore resources developed by Cornell faculty and Cornell Cooperative Extension field staff, as well as resources from other institutions and organizations, to help you succeed at organic vegetable production.
- Organic Production and IPM Guides for Vegetables
- Why Use Cover Crops
- Cover Crops Decision Tool
- Crop Rotations on Organic Farms
- Breeding Research and Education Needs Assessment for Organic Vegetable Growers in the Northeast
- Effective Spraying with Backpack Sprayers for Organic Growers
- Effective Spraying with Boom Sprayers for Organic Growers
- Organic Weed Management
- Nitrogen Fertility Options for Organic High Tunnels
- Cornell High Tunnel production
- Organic Vegetable Production website from Penn State
- Organic Vegetable Production website from the University of Maryland
Reduced Tillage in Organic Systems Handbook - A handbook for improving soil health in both organic and conventional vegetable, row crop, and small grain systems is now available at no charge from Cornell Cooperative Extension and partners that made possible a popular field day event that served as the basis for the handbook.
Raising organic broccoli in the East webinar - The Eastern Broccoli Project presented a live webinar aimed at those raising organic broccoli in the Eastern US and has made it available for playback. Topics include organic nutrition, weed and insect management, variety selection, and market options. More information on this topic may be found at easternbroccoli.org as well.
- Organic Management of Vegetable Diseases
- Results of Efficacy Trials with Organic Products
- Screening Potato Varieties Commonly Grown by Organic Farmers for Susceptibility to Damage and Yield Reduction Caused by Potato Leafhopper
- Cauliflower Transplant Production Using Organic Media
- Cabbage Transplant Production Using Organic Media
- Organic Transplant Media and Tomato Performance, 2007
Integrated Pest Management
- New York State IPM Program for Vegetables
- Integrated Crop and Pest Management Guidelines for Commercial Vegetable Production: Management information for common insect, disease, and weed pests.
- Integrated Weed Management Practices for Controlling Unwanted Vegetation - article authored by Lynn M. Sosnoskie, Specialty Crop Weed Scientist, Horticulture
- Organic Resources Vegetable IPM
- Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management
- Natural Enemies of Vegetable Insect Pests
- Managing pathogens inside seed with hot water
- Soil Solarization for Weed Control - Dr. Bryan Brown, NYSIPM Program video
- Vegetable Cultural and IMP Practices
- Vegetable MD Online
- "Clean Corn" for Organic and No-Spray Sweet Corn Growers
- Network for Environment and Weather Applications
For additional assistance with organic vegetable production, please visit:
New York State Soil Health Initiative - Provides outreach materials and support practitioner training, field days, and soil health assessments on collaborating farms from all types of systems.
Cornell Soil Health Lab - Offers the Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health which is designed for farmers, gardeners, agricultural service providers, landscape managers and researchers who want to go beyond simply testing the nutrient levels of their soils.