Organic Publications

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General Publications

Risk Management Guide for Organic Producers

Impact of Amendments on Soil Microbial Communities

Videos - Improving Soybean and Dry Bean Varieties and Rhizobia for Organic Systems project

Making the Transition to Organic: Ten Farmer Profiles

Organic Transition Planner

The Financial Roller Coaster of Transition

Presentations, Posters and Reports

Metagenomic Exploration of Cover Crop and Amendment Effects on Functional Bacterial Communities in Organic Soil - Report

Improving Soybean and Dry Bean Varieties and Rhizobia for Organic Systems - Poster

Principles for Transitioning to Organic Farming: e-Learning Materials and Decision Case Studies for Educators - Poster

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Rotating alfalfa with dry bean as an alternative to corn-soybean rotations in organic systems in the Upper Midwest

Structure of Bacterial Communities in Soil Following Cover Crop and Organic Fertilizer Incorporation

Associations between soil bacterial community structure and nutrient cycling functions in long-term organic farm soils following cover crop and organic fertilizer amendment

Predominant populations of indigenous soybean-nodulating Bradyrhizobium japonicum strains obtained from organic farming systems in Minnesota

Plant parasitic nematode communities and their association with soil factors in organically farmed fields in Minnesota

Yield and weed abundance in early- and late-sown field pea and lentil

Agronomic performance of cropping systems with contrasting crop rotations and external inputs

Yield stability of heirloom dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cultivars in midwest organic production

Rolled winter rye and hairy vetch cover crops lower weed density but reduce vegetable yields in no-tillage organic production

Companion crops for organic alfalfa establishment

Economic performance of long-term organic and conventional cropping systems in Minnesota

Site-specific distribution and competitive ability of indigenous bean-nodulating rhizobia isolated from organic fields in Minnesota

Soybean cultivar response to planting date and seeding rate under organic management

Other Resources

Tools for Transition - Reports

Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture


Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service

Status of Organic Agriculture in Minnesota 2015 (Minnesota Department of Agriculture)

Organic Farm Directory (Minnesota Department of Agriculture)


For more information about this project, please contact:

Dr. Craig Sheaffer

Professor, Agronomy and Plant Genetics


Phone: (612) 625-7224

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