Organic winter wheat at the Quinn Farm, Big Sandy, MT

National Organic Program Announces New Online Course on Organic Field Crop Practices

USDA National Organic Program announced a new, free, online course on Organic Field Crop Practices, available through the Organic Integrity Learning Center. The Organic Field Crop Practices course provides inspectors and certifiers with a foundational understanding of the basics of soil health; fertility management; strategies for weed, pest, disease control; seasonal field activities; and the possibilities for offering professional organic technical advising services. It can strengthen inspectors’ and certifiers’ understanding of on-farm production practices and equipment, to help in assessing a farm’s implementation of its organic system plan.