Recent Posts by Jillian Zeigler

Review on Verticillium Wilt and Organic Weed Management

Verticillium Wilt. Soil borne and spread through the soil can hang around in the soil for a long period of time, which makes disease management difficult. Wilt is showing up as one-sided yellowing, wilting, and scorching on eggplant and then spreads to the whole plant. In...
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Shipping to the EU and the TRACES system

As of April 2017, export certificates to the EU, formally known as EU Certificates of Inspection (COI), can be issued through the electronic EU TRACES (Trade Control and Export System) system. Full implementation of electronic COI’s is required by...

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APHIS GE Petunia Notice

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) recently learned that several varieties of petunias genetically engineered (GE) to produce various hues of orange, red and purple colored flowers have been imported into the United States from Africa, Asia, Central America,...
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Confinement of Organic Poultry due to risk of Avian Influenza

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) enforces the USDA organic regulations for organic poultry through the National Organic Program (NOP). The NOP has received questions regarding the confinement of organic poultry flocks due to recent outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza...
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USDA Publishes 2017 Sunset Review Notice

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service is announcing the renewal of 187 substances on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) to conclude the 2017 Sunset Review. The new sunset date for these substances is March 15, 2022. These substances are used in organic...
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