Federal Government

USDA Organic Agriculture Web Resource Center

USDA Guide for Organic Crop Producers (November, 2012).

USDA PLANTS Database (USDA-NRCS).This database provides information about plants of the U.S. and its territories, including distribution, characteristics, images, and crop information.

National Organic Program (USDA). An overview of the NOP including organic standards, certification, and compliance information. The NOP Program Handbook offers up-to-date guidance and instructions.

Agriculture Research and Education (SARE). Visit the SARE Learning Center for publications on a variety of topics applicable to organic and sustainable agriculture nationwide.

US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). Learn about federal pesticide laws, safety, recordkeeping, and other topics. Minimum Risk Pesticides. Criteria for FIFRA 25(b) Exemption. Labeling of Pesticide Products under the National Organic Program (NOP).

Non-Governmental Organizations

Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI). View, search, download or order copies of OMRI-listed materials: OMRI Products List. Updated every two weeks.

Can I Use this Pesticide on My Organic Farm?. Brian Baker, Organic Farms Resource Conservation.

Fire Blight Control Program in Organic Fruit. H.Ostenson and D. Granatstein. The Organic Center. Nov. 2013.

University/Extension/State Depts. of Ag.

Pesticide Stewardship for Organic Production. PowerPoint Presentation created by the Washington State University Urban IPM Program.

Organic Agriculture. Articles, webinars, and resources on many aspects of organic certification, production, and pest management are available at the eXtension website.

Can I Use this Product for Disease Management on my Organic Farm? eOrganic authors Nick Andrews, Oregon State Univ. and Brian Baker, Organic Materials Research Institute. eXtension website.

Organic Certification Guide. Growing Small Farms Website resource from the Chatham County Center, NC Cooperative Extension Service.

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA). View or download copies of the WSDA-approved materials list.

Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health (University of Georgia). Formerly the Bugwood Network, this group of websites offers information and images for a wide range of IPM, insect, disease, and agricultural topics.

Pacific Northwest Pest Management Handbooks (Oregon State University). These are reference guides for management of economically important diseases, insects, and weeds of crops and gardens in the Pacific Northwest. These handbooks include both conventional and organic pesticide options.

Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management (Cornell University). This publication discusses the uses and efficacy of many organic pesticides for disease and insect management, along with management practices for selected crops.

Some Pesticides Permitted in Organic Gardening. Webpage by Laura Pickett Pottorff, Colorado State Cooperative Extension.

Example Organic System Plan Template for Crop Production.


Initial compilation courtesy of Lenora Jones

Washington State University Extension