Monday, April 24, 2017

Fundamentals of Commercial Organic Seed Production Workshop and Field Day

Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Chico State University Farm, 311 Nicholas C Schouten Ln, Chico, CA 95928

Join the Northeastern California Seed Hub to learn how to incorporate organic seed production into your diversified farm plan! Steve Peters of Organic Seed Alliance and Lee Altier of the Organic Vegetable Project at Chico State University will present this daylong workshop on commercial organic seed production.
This workshop will include:
  • Seed biology fundamentals
  • Managing population size and isolation distances
  • Seed production, harvesting, and cleaning practices, with hands-on equipment demonstrations
  • Basic on-farm varietal improvement and breeding techniques, with tour of seed trials
  • Economics of seed production