March 2020 Tuesday Gardener’s meeting topic resources:
Oklahoma’s Wildest Weirdest And Most Wonderful Plants — Kevin Gragg
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - The Botanic Garden of Texas
USDA Plants Database
Oklahoma Biological Survey
Oklahoma Native Plant Society
Gardening With Organic Pesticides — Alice Fowler
OSU Fact Sheets:
Cultural Control Practices HLA-6431 (PDF/Mobile)
Mechanical Pest Controls HLA-6432 (PDF/Mobile)
Biological Pest Controls HLA-6434 (PDF/Mobile)
Botanical Pest Controls HLA-6433 (PDF/Mobile)
Beneficial Insects EPP-7307 (PDF/Mobile)
Helpful Websites for Organic Gardening:
OMRI — Contains most products that can be used in a certified Organic operation. Yearly membership fee required to access.
EPA/Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Principles — EPA Website IPM Info.
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) — Links to several useful pages including beekeepers, sensitive crop maps and others.
Swarm Catchers for Bees - (Part of the ODAFF site above) — Current list of swarm catchers for bees in the state of Oklahoma.
SARE -Sustainable Agriculture Research & Educatio — Grants and educational materials related to sustainable agriculture.
AATRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service — Advice, latest news, events, internship and funding opportunities related to sustainable agriculture.
AFSIC - Alternative Farming Systems Information Center — USDA Website specializing in identifying resources about sustainable food systems and practices.
SSAWG -Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
USDA National Organic Program - Ag Marketing Service — USDA Certified Organic Website - Overview of the federal regulatory program that develops and enforces uniform national standards for organically-produced agricultural products sold in the US. This website has links to certification requirements and regulations.
USDA Organic — Another USDA website that has links to organic resources.
eOrganic — Clearinghouse of information pertaining to organic agriculture.
Organic Farming Research Foundation — Works to foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems. OFRF cultivates organic research, education, and federal policies that bring more farmers and acreage into organic production.