July, 2012
Regional Report

Favorite or New Plant

Yellow and Green Pole and Bush Beans
Oh my! I can't choose one of these delicious, tender beans as a favorite. So here's a list of all the varieties that my friends and I are enjoying fresh from my garden: 'Rolande' French filet green bush beans; 'Emerite' French filet green pole beans; "French Gold' filet yellow pole beans; 'Golden Butterwax' yellow beans; 'Slenderette' green bush beans; 'Pencil Pod' yellow bush beans; Chinese asparagus beans.

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Organic Material Review Institute (OMRI) Product Safety Lists
Is that pesticide, herbicide, fungicide, fertilizer safe for you and your family to use? The nonprofit OMRI reviews agricultural products to ensure they comply with the USDA's National Organic Program Rule. The OMRI Products List is the most complete directory of products (more than 2,300) for organic production or processing. The OMRI Generic Materials List is an authoritative catalog of over 900 materials and their statuses in organic production, processing, and handling.

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