Industry News for Standard Process Inc
Palmyra, Wisconsin 53156
Seminar on integrated pest management in organic field crops to be repeated March 29
PALMYRA, Wis. (March 7, 2011)--Standard Process Inc.'s Farm Manager Christine Mason of Palmyra, Wis., presented February 26 at the 22nd Annual Organic Farming Conference, hosted by Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES). Mason, also a certified crop advisor, was part of a panel lecture discussing integrated pest management (IPM) in organic field crops.
"I attend the MOSES Organic Farming Conference every year because it provides the most educational and cutting-edge information the organic farming community has to offer," says Mason. "To be invited to attend as a presenter is truly an honor." The conference, held February 24-26 in La Crosse, Wis., drew nearly 3,000 farmers and friends of organic farming from across the country.
Mason is well-versed in using IPM, which is a sustainable agricultural approach to managing insect, disease and weed pests in crops. IPM works on large farms and backyard gardens to help minimize the effect of pests and reduce hazards to crops, human health and the environment. Mason applies several IPM organic production practices including crop rotation and enhancing natural pest enemies on 420 acres of certified organic farmland owned by Standard Process Inc. in Palmyra.
Standard Process manufactures whole food supplements, sold through health care professionals, to provide specific, nutritional support for patients. Whole food ingredients grown by Mason and her team on Standard Process' company-owned farm are used in the company's supplements.
Mason, a leader in the organic farming community, also serves as the executive secretary of Wisconsin's Organic Advisory Council, as well as chairman of its government relations and legal efforts committee. Mason also represents organic growers on the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection's ATCP 29 pesticide revision committee currently reviewing Wisconsin's pesticide use and control law.
Fellow panelists included Dr. Eileen Cullen, associate professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison Entomology Department and the UW-Extension state specialist for field and forage crop entomology, Robin Mittenthal, organic farmer and former high school science teacher pursuing a doctorate in entomology at the at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Jim Miller, certified organic dairy and crop farmer.
Mason and her colleagues will be presenting their IPM workshop in a webinar hosted by Oregon State University on March 29, from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. CST. To register for the webinar, visit www.extension.org/article/25242.
For additional information about Standard Process' organic farming practices and whole food supplements, visit www.standardprocess.com.
About Standard Process Inc.
For more than 80 years, Standard Process, headquartered in Palmyra, Wis., has provided health care professionals with high-quality, nutritional whole food supplements. Standard Process offers more than 300 products through three product lines: Standard Process whole food supplements, Standard Process Veterinary Formulas, and MediHerb herbal supplements. The products are available only through health care professionals.
Standard Process is involved in every step of production. The company grows crops on company-owned, organically certified farmland, utilizes state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, and employs the highest quality control standards. Standard Process strictly adheres to the Food and Drug Administration's good manufacturing practice requirements. Through these measures, Standard Process can ensure that its products are of the utmost quality and potency. Standard Process was recently named a Top 100 Workplace in Southeastern Wisconsin.
For additional information about Standard Process, visit www.standardprocess.com