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OMRI Slashes Prices for Listing in Seed Database

The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) recently slashed prices for seed suppliers to list organic varieties in its Organic Seed Database. The Organic Seed Database enables organic growers to search the availability of organic seed, both open-pollinated varieties and newly developed hybrids.

The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) has slashed prices for seed suppliers to list organic varieties in the Organic Seed Database. Best known for its work as an independent nonprofit to ensure the compliance of fertilizers and pesticides for organic agriculture, OMRI established the database in October 2006. The site uses an online search tool to assist organic farmers and certifiers seeking organic seeds and planting stocks.

"We wanted to encourage the participation of smaller, more diverse companies in our service," explains David DeCou, OMRI executive director.

The fee change represents a dramatic fee reduction for suppliers. Previously, seed companies paid a flat $25 plus $50 for every five varieties included beyond the initial five. The new fee is a simple $60 flat rate. Payments not made through PayPal will cost $15 extra.

The Organic Seed Database enables organic growers to instantly search the ever-broadening diversity of available organic seed, both open pollinated varieties and newly developed hybrids. Additionally, the Organic Seed Database offers an inexpensive opportunity for innovative seed companies to connect with growers on a new scale.

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