Over the years, we have found knowledgeable and helpful resources that we wish to share. We shall add to this list as new ones are brought to our attention.


The Capital District Vegetable and Small Fruit Program Presents the 1st Annual Capital District Garlic School - sponsored by the Cornell University Cooperative Extension. The first garlic school will be held on March 26th , 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Albany County Extension office in Voohreesville (see attached flier). The next one will be held March 27th, in Jordan Hall in Geneva, NY from 10a.m.-2p.m., and the final one will be held in Ithaca at the Tompkins County CCE office on the 28th from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Featured speakers this year will be Dr. George Abawi with an update on Garlic Bloat Nematode, Dr. Steve Johnson of Maine’s Cooperative Extension talking about other disease we are seeing in garlic and about his tissue-culture clean seed program, and David Stern, president of the Garlic Seed Foundation, who will be involved in discussions of fertility, cultural practices, and more!


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Bloat Nematode ALERT!
Stem & Bulb Nematode confirmed in NY State Garlic! This is a serious pest that can destroy your entire garlic crop. We must all take heed...




ATTRA (Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas)
Prepared garlic production packet available. They also will answer any question on sustainable agriculture. No charge

Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas
P.O. Box 3657
Fayetteville, AR 72702
phone: 800.346.9140

Garlic Seed Foundation

Available to share information on production and consumption for all peoples.

Garlic Seed Foundation
c/o Rose Valley Farm
Rose, NY 14542-0149
phone: 315.587.9787

BIRC (Bio-Integral Resource Center)

Information on the use of garlic in pest control.
Note: Garlic Press #30

Bio-Integral Resource Center
Box 7414
Berkley, CA 94707

Philipp Simon

Phil has worked on true seed production, the genetics and DNA of garlic, and journeyed to collect garlic around the world.

Philipp Simon
Dept. of Horticulture
UW - Madison, WI 53706

Organic Gardening
For many years OG has carried articles on the cultivation and use of garlic in the home garden. Some good, some humorous.
Note: Garlic Press #39

Organic Gardening
Rodale Press
33 E. Minor St.
Emmaus, PA 18098

Barbara Hellier and Rich Hannon
Curators of the USDA garlic collection that is located in Pullman and make plant material available to growers.

Barbara Hellier and Rich Hannon
Western Regional Plant Introduction Station
Pullman, WA 99164-6402
phone: 509.335.1502

John Zandstra
John has conducted production research and worked in the Canadian garlic industry.

John Zandstra
Research Horticulturist
Ridgetown College, U. of Guelph
Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada NOP 2C0
phone: 519.674.1627

Peter Josling

GSF European contact

The Garlic Information Centre
Saberdene House
Church Road
Catsfield Battle, East Sussex UK TN339 DP

Maria Cantwell

CA garlic information

Maria Cantwell
Department of Vegetable Crops
UC Davis
Davis, CA 95616 USA

Dr. Gayle Volk
Long term garlic storage (at -200° C)

Dr. Gayle Volk
National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation
Fort Collins, CO 80521 USA

Eric Block, Ph.D.

Expert on sulfur chemistry

Dr. Eric Block
Chemistry Department
SUNY Albany
Albany, NY 12222 USA

Larry Lawson Ph.D.

Garlic and its effect on human body chemistry

Larry Lawson
Plant Bioactive
95 S. Mountainway Drive
Orem, UT 84085 USA

Seed Savers Exchange

Collectors and traders of plant materials

Seed Savers Exchange
3076 N. Winn Road
Delorah, Iowa 52101 USA

Ron Brammall Ph.D.

Garlic diseases

Ron Brammall
Brammall PhytoTech, Inc.
P.O. Box 48
Veness, Ontario Canada

Center for Rural Affairs

Preservation of rural America

Center for Rural Affairs
P.O. Box 406
Walthill, NE 68067 USA

Louis Van Deven

Garlic in antiquity

Louis Van Deven
P.O. Box 72
Carrollton, IL 62061 USA

Garlic Growers of Ontario (Canada)

Represents garlic industry in Ontario, publishers of the Garlic Grail

Garlic Growers of Ontario
38 Centre Street
Stratford, Ontario Canada N5A-IE3

Ted Maczka

International diplomat and expert on all facets of production and consumption of old stinky!

Ted Maczka
Fish Lake Garlic Research and Experiment Station
Demcrestville, Ontario Canada KOK-IWO

Maria Jenderek

Work on true seed production in garlic in Southern CA.

Maria Jenderek
National Arid Land Plant Genetic Resource Unit
9746 S. Zediker
Parlier, CA 93648 USA

Fred Crowe Ph.D.

Extension pathologist (white rot expert)

Fred Crowe
Central Oregon Research Station
850 N.W. Dogwood Lane
Madras, OR 97741 USA

John Swanson

Personal collector and self-taught botanist

John Swanson
1339 Swainwood Drive
Glenview, IL 60025 USA

Bill Randle Ph.D.

Extension agent in Vidalia Country

Bill Randle
Department of Horticulture
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602 USA

Please contact the GSF (Garlic Seed Foundation, Rose Valley Farm, Rose, NY 14542-0149) for garlic growers in your area. All land grant Universities have extension agents, pathologists, entomologists (etc.) available to all growers. Each state has a Horticulture Society, Association of Vegetable Growers, and Communities of Organic Producers available to assist you.

There is more information on the health effects of garlic that could ever be put in one place and the Web has many thousands of references using a search engine and key words: "garlic, cardiovascular", "garlic, cancer", etc.

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