Cover crop field day at Wood Mountain, Sask.

Upland Organics, located two miles east of Wood Mountain, Sask. is holding a field day July 5 featuring speakers and field demonstrations on how to use cover crops in conventional, organic and livestock operations. Speakers include Garry Richards of Richards Family Farm and Livestock Ltd. who will address the benefits and techniques of cover crops, […]

Field days for organic producers

OrganicBiz staff TCO Cert (TransCanada Organic Services) is holding a pair of field days on July 28. Its Alberta chapter — the Alberta Organic Producers Association — is holding its field day at the Daryl Cole Farm near Vegreville in conjunction with the Alberta Innovates Technology Futures research station. The research of interest to organic farmers […]

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Expert advice available for organic grain growers

By Laura Rance OrganicBiz staff The Prairie Organic Grain Initiative has launched a new toll-free telephone number to provide advice to organic, transitioning, and interested grain and field crop producers across the Prairies. Organic experts are available to answer producer questions on organic grain and field crop production, transitioning to organic production, certification, agronomy, marketing, […]

New system could weed and feed crops simultaneously

University of Illinois Release – Weeds are a major scourge for organic growers, who often must invest in multiple control methods to protect crop yields. A relatively new weed control method known as abrasive weeding, or “weed blasting,” could give organic growers another tool. The method, recently field-tested at the University of Illinois, is surprisingly effective. […]

Camera controls cultivator between rows

By Ron Lyseng OrganicBiz staff Inter-row cultivation is no longer the exclusive domain of row croppers and organic farmers. The practice has also become a new option for producers with herbicide resistance in broad-acre crops such as wheat and canola. Machinery operators who have struggled to manually keep their cultivator between rows and out of […]