All quiet on the organic market front

By Phil Franz-Warkentin Glacier FarmMedia staff The organic grain market remains relatively quiet across Canada heading into the winter, with the excitement of harvest in the rear-view mirror and most of the activity now confined to filling old contracts. Large supplies seem to have many end users on the sidelines for the time being. “Our […]

As harvest yields varied, crop quality was good

By Glen Hallick Glacier FarmMedia staff The 2020 harvest of organic grain crops in Ontario and across the Prairies saw yields vary while quality was generally very good. Ontario benefitted from better weather than the hot, dry conditions that dominated the Prairies just before harvest. Harro Wehrmann of Wehrmann Grain and Seeds in Ripley, Ont. […]

Can organic plant protection products damage crops?

University of Göttingen – Protecting crops against pests and diseases is essential to ensure a secure food supply. Around 95 percent of food comes from conventional agriculture, which uses chemical pesticides to keep crops healthy. Increasingly, however, organic pesticides are also being sought as an alternative. Some organic pesticides contain live spores of the fungus […]

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Organic crops in good shape ahead of harvest

By Marlo Glass Glacier FarmMedia staff Organic commodity producers are expecting large crops in good condition ahead of the 2020 harvest season. “I’m hearing most crops are very good, especially the cereals,” said Laura Telford, organics sector development specialist with the government of Manitoba. Recent dryness in Manitoba won’t have much of an impact on […]