Pair of organic field days offered

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Organic Alberta 

Organic Alberta and the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative will be hosting two field days on organic grain and field crop production.

On July 11, there will be a tour of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Lethbridge Research Station and Leffer’s Organic Farm. Federal researchers will talk about weed biocontrol, integrated pest management, soil health, and nutrient management. The operators of Leffer’s Organic Farm will discuss their diverse crop rotations and use of green manures for both weed control and fertility.

On July 14, there will be a number of presentations on organic grain production at Newell’s Organic Farm near Radway. Charles Newell will share innovative ways to build soil fertility and manage weeds while University of Manitoba agronomy professor, Martin Entz will discuss nutrient management. There will also be presentations on green manure management, livestock integration, and equipment demonstrations.

Both events cost $25 and include lunch. For more information or to register, contact Tierra at [email protected] or 587-521-2400.