Fascinated by his farmland’s transformation during his transition to organic practices, Blain wanted to know whether his observations could be backed by data. With the help of Peter Donovan from the Soil Carbon Coalition, he uses Google LandSat composite images to identify how well his land is capturing solar energy.
The Robbins–Wiebe farm is one example of how livestock can form an integral part of a Saskatchewan farm. Integrating livestock with field crops, they have improved the quality of their land, soil, crops, and livestock.
Wireworms are a destructive beetle, particularly for crops such as grains in the spring and autumn. The OACC, is examining the potential for non-chemical strategies, such as the use of crop rotation to reduce wireworm populations in infested fields.
As its rather alarming title indicates, it deals exclusively with fecal matter discussed from every possible point of view.
Field experiments led by Anne Weill, P. Ag., PhD of CETAB+ tested the possibility to reduce sow thistle and Canada thistle pressure by using various spring fallows.
When carefully planned rotations, proper sanitation and other preventative practices prove insufficient, what is the next step in controlling pests in organic production?
Rupert Jannasch, a certified organic grower and former inspector comments on the current state of the organic certification system.
Marcus Koenig, of Klondyke Farms describes his growing methods for successfully producing organic potatoes each year.