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Organic Friends' E‑zine: January 2016

Mark your calendars for the Second Canadian Organic Science Conference, being held from September 19-21, 2016 in Montreal-Longueuil, QC! Under the theme "Sharing research that grows organic", world renowned international and Canadian scientists will present their work in all aspects of organic agriculture. Interested in presenting? The Call for Abstracts is now open and will close on April 15. Visit the conference website at www.craaq.qc.ca/cosc2016 for more information.

In this issue:

Organic Science Cluster II

Organic producers engaging in research and innovation

As Organic Science Cluster II (OSCII) completes the third year of activities, the Organic Federation of Canada and OACC have created a series of eight short films that present organic producers engaged in research and innovation in close cooperation with OSCII researchers. These videos, four of which are featured here, illustrate the important cooperation between researchers and producers in advancing the science of organic production to benefit organic yields and quality.

Organic flowers that are good for the environment: Frank Zyromski Greenhouses

Silicon, a valuable fungicide: Fraises de l’Île d’Orléans

Organic nutraceuticals: Nutra Canada

Geothermal and organic vegetables: Abri végétal

Practical Resources

Field Crops

Seed Production and Plant Breeding

Scientific Results

Pest Management

Ecology and Environment

Organic in Canada

News & Articles of Interest

Student and Job Opportunities


Event Location Date
Guelph Organic Conference
Guelph, ON
January 28-31, 2016
Organic Federation of Canada Annual General Meeting Guelph, ON
January 29, 2016
Changes to the Canadian Organic Standards - an Essential Update: Crop Production Webinar February 2, 2016
Changes to the Canadian Organic Standards - an Essential Update: Livestock Production Webinar February 4, 2016
Changes to the Canadian Organic Standards - an Essential Update: Preparation Including Processing
Webinar February 9, 2016
Prairie Organics Conference: Think Whole Farm
Winnipeg, MB
and by Webcast
February 18-19, 2016
Eco Farm Day
Cornwall, ON February 20-21, 2016
Organic Alberta Conference Olds, AB February 25-26, 2016
2016 COABC Conference Vernon, BC February 26-28, 2016
III International Symposium on Organic Greenhouse Horticulture Izmir, Turkey April 11-14, 2016
Organic Farming and Soil Management at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly
Vienna, Austria April 17-22, 2016
Second Canadian Organic Science Conference
Montréal-Longueuil, QC September 19-21, 2016



Organic Friends' E-Zine January 2016, Volume 12, Issue 3
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