Organic Friends' E‑zine: November 2014

Photo of the Month, by Matthew Holmes and Andy Hammermeister
Josée Boisclair, Entomologist with the Research and Development Institute for the Agri-Environment (IRDA) in Québec, took home a Best Poster Award from October's 18th IFOAM Organic World Congress in Istanbul for her poster titled "Beneficial and Pest Insects Associated with Ten Flowering Plant Species Grown in Québec, Canada" [PDF - 5.6 MB], based on work conducted as a part of the first Organic Science Cluster.  Congratulations, Josée!

In this issue:

Organic Science Cluster II

Organic Science Cluster II at the Organic World Congress

  • Canada’s Organic Science Cluster: Science with impact for profitability, sustainability and competitiveness

Practical Resources

Soils and Fertility

Field Crops

Crop Rotation

Pest Management


Transition to Organic

Scientific Results

Field Crops

Crop Rotation

Ecology and Environment

Post-harvest Handling, Storage and Processing

Organic in Canada

Student, Job and Apprentice Opportunities


Event Location Date
1st Annual Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario Conference Orillia, ON December 4-6, 2014
34th Annual Guelph Organic Conference & Expo
Guelph, ON
January 29 - February 1, 2015
Organic Agriculture Research Symposium Lacrosse, WI
February 25-26, 2015
Organic Alberta 2015 Conference Sherwood Park, AB
February 27 - March 1, 2015
Organic Farming and Soil Management at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015
Vienna, Austria April 12-17, 2015



Organic Friends' E-Zine November 2014, Volume 11, Issue 1
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