Organic Friends' E‑zine: July 2015

Photo of the Month, by Andy Hammermeister
Optimal agronomy and weed management for the production of organic flax is being explored in an Organic Science Cluster II Research Activity led by Dr. Steve Shirtliffe. For more information about Dr. Shirtliffe's organic weed management work, please read our new Q&A article, The People Behind the Research: An Interview with Dr. Steve Shirtliffe.  

In this issue:

Organic Science Cluster II

This month we continue the series of Question & Answer style articles with the lead researchers of Organic Science Cluster II. These articles capture conversations with the researchers about themselves, their research, and the potential impacts of their work.

As well, we also begin a series of similarly-styled articles with Organic Science Cluster II partners. These articles capture conversations with partners about their organizations, their support of OSCII research, and the potential impacts of the work that they are supporting.

Practical Resources

Field Crops

Ecology and Environment

Scientific Results

Seed Production and Plant Breeding


Ecology and Environment

Nutrition, Safety and Health of Organic Foods


Certificate of Specialization in Organic Agriculture - Online Courses Offered in the Fall 2015 Semester


Event Location Date
Ecological and Organic Farming Systems Twilight Tour Carman, MB
July 15, 2015
Field Walk at Howpark Farm
Brandon, MB
July 22, 2015
Low-Input Agricultural Systems Field Day
Swift Current, SK
August 6, 2015
Soil Regeneration Farming's 2015 Soil Health School
Cambridge, ON August 14, 2015
Organic and Non-GMO Soybean Variety Field Walk St. Pierre Jolys, MB
August 17, 2015
Organic Week 2015
Across Canada
September 19-27, 2015
IFOAM Organics International Regional Conference on Marketing & Innovation in Organic Farming Goesan county, South Korea October 2-3, 2015
Organic 3.0: The Next Phase of Organic Development - Visions, Trends and Innovations Goesan county, South Korea October 9-11, 2015
5th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences
Bratislava, Slovakia October 14-17, 2015
Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference
London, ON
December 3-5, 2015
III International Symposium on Organic Greenhouse Horticulture Izmir, Turkey April 11-14, 2016



Organic Friends' E-Zine July 2015, Volume 11, Issue 9
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