Organic Friends' E‑zine: February 2016

The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses! The International Year of Pulses aims to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses as part of sustainable food production aimed towards food security and nutrition.

In this issue:

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 for more information.


Organic Science Cluster II

Latest News & Research Results

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 apples under exclusion nets: Verger des frères

Optimal irrigation for organic cranberries

Practical Resources


Seed Production and Plant Breeding

Scientific Results

Soils and Fertility

Marketing and Economics

News & Articles of Interest


Event Location Date
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
The Soil Sessions Charlottetown, PEI March 4-5, 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 February 2016, Volume 12, Issue 4
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