Organic Friends' E‑zine: May 2016

Photo of the Month, by Derek Lynch
This fall-seeded hairy vetch, established as a green manure for an organic malting barley trial, successfully persisted overwinter in Truro, Nova Scotia. In contrast, spring seeded hairy vetch consistently winter kills.  

In this issue:

Excitement is building for the upcoming 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. Visit the conference website at for more information and to register.


Organic Science Cluster II

Latest News and Results

Practical Resources

Field Crops

Crop Rotation

Scientific Results

Nutrition, Safety and Health of Organic Foods

Marketing and Economics

Organic in Canada


Event Location Date
Organic Agronomy Training Program Carman, MB
June 16, 2016
Low-Input Agricultural Systems Field Day
Swift Current, SK
August 9, 2016
Organic Academy Leadership Course
Netherlands July 17-24, 2016
Second Canadian Organic Science Conference
Montréal-Longueuil, QC September 19-21, 2016
19th Organic World Congress
Call for Papers now open

New Delhi, India November 9-11, 2017



Organic Friends' E-Zine May 2016, Volume 12, Issue 7
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