Organic Friends' E‑zine: October 2016

Photo of the Month
The 2nd Canadian Organic Science Conference was a great success! Held in Montreal-Longueuil in September, the conference provided a welcomed opportunity for organic researchers, producers and other stakeholders to interact, share their latest research findings, and spend time on local organic farms. Keynote talks, such as this talk by FiBL’s Urs Niggli, also prompted participants to reflect on the future of organic agriculture. Photos by Andy Hammermeister, Margaret Graves, Caroline Halde and Joanna White

In this issue:

Participate in the 2016-2017 Canadian Organic Research Needs and Priorities Assessment

We want your input! Have your say in guiding research priorities for Canada’s organic sector. Collect your thoughts with a group of peers and participate in the 2016-17 assessment of organic research needs and priorities.

A clear list of research priorities is needed to guide provincial and national funding initiatives and inform researchers as to where they should direct their efforts. The Research Needs Task Force of the Organic Value Chain Roundtable is leading this initiative; data is being collected and summarized by the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada, Dalhousie University.

Visit the OACC website for more details, videos to inspire and instruct you through the process, and forms to submit with your input by February 28, 2017.

Celebrating 25 years for the Glenlea Long-term Rotation Trial!

In September, the organic community celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Glenlea rotation. Led by Martin Entz at the University of Manitoba, this inspirational long-term rotation trial has provided many important insights into organic production practices.

Read more about Glenlea and the celebrations:

Organic Science Cluster II

Theme B: Horticultural Crops

Theme C: Crop Pests

Practical Resources

The Science behind Organic Agriculture

Seed Production and Plant Breeding

Ecology and Environment

Scientific Results

Ecology and Environment

Organic in Canada


Event Location Date
Using Green Manure Crops Mini-Course
Online November 1-27, 2016
Organic Connections 2016 Regina, SK
November 3-5, 2016
Changes to the Organic Standards – Webinar Series: Livestock Production Online November 22, 2016
Changes to the Organic Standards – Webinar Series: Crop Production
Online November 23, 2016
Changes to the Organic Standards – Webinar Series: Preparation including Processing Online November 24, 2016
ACORN Conference
Moncton, NB
November 28-30, 2016
2017 Organic Agriculture Research Symposium
Lexington, Kentucky January 25-26, 2017
Guelph Organic Conference
Guelph, ON January 26-29, 2017
19th Organic World Congress
Call for Papers now open and extended to November 30
New Delhi, India November 9-11, 2017



Organic Friends' E-Zine October 2016, Volume 12, Issue 12
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