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Organic Friends' E‑zine: November 2016

Photo of the Month, by Caroline Halde
Comparing the contribution of roots (centre), shoots (right) and entire plants (left) of a Nitro radish cover crop at Université Laval, in the M.Sc. project of Samuel Gagné under the supervision of Dr. Caroline Halde.

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.

See below or 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.

 

Organic Science Cluster II

Meet the Graduate Students of Organic Science Cluster II!

These are some of the young minds participating in Organic Science Cluster II as graduate students. From left to right: Quail Das, Sierra Harris, Santiago Palacio, Corrina Thomsen, and Kristen Wight. Learn more about these students and there projects.

 

Practical Resources

Crop Rotation

Seed Production and Plant Breeding

Post-harvest Handling, Storage and Processing

Scientific Results

The Proceedings of the Second Canadian Organic Science Conference, filled with abstracts of the many interesting and informative presentations given at the conference, are now available online.

Marketing and Economics

Organic in Canada

  • Proceedings of the 2nd Canadian Organic Science Conference [PDF - 3.9 MB]

  • 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.

  • Comment period for Standards Interpretation Committee's Questions and Answers Regarding the National Standards for Organic Agriculture [PDF - 663 kB]
    • Comment period open until November 17, 2016
       
  • Canadian Organic Growers presents Changes to the Organic Standards – Webinar Series - November 22-24
    • Canadian Organic Growers is offering a 3-part webinar series in late November (sign up for one, two or all three). To ensure operators, producers, processors, certifying bodies, and verification officers are up to date on the revisions, COG will be offering an hour long webinar with opportunity for Q & A at the end with sector experts. $40 per webinar, or all three for $100.
      NOTE: The official publication of the revised Canada Organic Standards has been delayed and will be published in December. COG will send an email to all webinar participants should anything that is mentioned in COG’s webinar series be newly out of date or require adjustment or further clarification. Please note that the presenters in this series are closely involved with the Standards and are well equipped to discuss them and any potential revisions.
      November 22nd, 2016 – 7pm ET – Livestock Production with Anne Macey
      November 23rd, 2016 – 7pm ET – Preparation including Processing with Rochelle Eisen
      November 24th, 2016 – 7pm ET – Crop Production with Garry Lean

News & Articles of Interest

Courses

Certificate of Specialization in Organic Agriculture - Online Courses Offered in the Winter 2017 Semester

Events

Event Location Date
Using Green Manure Crops Mini-Course
Online November 1-27, 2016
Changes to the Organic Standards – Webinar Series: Livestock Production Online November 22, 2016
Changes to the Organic Standards – Webinar Series: Preparation including Processing
Online November 23, 2016
Changes to the Organic Standards – Webinar Series: Crop Production
Online November 24, 2016
ACORN Conference
Moncton, NB
November 28-30, 2016
Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference Kingston, ON
November 30- December 2, 2016
2017 Organic Agriculture Research Symposium
Lexington, Kentucky January 25-26, 2017
Guelph Organic Conference
Guelph, ON January 26-29, 2017
Organic Alberta Conference
Lacombe, AB
February 17-18, 2017
COABC Conference Nanaimo, BC February 24-26, 2017
Organic Farming and Soil Management Session at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly Vienna, Austria April 23-28, 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 November 2016, Volume 13, Issue 1
Copyright © 2016 Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC)
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