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Organic Science Cluster II Results & News

The First 'Organic Science Canada' Magazine

What is the best cultivar for growing organic oats?

Are exclusion nets effective in protecting apples from pests? Can we boost disease resilience in strawberries by using with silicon?  

Are there effective alternatives for treating and preventing mastitis?

What is the primary barrier faced by organic processors?

The Organic Federation of Canada and the Organic Agriculture Center of Canada at Dalhousie University are happy to present Organic Science Canada, a magazine that describes in everyday language the 37 research activities performed under the Organic Science Cluster II.

Each activity is summarized with the background, methodology and results on one page.

You will learn about pest management in grain storage, effective sanitation for organic sprouts, and the best use of green manures in organic grain production, as well as other interesting issues in organic production systems.

Click the link below to read the ‘easy science for organic producers’ magazine. We hope that it will inspire and encourage you to partner with research!

*Correction: Article Titled 'Berry Pomace Waste Promotes Health In Chickens' page 43. Partners listed were incorrect. In place of Ailment Breton Inc. we would like to correctly acknowledge Centre de recherche en sciences animales de Deschambault (Yan Martel Kennes and Hassina Yacini).

The People Behind the Research

A series of Question & Answer style articles with 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. These articles are collaborative initiatives of the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada at Dalhousie University and the Organic Federation of Canada.

Partners in Organic Innovation

A series of 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. These articles are collaborative initiatives of the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada at Dalhousie University and the Organic Federation of Canada.

Videos: 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 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

Organic flowers that are good for the environment: Frank Zyromski Greenhouses

Silicon, a valuable fungicide: Fraises de l’Île d’Orléans

Organic nutraceuticals: Nutra Canada

Geothermal and organic vegetables: Abri végétal

The Lefort Greenhouses

Gosselin Hop Yard

Research Communications & Results

Theme A: Field Crops

Theme B: Horticulture

Theme C: Crop Pests

Theme D: Livestock