Producer bulletins aim to present technical research results in a clear and concise manner that can be understood and implemented by organic farmers.
Green manures and amendments for organic systems findings from Eastern Canada
Maintaining adequate soil fertility to sustain acceptable yields has long been regarded as one of the greatest challenges for organic producers. Organic farmers must adopt sound crop rotation that build fertility by promoting good soil health. This is achieved through the use of crop rotation including soil building crops and using organic soil amendments.
Breeding for Organic Field Crops in Canada
Over the last 10 years, researchers and breeders involved with the three Organic Science Clusters have been exploring approaches to breeding cultivars suitable for organic management. They have looked at the costs and rewards in organic breeding and the impact these cultivars may potentially have on the industry. This bulletin outlines some of the key findings in organic field crop breeding research.