Monthly Archives: November 2015

Revision of the Canadian Organic Standards

The revised Canadian Organic Standards are now available as a free download on the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) website.  Standards revision took place from 2013-2015 and included updates to: NSC CAN/CGSB 32.310, Organic Production Systems – General principles and … Continue reading

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Tillage timing influences nitrogen availability, loss on organic farms — ScienceDaily

Organic growers may be interested in the following summary of research from Pennsylvania State University about the affects of tillage timing and related nitrogen loss in organic cropping systems. Source: Tillage timing influences nitrogen availability, loss on organic farms — … Continue reading

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Software Program Helps Ontario Farmers Prevent Soil Erosion

The Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE2) is a software program designed to help farmers estimate the potential for soil erosion under different land management and cropping practices. The software overcomes many of the limitations of the previous USLE equation. Ministry … Continue reading

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“Our Living Soils” – EFAO Conference Dec 3-5, 2015

The Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) will be hosting their annual conference from December 3-5, 2015 at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in London, Ontario. “Once again, the conference will bring over 300 farmers (and supporters) together from … Continue reading

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NEW BOOK! “Housefly Control in Poultry Barns!”

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has developed a new book, “House Fly Control in Poultry Barns,” that describes integrated pest management practices for fly control. It outlines ways that you can tailor fly control strategies … Continue reading

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