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  • Growing Highbush Blueberries

    Fruit & Berry

    Growing Highbush Blueberries: Blueberry Varieties; Blueberry planting; Fertilizing blueberries; Pruning; Marketing
  • Highbush Blueberries and Grower Discussion with Dr. David Handley

    Fruit & Berry

    Highbush blueberries and grower discussion with Dr. David Handley
  • Growing Highbush Blueberries Organically with Rupert Jannasch

    Fruit & Berry

    Growing Highbush Blueberries Organically with Rupert Jannasch
  • Organic Black Currant Production Manual

    Fruit & Berry

    Organic Black Currant Production Manual: Blackcurrent varieties; Plant development; Growing requirements; Diseases; Pests; Harvesting; Processing; Suppliers
  • Using Mulch in Highbush Blueberries: Benefits for Management of Blueberry Maggot with Justin Renkema

    Fruit & Berry

    Using Mulch in Highbush Blueberries: Benefits for Management of Blueberry Maggot with Justin Renkema
  • Organic Wild Lowbush Blueberry Information by OACC

    Fruit & Berry

    Organic Wild Lowbush Blueberry Information: Organic Certification; Transitioning; Soil Amendments; Pruning; Pollination; Weed Control; Site Selection; Disease Control; Pest Control; Processing
  • Ecological Systems for Raspberry Production in New Brunswick

    Fruit & Berry

    Ecological Systems for Raspberry Production In New Brunswick
  • Raspberry Production Basics

    Fruit & Berry

    Raspberry Production Basics: Site Preparation; Planting; Fertilizing; Mowing; Weed management; Marketing
  • Growing Organic Currents with Raymond Loo

    Fruit & Berry

    Growing Organic Currents with Raymond Loo: Planting; Pruning; Spacing; Weed Management; Preservation
  • Wild Blueberries: Battling Pests and Weeds with David Yarborough

    Fruit & Berry

    Wild Blueberries: Battling Pests and Weeds with David Yarborough
  • Growing Organic Grapes with Bruce Ewert

    Fruit & Berry

    Growing Organic Grapes with Bruce Ewert
  • Weed and Fertility Management of Establishing Black Currants with Karen Nelson

    Fruit & Berry

    Weed and Fertility management of establishing black currants with Karen Nelson
  • Emerging Opportunities: Growing Biodynamic Haskap Berries with Loggie Cassell

    Fruit & Berry

    Emerging Opportunities: Growing Biodynamic Haskap Berries with Loggie Cassell
  • Organic Wild Blueberry Production with David Yarborough

    Fruit & Berry

    Organic Wild Blueberry Production with David Yarborough: Weed Management; Cultural Management pH; Comparison of Fish Hydrolysate and Inorganic Fertilizers for Lowbush Blueberry; Wild Blueberry fields benefits; Organic Research Plot Treatments
  • Berries and Beyond with Ken Taylor

    Fruit & Berry

    Berries and Beyond with Ken Taylor
  • Blackberries and Raspberries Production Advice with David Handley

    Fruit & Berry

    Blackberries and Raspberries Production Advice with David Handley
  • Berry Network Newsletter Issue 1 September 2009

    Fruit & Berry

    Blackcurrant Production Marketing
  • Berry Network Newsletter Issue 2 January 2010

    Fruit & Berry

    Health Benefits of Bramble Fruit; From Elderberries to a Nutraceutical Cluster of Fruits and Farmers; Resources
  • Berry Network Newsletter Issue 3 April 2010

    Fruit & Berry

    PEI Blackcurrants; Organic Blackcurrant Production: Fertility Amendments and Weed Control; Adding Value to Agriculture with Pollination Research
  • Organic Orchard Techniques with Michael Hutton

    Fruit & Berry

    Organic Orchard Techniques with Michael Hutton
  • General Philosophy and Technique for Organic Orchard Farming with Ray Hunter

    Fruit & Berry

    General Philosophy and Technique for Organic Orchard Farming with Ray Hunter: Setting up an Orchard; Growing Techniques; Pest Control; Tree Diseases
  • Organic Small Fruit Workshop with Roger Tremblay

    Fruit & Berry

    Organic Small Fruit Workshop with Roger Tremblay: Site Selection
  • Farm Profile: Organic Strawberry Production at Mountaindale Farm

    Fruit & Berry

    Farm Profile: Organic Strawberry Production at Mountaindale Farm
  • Organic Fruit and Berry Market Analysis 2013

    Fruit & Berry

    This document was compiled by Stephanie Compton based on results from industry consulations throughout 2013.  The document includes recommendations for the Organic Fruit and Berry Network, and includes a detailed appendix with plant files for viable fruit and berry crops for the Atlantic region.  Each crop identified (including pome fruit, stone fruit, vitris fruit, fragaria fruit, rubus fruit, vaccinium fruits, ribes fruits, as well as  other new and unique fruit crops) have plant files that include information about strengths and opportunities, challenges for organic production, and where applicable, varietal information.

  • Growing Organic Currants with Raymond Loo [Francais]

    Français, Fruit & Berry

    Growing Organic Currants with Raymond Loo: Planting; Pruning; Spacing; Weed Management; Preservation.

    English version of notes also available in the Resource directory.

  • Using Pollinators For Crop Protectants

    Bees & Pollination, Fruit & Berry, Pests, Disease & Weeds

    Many farmers worldwide rely on using pesticides and fungicides to protect their crops, which can be harmful and unsustainable. Professor Peter G Kevan, Dr Les Shipp and Professor Vernon G Thomas are exploring the potential of using pollinators as biovectors as a viable alternative.

    Key words:  bee vectoring; pollination; grey mould; blight on strawberries and raspberries; fungus that causes mummy berry can obliterate blueberry crops; and greenhouse tomatoes and sweet peppers can be affected by tarnished plant bug (TPB), western flower thrips, whiteflies and green peach aphids.

  • Fruits with organic potential for the Maritimes

    ACORN Conference, Fruit & Berry

    Bob Bors (University of Saskatchewan) presents at the 2014 ACORN Conference

  • Haskap Berries

    ACORN Conference, Fruit & Berry

    Bob Bors (University of Saskatchewan) presents at the 2014 ACORN Conference

  • Sour Cherry

    ACORN Conference, Fruit & Berry

    Bob Bors (University of Saskatchewan) presents at the 2014 ACORN Conference

  • New Biofungicides for Strawberry, Apple, Grape

    ACORN Conference, Fruit & Berry

    Claude Dubois (AEF Global) presents at the 2014 ACORN Conference.

    View Claude Dubois's slideshow here.

  • Sclerotinia berry drop: a newly-recognized blueberry disease

    Fruit & Berry, Pests, Disease & Weeds

    Written by John C. Sutton PhD and Todd Mason. This work was supported in part by PEI Berries Ltd of Montague, Prince Edward Island in a project funded by the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) of the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada and PEIWBGA, and in part by Seeds of Diversity Canada of Waterloo, Ontario in a project funded by the Growing Forward 2 program of the Agricultural Adaptation Council.

  • ACORN's Quartery Organic Newsletter Issue 52 - Spring 2014

    Business & Marketing, Community Supported Agriculture, Fruit & Berry, Livestock

    Includes articles on the following:

    • Exploring an NB Farmers’ Market Network by Tegan Renner
    • Organic Profile: Slipp Farms 1784 Ltd.
    • Bill C-18: The Agricultural Growth Act & Why It Matters by Keegan Smith
    • ACORN Member Survey Results by Melanie Jellett
    • CSA Trends in Atlantic Canada (Survey Results) by Laura Mather
    • Project & Provincial Updates
    • ACORN’s new Board
    • Seasonal Food Fix
    • Transition Q&A: Livestock in Orchards?
       
  • ACORN's Quartery Organic Newsletter Issue 54 - Fall 2014

    ACORN Conference, Fruit & Berry, Seed

    Includes articles on the following:

    • Conference Speakers Q & A with Stacey Brenner & John Bliss, Michelle Summer Fike, Jack Lazor, Dr. Bob Bors, Chris Blanchard, and Harry Stoddart
    • Quebec’s Innovative Strawberry Production Methods! by Theresa Richards, with contribution from Gerard Thébeau
    • Reflections on the 3rd Beginner Farmer Symposium by David Fishman of Les Jardins Anicha
    • Atlantic Canada’s (first!) Regional Seed Bank! by Steph Hughes
    • Project & Provincial Updates
    • Seasonal Food Fix by Roberto Gueli and Anke Kungl of Conscious Catering
  • 2014-15 Atlantic Organic Production Survey Report

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Fruit & Berry, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Grain & Field Crops, Horticulture, Livestock

    The 2014-15 production year found the Atlantic Organic Sector meeting steady demands for growth, or in some cases, confronting more than demand for growth than can be met with existing production. Learn more about the state of the Atlantic Organic Sector in this report, including current and planned production, education and training needs, and market information.   

  • Best Practices for Protected Culture: Eggplant and Cucumber Production

    ACORN Conference, Fruit & Berry

    Presented by Andrew Mefferd at the 2015 ACORN Conference

    View slideshow presentation here

  • An Overview of Grafting for Vegetable Crops

    ACORN Conference, Fruit & Berry

    Presented by Andrew Mefferd at the 2015 ACORN Conference

    View slideshow presentation here

  • Protected Culture: Managing Totmatoes and Peppers in Unheated Tunnels

    ACORN Conference, Fruit & Berry

    Presented by Andrew Mefferd, Editor, Growing for Market Magazine at the 2015 ACORN Conference

    View slideshow presentation here

  • Growing Table Grapes in Colder Climates

    ACORN Conference, Fruit & Berry

    Presented by Bernadette Goguen, Ferme Marcel Goguen Farm at the 2015 ACORN Conference PEI

    View slideshow here

  • Considerations for Starting an Organic Vineyard

    ACORN Conference, Business & Marketing, Fruit & Berry

    Presented by Michael Lightfoot, Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards at the 2015 ACORN Conference PEI

    View slideshow here

  • Organic Strawberries

    ACORN Conference, Fruit & Berry

    This workshop by Sandy and Paul Arnold of Pleasant Hill Farm, NY at the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton offers detailed instructions on how to grow strawberries from tips, the Arnold's new preferred method. It discusses the advantages of the annual bed system using tips as opposed to plugs, and draws comparisons with other methods such the matted system, which the Arnolds have also tried.

  • Organic Table Grape Production

    ACORN Conference, Fruit & Berry

    In this workshop from the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton, Claude Gélineau explores the potential for table grapes as an emerging fruit crop in eastern Canada. It discusses various table grape varieties and their particular characteristics, ideal growing conditions, cultivation techniques, and market potential.

  • Managing the Spotted Wing Drosophlia

    ACORN Conference, Fruit & Berry, Pests, Disease & Weeds

    This workshop from the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton discusses on-going research on the Spotted Wing Drosophila – a fairly recent invasive pest in the Atlantic Region. Early detection and identification, damage mitigation and prevention, and organic treatment options are the main points of discussion.

  • Protected Structures for Sustainable Raspberry Production

    ACORN Conference, Fruit & Berry, Season Extension

    In this session from the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton, Jean-Pierre Prive discussed season extension techniques using various protected structures including high and low tunnels, row covers and rain covers, as well as cultural practices and cultivar selection for raspberries. He compared the Maritimes to BC, which traditionally produces an abundance of this crop. Through his talk he frequently reminded the audience to cultivate the scientific mindset and to always experiment, test, and adjust growing techniques and practices, as well as varieties selected.

  • Building the Organic Orchard from the Ground Up

    ACORN Conference, Fruit & Berry, Pests, Disease & Weeds

    In this session from the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton, Julia Reekie provides an overview of her experimental Honey Crisp apple orchard planted at Kentville in 2006, detailing research projects exploring effective pest, disease, and weed management strategies for organic production.

  • Tree Fruit Symposium

    ACORN Conference, Fruit & Berry

    The Tree Fruit Symposium at the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton consisted of a three-part presentation from Ken Taylor of Green Barn Farm. Taylor’s talk was broken into three sections (Transitioning to a Diverse Orchard, Designing/Planting the Orchard, and Orchard Interventions) with the strongest emphasis being placed on orchard diversification and reducing inputs and interventions in orchard crop production.

  • Convert Your Lawn into a Forest Garden

    Complementary Agriculture, Food Skills, Fruit & Berry, Urban Farming & Gardening

    ­Food forest gardening does not mean gardening in a forest, but like a forest. It is an imitation of a woodland ecosystem, focusing medicinal and edible plants that thrive together. Unlike dedicated gardens, they are low maintenance while still offering an abundance of food and medicine. At the 2016 Homesteading Symposium in Dieppe, Estelle Drisdelle shares her insight and years of experience on maintaining food forests and guilds.

  • Organic Strawberry Production

    ACORN Conference, Fruit & Berry

    Robert St-Arnaud presents at the 2016 ACORN Conference.

    View the accompanying slideshow presentation here

  • Organic Low Bush Blueberries

    ACORN Conference, Fruit & Berry

    Wayne Edgar presents at the 2016 ACORN Conference.

    View the accompanying slideshow presentation here

  • Establishing Haskap Orchards

    ACORN Conference, Fruit & Berry

    Andy Hammermeister presents at the 2016 ACORN Conference.

    View the accompanying slideshow presentation here.

  • Sea Buckthorn

    ACORN Conference, Fruit & Berry

    Beth Fowler and Clay Bartlett present at the 2016 Conference.

    View the accompanying slideshow presentation here.

  • Organic Apples in Annapolis Valley

    ACORN Conference, Fruit & Berry

    Brian Boates presents at the 2016 ACORN Conference.

  • 2016 Atlantic Organic Production Summary

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Community Supported Agriculture, Fruit & Berry, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Grain & Field Crops, Horticulture, Infrastructure & Equipment, Livestock

  • Organic options for Spotted Wing Drosophila management

    Fruit & Berry

    A resource from Ontartio's Ministry of Agriculture and Food by Pam Fisher - Berry Crop Specialist/OMAF and MRA. 

  • Special Summer 2012 Issue of the Canadian Organic Grower

    Certification, Fruit & Berry, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Pests, Disease & Weeds

    These articles first appeared in the special Summer 2012 research edition of The Canadian Organic Grower, produced in collaboration between OACC and COG. This special issue is brought to you with the support of the Organic Science Cluster. The Organic Science Cluster projects described in this article are funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and industry partners.

    Canada's Organic Science Cluster (OSC) is part of the Canadian Agri-Science Cluster Initiative of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Growing Forward Policy Framework. Growing Forward, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The OSC is led by the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada and the lead industry applicant, the Organic Federation of Canada.

  • OACC's Organic Science Cluster (2009-2013)

    Fruit & Berry, Grain & Field Crops, Horticulture, Livestock, Pests, Disease & Weeds

    Canada’s Organic Science Cluster (OSC) ran from 2009-2013, and was a collaborative effort led jointly by the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC) at Dalhousie University's Agricultural Campus and the Organic Federation of Canada (OFC). The Organic Science Cluster is part of theCanadian Agri-Science Clusters Initiative of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Growing ForwardPolicy Framework and is supported by contributions from industry partners.

    The goals of the Organic Science Cluster are to facilitate a national strategic approach to organic science in Canada, link scientists across the country and disseminate the knowledge generated to organic stakeholders.

    The Organic Science Cluster identified 10 sub-projects, including 30 research activities that were conducted by over 50 researchers plus 30 collaborators in approximately 45 research institutions. Activities of the Organic Science Cluster included work in fruit horticulture, agronomy, cereal crop breeding, soil fertility management, vegetable production, greenhouse production, dairy production systems, parasite control in ruminants, environmental sustainability, and food processing.

    This research came at a time when there was renewed emphasis on innovation, efficiency (energy, labour, economics), and capturing value-added markets. Most of this research directed toward organic agriculture can also be applied to conventional production systems, drawing interest to this cluster from producers across Canada.