Livestock, Pests, Disease & Weeds
ACORN is very pleased to make available the Directory of Organic Inputs: Livestock edition. Consult this directory to find out more about what inputs are allowable in organic livestock production (2012).
Pests, Disease & WeedsCash Crop, Weed Control
Pests, Disease & WeedsInnovative Weed Management Strategies for Organic Cereal Crops with Dr. Ellen Mallory; Love, Money and your Small Farm Dream: Strategies for getting started with Jamie Coughlin and Roxanne Beavers; Composting for Field Crops with Roger Henry; Solutions to perennial problems: Animal Control Solutions with Peter Maxner; Weed Control and Organic Field Rotations Roger Henry; Increasing Small Farm Capacity: Introduction to Small Scale Farm Machinery/Equipment with Rupert Jannasch; Grass-fed beef with Ron Gargasz; Bringing out the best in your soil: Organic Soil and Fertility Management with Ellen Mallory; Audit trail workshop with Roxanne Beavers and Rowena Hopkins
Pests, Disease & Weeds, Soil & Compost
Site Preparation with Claude Berthélémé: Importance of planning ahead; Soil fertility and pH; Soil amendments; Weed control strategies; Improved drainage
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.
ACORN Conference, Complementary Agriculture, Pests, Disease & Weeds
In this presentation from the 2013 ACORN conference in Moncton, Dr. Andrew Hammermeister explains how weed management is best approached with many "small hammers". Weeding early allows your plants to fulfill their potential. There are numerous cultural and physical practices you can implement depending on the weed type. Remember to approach weeds from the perspective that they are filling an ecosystem function.
ACORN Conference, Pests, Disease & Weeds
In this presentation from the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton, Tim Livingstone talks about some of the common pest and disease problems they have encountered on their farm over the years, and how to deal with them organically.
ACORN Conference, Infrastructure & Equipment, Pests, Disease & Weeds
This presentation from the 2013 ACORN conference in Moncton featured three speakers: Josh Oulton (Tap Root Farms, NS), Michael Carr (Jemseg River Farm, NB), Kent Coates (Nature's Route Farm, NB). Each guest speaker presented for 15 minutes on the methods they use on their farms to mechanically cultivate, as well as other methods of weed control and prevention that they use. There was a brief discussion at the end about where each farmer gave his input about when to start using mechanical cultivation, and what it has done for them in terms of efficiency.
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.
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.
ACORN Conference, Climate Change, Pests, Disease & Weeds
Eric Gallant presents at the 2016 ACORN Conference.
Certification, Pests, Disease & Weeds
Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Pests, Disease & Weeds, Soil & Compost
OMRI is now offering product review aligned with Canada Organic Regime (COR) standards, in addition to the existing Review Program under U.S. National Organic Program (NOP) standards. Allowed products are listed in the OMRI Canada Products List©, which is always available for free download. The first step toward listing a product on either the OMRI Products List or the OMRI Canada Products List is to order an OMRI Application Kit. The Kit includes all necessary application materials in order to apply for any type of OMRI review.
How It Works
Suppliers of products that fall within OMRI's scope are eligible to apply for listing on the OMRI Canada Products List.
Products that OMRI has reviewed and determined are allowed in organic production according to Canadian standards will be included on a public OMRI Canada Products List©. These products will have the option of using either the new OMRI Canada seal or the USA / Canada seal.
OMRI has recruited a team of knowledgeable experts with experience evaluating inputs to COR standards, to make final product listing decisions. OMRI is pleased to welcome Rochelle Eisen, Garry Lean, and Kelly Monaghan as the first OMRI Canada Review Panel members. Read more and review their bios here.
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.
Getting Started With Organic Farming, Grain & Field Crops, Livestock, Pests, Disease & Weeds
Articles covering a wide variety of topics, including many relevant or about the Atlantic region