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Spring workshop on organic research coming up in Swift Current

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Producers will have an opportunity to receive updates on organic research at an upcoming spring workshop in Swift Current, April 7. 

The event is hosted by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Swift Current Research and Development Centre in association with SaskOrganics. It takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the  Swift Current Research and Development Centre.

 

This spring session will feature information on topics such as tillage, crop rotation, green manure, cover crops, intercropping, phosphorus cycling, Saskatchewan weed surveys, and an update on organic oat breeding and varieties.

Other sessions will focus on improving financial performance of organic farming, discussions on the experiences of organic farmers in southwest Saskatchewan and the evolution of organic production in Saskatchewan.

This is the first time that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and SaskOrganics will hold a spring workshop. Building off the success of their last annual organic and low input field day in August, the organizing committee felt there was a desire for more information sessions on organic production.

“Producers are very interested in more detailed information and discussion on research results – information that would help them with the planning and success of their organic and low-input operations,” says Dr. Myriam Fernandez, lead organizer of the event.

While this spring workshop will be focused on information sharing rather than hands-on learning experiences in the field, there will be opportunities to get into the plots this summer, as the organizing committee is planning to hold their annual field day again in early August.

The registration deadlin is April 3 at noon. To register, please call 306-629-7868 or send an e-mail to donna@saskorganics.

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