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          Friday, July 25, 2014

Organic farming offers focuses on natural production practices and record keeping in compliance with acceptable standards. According to Statistics Canada's 2001 Census of Agriculture, Saskatchewan has more organic farms than any other Canadian province - about 35% of the Canadian total. Of these farms, 93% produce field crops.

The newsletter includes a compilation of articles relating to entomology, plant pathology, weed science, soils and agronomy issues.

Khorasan wheat (Triticum turgidum, ssp. turanicum) is an ancient wheat variety that originated in the Fertile Crescent in Western Asia.

What does organic certification mean?

Successful insect control will depend on incorporating a number of control strategies together.

Plant diseases are caused by microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes.

There are 16 nutrients that all plants must have.

Soil conservation promotes practices that stop the decline in soil quality and, over time, improve soil quality.

Agronomic practices and management decisions can have a significant impact on the type and number of weeds on your farm. 

This factsheet provides a summary of management practices used by Saskatchewan organic producers and identifies some areas of crop management that require particular attention.

Organic crops must always be produced according to accepted guidelines of the organic standard being followed, including soil management practices.

The goal of a transition strategy is to use management strategies that make soil as fertile, weed-free and healthy as possible going into the certified period. 

Provides information on production practices for growers considering organic or pesticide free production.

Hghlights the various companies involved in this growing sector.



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