Category Archives: Agroecology Research

Seed Production Trials

The Bauta Seed Initiative is looking for farmers to grow seed! This project is part of building the Seeds of Diversity collection to increase quantities of rare seed, and provide documentation on how the plants grow. Information on plant performance … Continue reading

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Local Food Workshop, Olds, Alberta

October 24-25, 2013. Put on by the Foothills Forage and Grazing Association, with keynote speakers Joel Salatin (polyfacefarms.com) and Doug Weatherbee (soildoctor.org) An interesting mix of people gathered to talk about to talk about farming on a small-scale. Topics ranged … Continue reading

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Field Day 2013: Vonda, Saskatchewan

Following the Barrhead field day, Organic Alberta teamed-up with OCIA chapter 5 to host a field day at Marc Loiselle’s farm in Vonda. Marc grows heritage wheats and participates actively on his own research projects, as well as collaborating with … Continue reading

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Oat Field Day 2013: Barrhead, Alberta

Organic Alberta hosted a field day at two farms in Barrhead, just North West of Edmongon, in early August: Herb Mantey and Eldon Kebernik. Herb grows oats, and sometimes grows oats on alfalfa. Eldon grows barley, oats, beans, alfalfa and … Continue reading

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Carman, MB Field Day 2013

  The University of Manitoba Natural Systems Agriculture┬áresearch laboratory/field site located in Carman Manitoba hosted a field day in late July. The tour, led by head researcher Dr. Martin Entz, packed a lot into a three hour “moonlight tour”, which … Continue reading

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Poly culture research plots

The Semi-Arid Agriculture Research Centre (SPARC) in Swift Current, Saskatchewan runs various trials related to organic agriculture. In this picture, researchers demonstrate an experiment in testing different mixes of varieties grown as a polyculture. Blends included a grass (Oats, Millet, … Continue reading

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