Category Archives: Variety Trials

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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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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Oats of the Future

Oats are awesome. They are a delicious part of my Scottish ancestry. They are cheap and easy to cook. They are a key ingredient to my favourite desert (apple crumble). More and more research is telling us about the “heart … 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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Organic oats

Organic producers struggle to find suitable varieties for their growing conditions. Most field crop varieties released are bred and tested under conventional conditions. To fill this gap, Organic Alberta is conducting large field-scale testing of three different oat varieties (CDC … Continue reading

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