March 10 Agronomy Training Ian N. Morrison Research Farm in Carman See details above
March 10-11, 2017 Manitoba Direct Farm Marketing Conference Presented by the Prairie Fruit Growers Association and Manitoba Agriculture, Access Event Centre, Morden. Click here for more information
March 13, 2017 1:30-4:00 pm Organic Farm Club Meeting, Ian N. Morrison Research Farm in Carman See details above
March 15, 2017 9 am Brandon Research Station Are you interested in cover crops, soil health, winter cereals and how to deal with wet soils this spring?
Dr. Rob Graf (Winter Wheat researcher Ag Canada Lethbridge) – Update on new varieties and wheat classifications – new possible markets.
Derek Axten (producer from Minton, Sask) – “Winter Cereals – Adding Diversity with intercrops and companion crops”
Dr. Yvonne Lawley (University of Manitoba Professor) – “Extending cover: winter wheat planting dates and cover crops for wet soils”
Dr. Ravindra Chibbar (Canada Research Chair in Molecular Biology for Crop Quality) – Cold tolerance genomics research in winter wheat
Check out Winter Cereals Manitoba for more information
Lunch is sponsored by Winter Cereals Manitoba.
March 16 2017 12:30 – 4:30 pm Ensuring Grain Quality from Concept to Cleaning, Station 20 West, Saskatoon This half day SaskOrganics workshop provides an opportunity to learn about ensuring grain quality from planting to shipping and everything in between. Click here for the details
Cost: $60 in advance (second person from same farm $30). At the door $80 ($40 second person)
March 17 2017 12:30 – 4:30 pm Ensuring Grain Quality from Concept to Cleaning, Travelodge, Regina Details in previous entry
March 21-22 2017 and March 23-24 Entrepreneur Bootcamp Do you have a new business that you want to grow? Connect with successful entrepreneurs and business advisors, learn how to make an effective pitch and win up to $6,000 in cash and in-kind prizes.
March 21-22 Pembina Valley, R.M. of Stanley Office on PTH 14 between Morden and Winkler. Click here for more info
March 23-24 Victoria Inn & Suites in Brandon. Click here for more info
Last week of March 2017 Organic Agronomy Coffee Shop Date and time TBA. Long time organic grain farmer from Alberta, Steven Snider will talk about how he manages soil fertility and weeds, especially Canada thistle. Contact Katherine Stanley for date and time.
March 30 2017 1:00 pm Using Biofungicides, Biostimulants and Biofertilizers to Boost Crop Productivity and Help Manage Vegetable Diseases Effectively managing diseases is one of the biggest challenges facing organic tomato growers. There is currently a wide range of biologically based products available on the market that claim to boost crop growth and help plants withstand many plant diseases. However, there are few independent, science-based studies to validate the efficacy of some of these products as well as instructions detailing how and when to apply them to achieve the best results. In this webinar, presenters will describe the different types of products available in the marketplace today, provide an overview of recent studies evaluating their efficacy, and discuss strategies for identifying the most effective products and application practices.
Click here to register for this free event or visit
March 31 2017 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Soil Microbe to Farmer – I’m Here SaskOrganics hosts Jill Clapperton from Rhizoterra Inc. and farmer Derek Axten. Email Marla Carlson for more details
Cost: $75 in advance (2nd person from same farm $40). At the door $100 (2nd person $50)
April 2017 Organic Agronomy Coffee Shop Date and time TBA. The guest will be Mark Kopecky, soil fertility specialist with Organic Valley. Details in next newsletter.
April 7, 2017 Spring Organic Research Workshop This all day event is organized by the Swift Current Research and Development Centre and is co-hosted by SaskOrganics. Click here for the details. Register by April 3 by contacting Donna@saskorganic.com
November 9-11, 2017 19th Organic world congress, New Delhi, India. Click here for more info.
February 23-24, 2018 Prairie Organics. Think Whole Farm Conference, Keystone Centre, Brandon