THE PRAIRIE ORGANIC GRAIN INITIATIVE INTRODUCES THE NEW GREEN MANURE TOOL KIT
The Prairie Organic Grain Initiative is thrilled to announce the launch of the free, online Green Manure Tool Kit, developed in partnership with the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC). The project was prepared by Joanna White and Dr. Andrew Hammermeister from the OACC.
A reliable and effective green manure program is essential for the success of an organic farm. This Tool Kit is a practical guide that will help producers to select the best green manure for their farm conditions. The right green manure with the right management will build soil fertility, control weeds, and improve crop yield.
The Green Manure Tool Kit includes five modules: Module 1: Choosing A Green Manure,
- Module 2: Green Manure Profiles,
- Module 3: Managing Green Manures,
- Module 4: Green Manures and Weed Management, and
- Module 5: Green Manure Resource tool for Professionals.
The Tool Kit can be accessed at www.pivotandgrow.com. Pivot and Grow, a program of the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative, provides farmers with the resources and support needed to begin growing organically, improve their production practices, and market their organic enterprise successfully.
About the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative
The Prairie Organic Grain Initiative is a tri-provincial project dedicated to achieving resiliency and stability in the prairie organic sector by focusing on increasing the quantity and quality of organic grains, and developing relationships across organic market value chains.
A partnership between Organic Alberta, SaskOrganics, and Manitoba Organic Alliance, the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative is bringing the community together to develop a strong foundation of programs, resources, and relationships upon which the prairie organic sector can truly flourish.
The Initiative focuses on compiling innovative research to create resources for producers that improve best management practices and consequently their resiliency, stability, and profitability. A primary objective is to help farmers increase yields and improve grain quality. The resources train producers to implement best management practices that build soil fertility, manage weeds, and maximize grain quality.
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Cari Hartt, Communications Coordinator