Organic Science Cluster Call – Part I

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Organic science cluster: prairie organic research results

The Prairie Organic Grain Initiative (POGI) partnered with the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC) to deliver two teleconferences to share research results from the Organic Science Cluster II program.

  • Can Reduced Tillage Work in Prairie Soil? – Dr. Myriam Fernandez, AAFC Swift Current
  • Breeding Success! Now, Will the Industry Prefer Them? – Dr. Jennifer Mitchell-Fetch, AAFC Brandon
  • Managing Weeds in Organic Pulse Crops: The Integrated Approach – Dr. Steve Shirtliffe, University of Saskatchewan

Join us on April 11th for the Prairie Organic Grain Industry Monthly Teleconference – Organic Science Cluster Call – Part II.


Founded in 2001, the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC) aims to serve Canada’s organic sector through science and education. OACC aims to ‘link organic knowledge’ by facilitating research and education that supports organic producers, consumers, and other organic stakeholders. The sharing of this organic knowledge and education includes our website, a monthly e-zine distribution in English and French, organic related courses, and an online Certificate of Specialization in Organic Agriculture that is available through Dalhousie University. OACC’s most recent effort to provide organic knowledge is a magazine that highlights the many sectors, regions and people that are a part of the Organic Science Cluster II program titled ‘Organic Science Canada’.


The Organic Science Cluster II program included 37 different research projects between 2013 and 2018. These activities were supported by more than 65 contributing partners, involved over 200 collaborating researchers and more than 35 difference institutions across Canada. To share the activities’ results, the Organic Agriculture Center of Canada at Dalhousie University and the Organic Federation of Canada, are proud to present a publication “Organic Science Canada“ that summarizes in everyday language a quick overview of the research project and results, and a short summary of the background, methodologies, and results of each research activity.

Research is key to the development of organic production, and we hope that Organic Science Canada will help create more linkages between researchers and producers. The goal of these teleconference calls is to share the information in Organic Science Canada, particularly from the Prairies. The researchers present their findings, and then give you the opportunity to ask questions!