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Successful Production Practices

Learn how to prioritize the well-being of your plants, soil, and the land. Build the foundation for long-term success by enhancing soil health through organic practices like composting, cover cropping, and crop rotations. Create an environment where plants thrive, resulting in stronger, more resilient harvests.

Nutrient Budgeting App

Whether you are an organic producer, transitioning to organic production, or a conventional producer wanting to better understand how legumes in your rotation can help you reduce synthetic nitrogen use, the Nutrient Budgeting App will help you understand the efficiency and flow of nutrients in your fields.


Fact Sheets

Management Strategies

It all starts with building healthy soil. Successful organic farming is based on using carefully planned multi-year crop rotations and boosting soil organic matter with green manuring and adding compost.

How to Time Your Cover Crops

Pivot and Grow

Getting the timing right on cover crops can be tricky. Consultant Kevin Elmy shares best
practices for how to time your cover crops to maximize benefits like increased soil nutrients or moisture and weed management.

Integrated Pest Management for Organic Vegetables

Pivot and Grow

Learn how to manage some of the important insect pests of field brassica and greenhouse crops in both large and small-scale organic production. Also, learn about research to commercialize new microbial biocontrol tools that are OMRI certified, and IPM strategy essentials that you can apply to your pest challenges.

Weed Control in Organic Vegetable Operations

Pivot and Grow

Learn about examples of physical and cultural weed control based on organic vegetable research and farmer experiences in Northeast New England. Additionally learn about recent advancements in mechanical cultivation, and seedbank management like tarping and flaming.

Rutabaga: Biennial Seed Saving


Biennials like rutabaga are among the more challenging crops to save seed from. They require lots of space, population, and isolation distance, not to mention advanced planning and effective overwintering strategies. Learn about best practices for biennial seed crop cultivation and selection.

MansOrganics Greenhouse Tour

Organic Alberta

Andrew Mans of MansOrganics gives a tour of his greenhouse. Since 1994, MansOrganics has been working toward the goal of providing wholesome, nutrient-dense food while improving soil health.

Expanding the Use of Cover Crops in Organic Vegetable Production

Organic Council of Ontario

Though it may seem laborious to grow plants that will never be harvested, cover crops can bring many benefits to Canadian farmers. Cover crop farmers and experts Jeff Boesch from Cedar Down Farm and Reid Allaway from Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm share insights drawn from years of experience with cover cropping.

Reducing On Farm Food Waste and Exploring Alternative Packaging

Organic Council of Ontario

In Canada, it is estimated that approximately 13 percent of crops are disposed of or go unharvested at the farm level annually. In this session, you’ll hear from Pfenning’s Organic Farm and Amy Kitchen from Sideroad Farm as they discuss tips and tricks for reducing on-farm food waste in organic vegetable production.

Seed Cleaning Equipment


Cleaning seed is the process of removing small light seeds, field debris and other undesirable matter. It’s a key step to improve germination rates and overall quality of any given seed lot. Whether you are an artisanal or commercial seed grower, seed cleaning equipment can help reduce the amount of time and labor it takes. However, finding equipment adapted to your scale can be a challenge! 

Beans: Breeding and Selecting Specialty Varieties


In this webinar, you will learn from gardeners and plant breeders who are growing, trialing, selecting and breeding unique bean varieties about plant botany and hand pollination for beans, defining your own plant breeding goals and criteria, as well as managing disease issues.

Transitioning to No-Till Organic Agriculture for Climate Resiliency

Rural Routes to Climate Solutions

Jenny Berkenbosch and James Vriend manage Sundog Organic Farm, a 14-acre certified organic vegetable and herb operation, located north of Edmonton in Sturgeon County. Learn how they transitioned to no-till organic agriculture for climate resiliency.

From Urban to Rural Agriculture

Rural Routes to Climate Solutions

Ryan Mason transitions a successful urban farm operation back to his rural roots in Pigeon Lake, Alberta. He shares more about the challenges and rewards of scaling-up into a rural farm, and how his passionate team of young agrarians are farming with the climate in mind.

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