Enviroscan – Research & Extension Resources for Organic Farmers
Prepared for the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative (POGI)
The EnviroScan identifies and analyzes the research and extension resources available to guide organic producers, enabling them to improve their production practices. We examined the scientific and extension literature for the Canadian Prairies and adjacent USA states, over the last 35 years, with a focus on nutrient and weed management, grain quality and cultivars adapted to organic production. In our data collection, we also identified systems based research. A full listing of the articles included in the literature review can be downloaded here.
Weed Management for Organic Farmers
Literature review by Brenda Frick
This literature review was requested by the Saskatchewan Organic Development Council (now SaskOrganics). The document summarizes the weed control literature relevant to organic farmers and provides a baseline for future research efforts. The document may be useful in determining research priorities, assessing the tools available for weed control in organic production and to organic farmers conducting their own research.