eOrganic author: Mark Schonbeck, Virginia Association for Biological Farming
A growing cover crop can suppress weeds in several ways:
Direct competition Allelopathy—the release of plant growth–inhibiting substances Blocking stimuli for weed seed germination Altering soil microbial communities to put certain weeds at a disadvantage
After a cover crop is tilled […]
The New Year is a great time to start your new farm research for 2012. Take a look at the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario website and watch for their upcoming workshops at the Guelph Organic Conference.
The EFAO offers a series of great farmer led courses and workshops […]
Are you raising pigs or considering adding pigs to your farm? FarmStart will be offering our popular Pastured Pigs workshop in July 2012. Additional resources to consider are reports such as “Importance of Providing Roughage to Organic Growing / Finishing Pigs” published in this months edition of ON Organic.
Pigs are naturally […]
‘New Farmers’ initiative with Farmstart
The healthy harvest that greets you at McVean Farm in Brampton belies the fact that it has been a difficult year for farming in Ontario. The array of crops grown, the experimentation and curiosity of the farmers at Mc Vean to try new crops and […]
FarmCentre.com Published December 6, 2011 Photo credit: Y U Ranch
Tobacco’s demise not only hit farmers in the pocketbook but also threatened the fragile ecosystem of the productive, but highly erodible soil of the Norfolk sand plain.
Hundreds of cedar hedgerows have been planted in the last half century, often […]
Farm to School Ontario
Across Ontario kids are learning to grow, cook, value, and eat good food. A new network is forming to connect groups across the province who are transforming food environments for kids. If you are involved in food programming with kids or if you want […]
By News Canada-Éditions Nouvelles for FarmCentre.com Published December 2011 You know you want to start or expand your business, but you need to know about potential competition, customers and trends. We’re talking of course about market research. For instance, what price your customers are willing to pay, where […]
Sustain Ontario is looking for involvement from those interested in meat processing in Ontario, as interest is growing in getting mobile abattoirs started. A group will be working over the next several months to bring in the expertise that we need to learn more about the practical and policy aspects of […]