Organic Agronomy Training Course

Save the dates! University of Manitoba professor Dr. Martin Entz is running an organic agronomy training course in January 2023.

Dr. Entz’s training is intended for private and public sector agronomists who want to respond to the growing demand from producers for more information about organic grain production. While the course was designed with the Prairies in mind, agronomists in other ecoregions will learn universal principles of organic production.

The course will be offered over five 75 minutes live (and recorded) online sessions over two weeks in January 2023. The sessions cover introductory material on:

Crop rotations and nutrient management

Crop establishment, seeding and tillage

Insects, weeds and disease management

Soil health

Agronomists can ask questions throughout the trainings, either live or via email after viewing recorded sessions. Questions will be addressed in the final training on January 13th.

Grain farmers considering a transition to organic or current practitioners who want to learn the theory and latest science will also find the course valuable. The course is free to all, but registration is required.

This course is part of the Prairie Organic Development Fund’s Canadian Organic Ingredient Strategy ( funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Canadian Agricultural Partnership and Platinum private sector partners such as the Sask Wheat Development Commission and Grain Millers. Silver funders include Nature’s Path Foods, the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security and PHS (Prairie Heritage Seeds).

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