By Tom Collins
CORNWALL Even conventional growers could learn something at an all-organic workshop, says one of the organizers of Eco Farm Day.
The 31st annual event, taking place in Cornwall on Feb. 28, will host 12 different discussions, including how weed control can be achieved in organic field crops through the use of crop rotations, cover crops and choosing the right tool at the right time. Organizer Colin Lundy of the Canadian Organic Growers said this was a good opportunity for both conventional and organic growers to learn a little something.
“While the workshops really focus on organic production and management, these are all production and management techniques that conventional farmers can adopt without the assumption theyre going organic,” said Lundy. “As we see more and more, production techniques (such as longer crop rotations and integrating cover crops as pest and weed management methods) that were championed by organic producers are being adopted by conventional farmers.”
Tickets are $60 if bought before Feb. 14 and $75 after, with a $10 discount for Canadian Organic Growers and Organic Meadow members.
For more, visit ecofarmday.ca.