A Compilation of Written Work by Elmer Laird
Elmer Laird was the President and co-founder of the Back to the Farm Research Foundation, Canada's first certified organic research farm, near Davidson, SK. Elmer was the first organic farmer to be inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2008. This document is a compilation of written work by Elmer Laird covering topics relevant to organic agriculture.
The project was funded by the Government of Saskatchewan’s go Green Fund; researched by Rosemary McCallum (editor) and presented by the Saskatchewan Organic Directorate. PDF attached (see below) 7.8Mb 459 pages.
8 short films about Elmer Laird
A series of videos featuring Elmer Laird, President and co-founder of the Back to the Farm Research Foundation, Canada's first certified organic research farm, near Davidson, SK. Elmer is the first organic farmer to be inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame. This series starts with his induction in August 2008, and concludes with the lessons he's learned in nearly 40 years of organic farming.
Available this Fall - Organic Farming on the Prairies, 2nd Edition
The finished product brings 350 pages of top quality information, compiled by more than 25 authors, reviewed by numerous experts, both farmers and scientists, as well as a final editorial committee, and finally polished by Brenda Frick with an eye to relevance, accuracy and readability. Synopsis attached (see below).
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University of Manitoba
Organic Crop Production on the Prairies is a course containing seven modules that address optimum crop production. The course highlights organic crop production principles and practices
Weed Management for Organic Producers
Literature review by Brenda Frick
This literature review was requested by the Saskatchewan Organic Development Council (now the Saskatchewan Organic Directorate). The purpose of the literature review is to summarize weed control literature relevant to organic producers, as a baseline for future research efforts. It was hoped that such a document might be useful to the Saskatchewan Organic Directorate in determining research priorities, to scientific researchers assessing the organic weed control toolbox, and to organic farmers conducting their own research.