Science applied to organic agriculture helps all farmers
By Ralph C. MartinFeb. 13, 2017
Research in organic systems is supporting a long neglected agricultural sector that is responding remarkably. Investment in organic agriculture research is a solid bet.
Researcher Anne Kirk showcasing one of the organic wheat varieties—selected by and for farmers under the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security—that outperformed and also yielded 10 per cent more that modern check varieties grown organically. Photograph courtesy of Ralph C. Martin
GUELPH, ONT.—Organic agriculture has far more in common than it has differences with non-organic agriculture. It is based on similar traditions and information flows both ways.
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