The no-till transplanter is an important tool in EFAO’s No-Till Vegetable Trials to show that no-till techniques can be successfully employed on a larger scale (>3 acre +) using machinery that is currently available.
Around two and a half years ago at an EFAO conference of 2017, a group of farmers along with a couple of scientists from the University of British Columbia embarked on a project. The aim of this project was to identify the technology needs of our farming community and to work together to develop a solution to meet those needs. Now the app has launched!
EFAO receives Organic Farming Research Foundation grant to support three farmer-led breeding projects
EFAO has received funding from the Organic Farming Research Foundation to support three ongoing farmer-led breeding projects on locally adapted vegetables.
Ken Laing of Orchard Hill Farm is working in cooperation with EFAO to trial a wide variety of no-till methods for organic vegetable production. We will be documenting the work in a series of blogs.
Farmer-researchers Paul DeJong, Ken Laing and Tony McQuail published their findings in the Canadian Journal of Soil Science.
EFAO member-farmers Val Steinmann and Brent Preston, along with EFAO’s Research Director, Sarah Hargreaves, joined host Cameron Ogilvie on the new podcast “Talk Dirty to Me”.