Resources

Consisting of links to varied information that you may find useful.


Crop Information


Managing Cover Crops ProfitablyManaging Cover Crops Profitably, 3rd Edition

Managing Cover Crops Profitably explores how and why cover crops work and provides all the information needed to build cover crops into any farming operation.
Published by Sustainable Ag Network.

$19.00 print version or available as a free download
http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Books


Sustainable Pest Management in Greenhouses and High Tunnels, which is a 9-page fact sheet for growers who want to learn how beneficial insects can protect crops in season-extending structures. Published by SARE Outreach.


Steel in the FieldSteel in the Field
Weed control demands time, labor and expense for every farmer every year. Steel in the Field shows how today's implements and techniques can control weeds while reducing
—or eliminating—herbicides.
Published by Sustainable Ag Network. 128 pages.

Available as Free download only.
Other great titles are available at: http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Books


http://kerrcenter.com/publication/market-farming-with-rotations-and-cover-crops-an-organic-bio-extensive-system/  


http://kerrcenter.com/publication/small-scale-organics-guidebook-non-certified-organic-grower/   


http://kerrcenter.com/publication/brief-overview-history-philosophy-organic-agriculture/


COG Organic Field Crop HandbookCOG Organic Field Crop Handbook, 2nd Edition. Expanded and rewritten.
Published by Canadian Organic Growers.
Preserves best of 1st edition, updated to include info on GMO's, E.coli issues in manure, and many additions to the crop section.
222 pages, spiral bound. - $40.00

www.cog.ca


Organic Tree Fruit Management bookOrganic Tree Fruit Management - Written by Linda Edwards. OTFM covers organic pest and disease management, information on soil fertility and nutrition in tree fruits, management tools available to the organic grower, etc.
Published by Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia (COABC). 240 pages.
Non-COABC members $25.95 - COABC members $19.95

http://certifiedorganic.bc.ca/publications/#otfm


Farming with the Wild bookFarming with the Wild: Enhancing Biodiversity on Farms and Ranches
Written by Daniel Imhoff, Farming with the Wild: Enhancing Biodiversity on Farms and Ranches presents a compelling view of a future in which farming and ranching operations are integrated into regional networks of protected wildlands. Dan Imhoff records his travels to the far reaches of the U.S. in search of farmers, ranchers, government agencies, and non-profit organizations who strive to develop and renew successful agricultural practices compatible with wild Nature. Farming with the Wild demonstrates persuasively that such a future is possible.
Watershed Media, 182 p.; 2003. $32.00


Livestock Information


Organic Dairy Farming bookOrganic Dairy Farming
Edited by Jody Padham, Community Conservation Project. The basics of production and certification for organic dairy. Chapters on herd health, dairy nutrition, milk quality, calves, pasture, soils, organic crop management.

Publication coordinated by Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), 192 p. 2006. $19.95

MOSES online store


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Generally Useful Information

Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada - link to English language site with link to sign up for their great monthly newsletter. Available in English and French. https://www.dal.ca/faculty/agriculture/oacc/en-home.html


CFIA Organizational Chart - January 2018 - pdf document



The archive index for all USDA Organic Insider newsletters:

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs054/1103777415326/archive/1108212629106.html


Presentations - These are usually slide shows that have been presented to an IOIA group or in a venue that is related to organic and inspections.

Organics Thru the Eyes of the Inspector Ib Hagsten, author