Fine-Tuning Organic Crop Production

Friday, January 24, 2020
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Filling a planter with soybeans at Harrow Farms

Workshop Description

An advance workshop, especially of interest for established organic cash croppers.

Greg and Dean will discuss challenges and solutions they’ve encountered in organic cash cropping as well as encouraging discussion of what attendees experiences have been.

Bring your questions and bring your solutions.

Topics covered will include:

  • Seed varieties
  • Row widths
  • Populations
  • Crop Rotations
  • Handling Paperwork
  • Weed strategy
  • Weed strategy
  • Weed strategy
Photo - Actually achieving sub inch accuracy for row cultivating

Speaker: Greg Dineen, APS Dineen Farms, Kenilworth, Ontario

2019 is Greg’s fourth year with certified land and his sixth year farming. He works 340 acres and his crops include corn, soybeans, spring wheat, winter wheat, winter rye (hybrid and common), and spelt.

Headshot of speaker Greg Dineen

Speaker: Dean Martin, Harrow Organic Farms, Harrow, Ontario & Pelee Island

Along with his two sons, Dean farms 900 acres of certified organic crops – mostly corn, wheat and soybeans in Harrow, Ontario as well as on Pelee Island.

Photo of speaker Dean Martin