Posted  13 Jul, 2018 
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Do you have a nutrient management plan for your farm?


Organic Alberta is looking for farmers to participate in an On-Farm Nutrient Management Consultation Program for organic farmers!

Why do you need a nutrient management plan?

Having the right amount of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium is key to good yields, quality grain, and long-term sustainability. Knowing your current whole farm nutrient status and needs can help find deficiencies and guide your management decisions.

How does it work?

A trained agronomist will visit the farm to gather field crop histories, as well as and  take samples of soil and plant tissue. During harvest, the farmer will take additional grain samples. By understanding the current nutrient status and needs, they will work together to explore management options, including rotation planning and weed management.

Farmer Eligibility:

  • Fields must be under certified organic management or transitioning to organic certification
  • Growing field crops (i.e. cash grain, legume, oilseed crop operation and/or mixed farms)

Cost and Payment:

This is a pilot program, and farmers will pay $100. (Note that the true value of the program is  $1000, and through the generous funding provided by the Government of Alberta and Industry sponsors we are able to subsidize the program).

How to Participate:

This program is first come, first served. Agronomists are available at the end of July and beginning of August, so please give us a call as soon as you can.

If you have any questions or want to sign up, please contact Tierra Stokes at Organic Alberta: (587) 521 2400  or tierra.stokes@organicalberta.org


Mackenzie County Organic Success Program


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