Photo of the Month, by Joanna MacKenzie
A potato blossom opens in the summer sun, while in the background, OACC staff lead a tour of the certified organic Brookside research field.
The potatoes are being grown as part of a research trial examining potential wireworm management strategies for organic producers, led by OACC Director Andy Hammermeister and Research Assistant Karen Nelson.
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Wow, another field season is wrapping up. As I write this note our staff is busy in the field with the last of our harvest and sampling for our wireworm and black currant experiments, and the onset of the lab work. Meanwhile, the office is bustling as we prepare for the Canadian Organic Science Conference in February, including lining up some really influential invited speakers. Watch our conference website for details. At this time we are also beginning planning for the next Organic Science Cluster (starting in April of 2013), and therefore are looking for industry-led priorities for research and collaborators on such projects. Stay tuned for more information and requests for your feedback!
Sincerely, Andy Hammermeister - Director, OACC
Assistant Professor, NSAC