WGRF Contributing Partner to the Organic Cluster

Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) is pleased to be contributing to the Organic Science Cluster II (OSCII). OSCII is an industry-supported research and development endeavor initiated by the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada at Dalhousie University in collaboration with the industry applicant, the Organic Federation of Canada. OSCII is supported by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Growing Forward 2 Program and over 65 contributing partners.

OSCII includes more than 135 collaborating researchers from over 40 research institutions across Canada. WGRF will be investing $196,066 over the next 4 years towards 3 projects:

  • Impacts of Reduced Tillage and Diversified Cropping Sequences Under Organic Management in the Semi-arid Brown Soil ZoneMyriam Fernandez,Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Restoring Yield Productivity and C Sequestration in Organic Farming Systems on the PrairiesMartin Entz, University of Manitoba
  • Novel Cultural and Mechanical Weed Control for FlaxSteve Shirtliffe, University of Saskatchewan

“WGRF would like to congratulate Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Organic Sector on developing such a collaborative and successful cluster application,” Garth Patterson, WGRF Executive Director.