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Organic Field Crop Trials

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On Monday (July 28th), ACORN co-hosted a tour of the Maritime Organic Grains Network’s field crop trials in NB. The site was near Sussex, at Tom Lask’s farm.

With 235 experimental plots set up to test different cereals’ response to a variety of fertility treatments. The tour was extremely well attended (about 30 people) with an inquisitive crowd who were eager to see which of the tested treatments yielded positive results. 

Following the field visit, the group proceeded to the Sussex grain mill, which is the first certified organic feed mill in Atlantic Canada!

Check out ACORN’s video profile on New Brunswick organic farmer and participant in the field crop tests, Tom Lask: 

To learn more about organic grains, visit


Author: acornorganic

Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network. Vision ACORN aims to enhance the viability and growth of the Atlantic Canadian organic agricultural community through a unified regional network. Mission Statement ACORN is a non-profit organization that promotes organic agriculture by: Facilitating information exchange between and amongst organizations and individuals Coordinating non-formal education for producers through to consumers Networking with all interested parties both regionally and nationally Structure ACORN is a membership-based non-profit incorporated cooperative with an eleven member Board of Directors and an Executive Director.

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