This is a recording of a live webinar that took place on June 19th 2020, that covered two ever-popular subjects in Organic Agriculture. The Guest speakers Dr Martin Entz and Will Bailey-Elkin from the University of Manitoba Natural Systems Agriculture department shared their latest research and results from 2019 field research, during their presentations “Injecting plant diversity into organic cropping systems with cover crops and intercropping”, and "Increasing Organic Pea Acres Through Intercropping".
Martin Entz is professor of Cropping Systems and Natural Systems Agriculture at the University of Manitoba where he teaches at the diploma, degree and graduate levels.
Dr Entz and his Natural Systems Agriculture research team focus on designing sustainable, productive and resilient agricultural systems that empower people. Their work started in the prairie region but has expanded to include activities in most provinces. Their anchor study, the Glenlea long-term rotation experiment, located in southern Manitoba, is Canada's longest running comparison of organic and conventional crop production systems (since 1992).
Will Bailey-Elkin is a graduate student at the Department of Plant Science at the University of Manitoba. Prior to that he completed an undergraduate degree in Sustainable Agriculture at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, has worked on a number of farms and ranches, and is an IOIA trained organic inspector.