Can organic ever catch up with conventional?

Most agronomists and farmers concede that organic crop yields are lower than conventional. The debate usually centres on the size of the yield gap and whether organic agriculture, if properly supported with research and extension, could produce a sufficient volume of grains and oilseeds to feed the world. Anecdotal reports and Twitter comments suggest the […] Read more

Can’t we all just get along?

Organics not the enemy | Crop protection companies open doors to organic producers, environmentalists

Earlier this year, Ted Menzies, president and chief executive officer of CropLife Canada, said he wanted to move beyond the “them versus us” debate that divides conventional and organic agriculture. Menzies, a former Conservative MP from Alberta, said he has taken action on that pledge and is listening to alternative agricultural voices. “I like to […] Read more