There is a lot to learn about organic production and scientists are continuing to work on finding better ways to produce and manage those operations.

Dr. Brian McConkey was one of the key speakers at an Organic Spring Workshop held recently.

McConkey works as a research scientist at the Research and Development Centre in Swift Current. One of his main topics was crop rotations.

"The main finding was that the organic wheat grown in that wheat-green manure-legume rotation yielded just as well as any of our conventional wheat both in the driest year and the wettest year."

He said they were surprised with the yield since it was seeded later and when you looked at the wheat you could see a lot of weeds compared to its herbicide treated crops.

The protein level in organic wheat wasn't as high as the best or over fertilized conventional treatments but it held up at about 12%.

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