5 episodes

Tune in every month as we are joined by industry experts and farmers to discuss important issues in organic grain farming. Check out our website at www.pivotandgrow.com and see what organic grain production can do for you. We bring the resources, tools and expertise you need to get growing! Grain on the Brain podcast is created by the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative, working to create resilience and stability in the prairie organic grain sector.

Grain on the Brain Scott Beaton

    • Science

Tune in every month as we are joined by industry experts and farmers to discuss important issues in organic grain farming. Check out our website at www.pivotandgrow.com and see what organic grain production can do for you. We bring the resources, tools and expertise you need to get growing! Grain on the Brain podcast is created by the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative, working to create resilience and stability in the prairie organic grain sector.

    Organic Grain Transition: If I Knew Then What I Know Now

    Organic Grain Transition: If I Knew Then What I Know Now

    Transitioning organic grain farmer, Alex Boersch from Elie, MB, interviews Alan McKenzie, an experienced organic grain farmer from Nesbitt, MB. With host Scott Beaton, they discusses strategies, perceptions, challenges, and opportunities of transitioning into organic grain.

    • 53 min
    Managing Weeds in Organic Crops

    Managing Weeds in Organic Crops

    Brenda Frick, organic expert on weeds in organic cropping , talks about practical and helpful tips for managing weeds in organic cropping. With host Scott Beaton, she discusses how to prevent and manage those tough weeds like Canada Thistle and Bind Weed.

    • 37 min
    How to Take Soil and Plant Tissue Samples

    How to Take Soil and Plant Tissue Samples

    Organic grain expert Joanne Thiessen Martens talks about taking soil samples and plant tissue samples and how it can help you make management decisions on your farm.

    • 33 min
    Marketing Organic Grain 101

    Marketing Organic Grain 101

    Organic grain farmer Ian Cushon and organic buyer Scott Shiels discuss strategies for marketing transition and organic grains.

    • 27 min
    Crop Rotation Strategies

    Crop Rotation Strategies

    Katherine Stanley, Organic Extension Specialist at the University of Manitoba's Natural Systems Agriculture, shares strategies for designing organic crop rotations that build soil fertility, manage weeds and prevent disease and pests.

    • 32 min

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