Natural Farming Analysis Basis is internet hosting the 2022 Natural Agriculture Analysis Discussion board (OARF) on the forty second Annual EcoFarm Convention. This 12 months’s occasion shall be held nearly, March 9-18, with discipline days scheduled in April-June 2022.
The next OARF workshops shall be performed on-line:
Analysis Report-Again: Soil Well being on Natural Farms within the Central Coast
Tuesday, March 15, 1:15PM-2:30PM PT
Scientists from the UC Berkeley Soil Well being Challenge will current the outcomes of their soil ecology, chook ecology, and social science analysis on the subject of soil well being on natural vegetable farms. We studied 18 natural farms to study totally different farming practices and improvements farmers are utilizing to guard the soil. Natural lettuce and vegetable growers alongside the Central Coast of California use many alternative practices to assist soil well being, from cowl cropping and composting to planting hedgerows. How does the farming mannequin have an effect on the challenges and alternatives for utilizing soil well being practices? How does using these practices influence nutrient biking and soil carbon, suppression of foodborne pathogens in soil, and conservation of chook communities? On this session, we report again on our analysis over the previous two years and share our findings on the advantages and challenges of implementing practices that construct soil well being.
Findings from the 2022 Nationwide Natural Analysis Agenda and Listening Session
***Introduced by OFRF
Wednesday, March 16, 1:15PM-2:30PM PT
The Natural Farming Analysis Basis often surveys natural growers, farmers, ranchers throughout North America to grasp their challenges and analysis wants. They use these findings to publish the Nationwide Natural Analysis Agenda (NORA) report. This report informs OFRF analysis, schooling and advocacy applications and has additionally traditionally served as a crucial roadmap to tell the USDA and Congress on methods to leverage public investments in natural analysis and technical help. In 2019 OFRF surveyed over 1,000 farmers and held 16 focus teams with each established licensed natural growers and transitioning growers. On this listening session we’ll summarize the findings of the latest NORA report, after which open the ground for dialogue on the longer term wants inside natural manufacturing techniques.
Farmer to Farmer Panel on Soil Well being/ Grupo de agricultor a agricultor sobre la salud del suelo
Thursday, March 17, 11:15AM-12:30PM PT (Notice: En Español / In Spanish)
Two natural vegetable farmers with extremely diversified natural manufacturing will share their experiences with utilizing practices to construct soil well being. What works? What have they modified over time? And what challenges do they face that they’re nonetheless engaged on? These two growers have participated within the UC Berkeley Soil Well being Analysis mission and can share some information about their farms by way of soil microbial range and fertility in addition to their reflections on how their farming practices have influenced these measurements.
Agricultores de productos orgánicos con alta diversidad en la producción orgánica compartirán sus experiencias con el uso de prácticas para crear la salud del suelo. ¿Qué es lo que funciona? ¿Qué es lo que ellos han cambiado a través del tiempo? Y, ¿cuáles son los retos en los cuales ellos todavía están trabajando? Estos tres agricultores han participado en el UC Berkeley Soil Well being Analysis (proyecto de Investigación de la Salud del Suelo de UC Berkeley) y compartirán algo de los datos acerca de sus operaciones agrícolas en términos de la diversidad microbiana y la fertilidad, así como sus reflexiones sobre cómo sus prácticas agrícolas han influenciado estas medidas.
Controlling Noticed Wing Drosophila Organically
Friday, March 18, 1:15PM-2:30PM PT
Regardless of rising strain related to SWD on a variety of fruits, there are few natural choices for its management. This session will discover analysis on built-in strategies which might be proving efficient with out using prohibited pesticides. A few of these strategies embrace attractants, netting, trapping, organic management, and extra. As a result of this pest is now widespread in gentle fruit, preventing it is rather vital.