Organic farming combines science, modern technology and traditional knowledge to achieve sustainable methods for managing weeds, disease and pests.
The following resources offer education, research, technical information, regulation guidance and more.
Canadian Organic Growers
Offers a variety of resources on organic management of weeds, pests and disease including publications, a National Lending Library and webinars.
Weed Management in Organic Cropping Systems (OACC)
Provides general and specific resources on organic weed management and practices.
Canadian Weed Science Society
Professionals from university, government, and industry who specialize in research, teaching, extension, and regulation of weed-related topics.
Organic Pest Management (AITC-C)
Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) resources on organic pest management.
Pest Management in Organic Cropping Systems (OACC)
Resources on the management of weeds, insect pests and diseases in organic agriculture.
Organic Livestock Production (OACC)
General and specific resources for management of livestock disease, pests and parasites.
Disease Management in Organic Cropping Systems (OACC)
General and specific resources on organic management of crop diseases.
Integrated Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management is a decision-making process for managing pests in an effective, economical and environmentally sound way.
BC Pest Alerts
Pest Alerts highlight new and invasive plant pests of concern to agriculture in BC.
Weeds and Invasive Plants
Information resources on weed and invasive plant identification and management in BC.
Information on how to identify and manage insect pests, plant diseases and weeds for agricultural producers and home gardeners, as well as information on pesticide use and safety.
Disease diagnosis and monitoring of animal health are essential for BC’s agrifood industry.
Reportable & Notifiable Diseases
Reportable and Notifiable Disease Regulations are important for trade, animal health and public health.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
The CFIA is the dedicated Canadian body in place for safeguarding food, animals and plants.
AAFC Pest Management Centre
Research trials, product registration support, pest management strategies, and other resources to support Canadian growers in protecting their agricultural crops.
Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA)
The Health Canada PMRA is responsible for pesticide regulation in Canada.