Dr. Andrew Hammermeister
Manager of the Canadian Organic Science Cluster Research ProgramOrganic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC)
Faculty of Agriculture
Dalhousie University
P.O. Box 550
Truro, Nova Scotia
Canada B2N 5E3
Tel. +1 902-893-8037
E-mail ahammermeister(at)
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Andrew Hammermeister

Andrew Hammermeister, Organic Agriculture Centre Canada, Canada

Dr. Andy Hammermeister is the director of the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC) and an assistant professor in the Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada. Andy grew up on a mixed beef and grain farm in southeast Saskatchewan. He has a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture with a specialization in soil science from the University of Saskatchewan. He completed his Master’s degree in land reclamation and his Ph.D. in applied ecology from the University of Alberta.

Andy has worked with the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada since 2002. Mainly he conducts and collaborates in research activities on grain and vegetable rotations/systems, soil amendments, pesticide risk reduction in soybean, variety trials of soybeans, low-tillage organic production, wheat, lupin and flax, oilseed pumpkin production, wireworm control, dairy production systems, landscape biodiversity, and most recently black currants management.

As the director of the OACC, Dr. Hammermeister also overseas Canada’s Organic Science Cluster, the coordinated national research initiative for organic agricultural research in Canada.

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