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Correndo is OAC’s sustainable cropping systems chair

January 31, 2024  By University of Guelph

In late 2023, Adrian Correndo joined the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) as the new Pick Family Chair in Sustainable Cropping Systems. Based in the department of plant agriculture, Correndo brings a wealth of global experience in agronomy and agricultural science to the university and OAC.

On the topic of his research focus, Correndo says, “I see transdisciplinary research collaborations as crucial for this position. Sustainable cropping systems require this integration of multiple areas of research. Agronomy brings us the core understanding, but identifying the best crop and soil management practices also requires exploring environmental, economics, and social dimensions.

“I also see a significant value on both on-farm and long-term research trials. On-farm trials are beneficial as they allow us to consider the actual variability that farmers deal with. Long-term trials allow us to examine the effect of time, which is critical to understand soil carbon trends and more. My vision is maintaining and leveraging the value and legacy of long-term trials, such as those located at the Elora Research Station, where management practices such as tillage, crop rotation, cover crops, and fertilization management are the focus of study.” |READ MORE


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