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Is planting into cover crops a viable strategy for broccoli production?


December 9, 2020
By Fruit and Vegetable

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As part of the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) virtual conference, held Nov.30-Dec.5, several sessions covered farmer-led research projects. One such project examined the realities of no-till fall broccoli production in northern Ontario.

Ryan Spence and Isabelle Spence-Legault of Field Good Farms/J’me Champ Bien in West Nipissing County, Ont., tested the potential benefits of crimping a cover crop of rye and hairy vetch. While they ultimately decided this method wasn’t useful for broccoli production, their methodology and lessons learned can help inform future small-scale research trials. |READ MORE

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