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Lessons learned from long-term cover crop trial

January 27, 2021  By Fruit and Vegetable

Photo courtesy of the OMAFRA Field Crop News team.

What can cover crops accomplish in a processing vegetable/grain crop rotation? That is the question Laura Van Eerd, professor of sustainable soil management at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, sought to answer when she established her trials 12 years ago.

The two trial plots were established in 2007 and 2008, offset by one year in order to better understand the factors that contribute to variability and crop performance. A video interview with Van Eerd published recently on the Field Crop News website, run by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), looks into the changes found over the years of this study.

In the video, Van Eerd discusses findings from these long-term trials with Anne Verhallen, horticultural soil management specialist with OMAFRA. |WATCH THE VIDEO


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