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December 16, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: Long-term tillage and crop rotation
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Long-term tillage and crop rotation

Using winter wheat in crop rotations has long been known to benefit soil quality and crop production. It provides good coverage to prevent erosion, it holds moisture and it helps with weed management. Researchers in Ontario wondered how different tillage systems might impact the equation, so they conducted experiments at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown campus to evaluate the effect of tillage systems and crop rotations on soil quality.

Their recently published paper, Long-term tillage and crop rotation effects on soil quality, organic carbon and total nitrogen, concludes that if farmers in southwestern Ontario incorporate no-till practices and winter wheat into their crop rotations, it will benefit production and soil quality over the long term.

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 Event Calendar 

Southwest Agricultural Conference

January 6-7, 2015
Location: Ridgetown, Ont. >> More Info

Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario Conference

February 24-25, 2015
Location: London, ON >> More Info