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UG Ridgetown Campus shares early results from long-term cover crop project


January 12, 2021
By Top Crop Manager

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Several studies conducted by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) have looked at cover crops. But most of these are short-term trials. Dave Hooker, an associate professor of field crop agronomy at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, is working with colleagues to determine the long-term benefits.

Jake Munroe, OMAFRA soil management specialist for field crops, recently spoke with Hooker on the project’s two long-term trial sites. A short video of the interview is now available on the OMAFRA Field Crop News website. The three preliminary take-home messages relate to stand variability, nitrogen application and impacts on soil. |READ MORE

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