UG Ridgetown Campus shares early results from long-term cover crop project
January 12, 2021 By Top Crop Manager
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