Tag Archives: Cover crops

Cover Crops – Plant Early and Often!

ONfruit by Anne Verhallen In the rush of the harvest don’t forget to plant those cover crops. It is easy to get busy and postpone cover crop planting but in the long run that is going to cost you. You … Continue reading

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Mid Summer Cover Crop Management

ONfruit Managing the Warm Season Grasses – While it is too late to plant, there is still time to mow pearl millet or sorghum sudan if they are starting to get a bit tall. Check that the mower is set … Continue reading

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Soil Health Day

ONvegetables The Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario, in cooperation with the OMAFRA Soil Team, presents: Dr. Christine Jones on How to Restore and Rebuild Soil and Multi-Species Cover Crop Demonstration Healthy topsoil depends on us.And our future depends on building … Continue reading

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Black Plastic: Is there a Viable Organic Mulch Alternative?

Black plastic mulch is widely used in the production of specialty vegetable crops due to its effectiveness as a weed barrier, capability to conserve soil moisture and ability to warm soil temperatures in spring.   Although it is permitted in organic … Continue reading

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Ontario cover crop selector tool now available

By Anne Verhallen, Soil Management Specialist (Hort), OMAFRA So you want to plant a cover crop?  But you’re having trouble deciding which one to plant?  Or do you need more Ontario-specific information on cover crops?  Now there is a new … Continue reading

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