Tag Archives: Cover crops

Cover Crops – Plant Early and Often!

Originally posted on 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…

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Mid Summer Cover Crop Management

Originally posted on 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…

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Soil Health Day

Originally posted on 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…

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Here’s the Dirt on Two Upcoming Soils Conferences.

What do we need to do to enhance our soil health to be resilient to climate change and optimize the yield potential of newly available genetics? If you want to have a better handle on this, join us for SoilSmart 2015. … 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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Cover Crop Tour and Open House – 30th October, 2014

Presented by: No cost. Join part or all of tour. No pre-registration required.  CCA credits requested. Schedule:

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Alternative Crops Demo Site at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show 2013

Tuesday, September 10th marks the first day of the 2013 Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, Ontario.  This year the alternative crop demonstration site maintained by OMAF and MRA and the OSCIA have a range of specialty oilseed, forage, grain … Continue reading

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