Read and watch Ryan Spence and Isabelle Spence-Legault’s farmer-led research trial where they tested whether a crimped cover crop of rye and hairy vetch reduced tillage, cultivation and irrigation for their fall broccoli crop in northern Ontario.
Read the report summarizing EFAO’s 2019 pilot Soil Health Benchmark Study.
For the no-till garlic demonstration that is part of EFAO’s No-Till Vegetable Trials, Ken Laing planted garlic on November 1, 2019 into a frost-killed cover crop of sorghum-sudangrass.
As part of EFAO’s No-Till Vegetable Trials, Ken Laing is looking at four treatments to compare different methods for rapid regeneration of soil health for vegetable production.
The no-till transplanter is an important tool in EFAO’s No-Till Vegetable Trials to show that no-till techniques can be successfully employed on a larger scale (>3 acre +) using machinery that is currently available.