It is well known that extending field crop rotations by adding small grains, such as wheat, barley, oats, triticale, spelt, or rye, has many ecological benefits. Here, we describe the economic benefits as well.
Read the report summarizing EFAO’s 2019 pilot Soil Health Benchmark Study.
EFAO is excited to launch a pilot Small Grains Program that will support Ontario farmers wanting to diversify their crop rotation by adding a small grain followed by a legume cover crop or forage crop. Read about the inspiration for this program and other details.
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.