In April 2022, the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) hosted a webinar focused on growing potatoes with cover crops. Living Lab-Ontario farmer-cooperator and EFAO member Ken Laing, along with Living Lab-Atlantic collaborator Ryan Barrett from the PEI Potato Board, discuss results of growing potatoes with cover crops.
For Ken, his trials involve planting organic potatoes into a standing cover crop of rye/hairy vetch, mowing the cover crop and letting the potatoes grow without any tillage for weeds or hilling.
Ryan discusses trials run with PEI potato growers that involve testing various fall-planted cover crops ahead of conventional potato production.
Learn about the details of these systems, including their successes, challenges, and next steps through short presentations about the trials followed by Q & A.