Research Reports 2020

Read full research reports, listen to audio summaries and watch videos of trials completed by member-farmers in cooperation with EFAO’s Farmer-Led Research Program.

A total of 12 reports are available as of November 28, 2020 in the areas of Alternative Livestock Feed, Disease and Pest Management, Pasture RegenerationSeed Production, Varietal Selection and Breeding and Soil Health. Stay tuned for more coming in winter 2021!

 

Alternative Animal Feed

Performance of Chantecler chickens on a reduced protein grower ration | Heather Newman, D&H Newman Farm, Bruce County

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Disease and Pest Management

Efficacy of mycorrhizal inoculants on vegetable transplantsDianne Kretschmar, Grenville Farms, District of Muskoka

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Disease & pest control

Pasture Regeneration

Assessing chronology of soil nutrient status in pastures across a topographic gradientAndy MacDonald, Highland Farm, Wellington County

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Pasture regeneration

Seed Production, Varietal Selection and Breeding

In search of short season northern grain amaranth varieties: A screening trial of grain amaranth (Amaranthus spp)Ronaldo Eleazar Lec Ajcot & Myriam Legault, Ecology and Solidarity Council (ECOSOL), Wellington County

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In search of short season northern sweet potatoes: Variety trials of new sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) crosses Kate Garvie, Heartbeet Farm, City of Ottawa | Erin Richan, Highland Gem, Lanark County | Lise-Anne Léveillé, BeetBox Cooperative Farm, City of Ottawa

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Seed production & breeding

Grafting for organic low-tech greenhouse tomatoesR. Victor & Nathan Klassen, Nith Valley Organics, Oxford County

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Seed production & breeding

Soil Health

Regeneration of fallow fields for vegetable production Eric Barnhorst, Eva Mae Farm,  Northumberland County

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Assessing methods for nutrient application to prevent chlorosis in chestnutsDerick Greenly, Summergreen Tree Crops & Mushrooms, Northumberland County

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Soil Health

Direct seeding into compost mulchJason Hayes, Burdock Grove Farm, Grey County

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Soil Health

No-till tomatoes 3-waysMatt Jones, Jones Family Greens, Hamilton-Wentworth County

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Effects of liquid and biological amendments on emergence and yield of no-till planted spring cerealsKen Laing, Orchard Hill Farm, Elgin County

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Soil Health

No-till fall broccoli in northern OntarioRyan Spence & Isabelle Spence-Legault, Field Good Farms / J’me Champ Bien, West Nipissing County

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Watch Ryan’s DIY roller crimper in action >

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Écoutez le résumé d’Isabelle (FRANÇAIS):

 

 

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