Research Reports 2021
Learn about this year’s innovations in ecological agriculture.
Read full research reports and listen to audio summaries of trials completed by member-farmers in cooperation with EFAO’s Farmer-Led Research Program.
Disease and Pest Management
Using biochar as an amendment for engineered green roof soil blend
Ines Lacarne, Michelle Dang, and Sharene Shafie, The X Urban Farm
Listen to Ines’ summary:
Does intercropping with onions improve overall yield for cauliflower?
Kristine Hammel, Persephone Market Garden
Listen to Kristine’s summary:
Microclimates for summer lettuce
Luke Sheldrick & Dana Moores, Terramor Farm
Seed Production, Varietal Selection and Breeding
Organic field corn variety screening trial
Michael Oeggerli, Heidi Farms Inc.
Listen to Michael’s summary:
Oat variety trial in eastern Ontario
Norm Lamothe, Woodleigh Farms Ltd.
Listen to Norm’s summary:
Quinoa variety screening trial
Dean Orr, Mill Valley Farm
Listen to Dean’s summary:
Summer green head lettuce variety trial
Angie Koch, Fertile Ground Farm; Ann Slater, Ann Slater Organics; Hilary Moore, Maplelane Farm;,Martina Schaefer, Spiral Farm; Roger Thiessen & Romina Bortoluzzi, Our Fields Farm; Roger Rivest, Nature Lane Farms; Sarah Judd, Meadow Lynn Market Garden
Isolation distance for cut flower seed production
Kim Delaney, Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds
In search of short season northern grain amaranth varieties: A variety trial of grain amaranth (Amaranthus spp)
Kristine Hammel, Persephone Market Garden; Phil Mount, Flat Earth Farm; Rob Read, Willow Creek Permaculture Farm; Ronaldo Eleazar Lec Ajcot & Myriam Legault EcoSol; Farm Tarrah Young Green Being Farm; Janna Van Blyderveen, Norfolk Gardens
Shallow vs deep tillage in permanent beds for onions
Jeff Boesch, Cedar Down Farm