Does comfrey promote growth and fruit production of saskatoon berry and black currant?

Farmer: Pat Kozowyk, Ivan Chan and Arthur Churchyard

Farm: Baba Link Farm, Eden in Season, Eramosa Currants

Region: West

Publish Date: February 6, 2018

Article Type: Research Report

Research Priorities: Cover Crops 

Perennial cover crops have many ecological benefits. However, they may compete with the crop or not provide sufficient weed control. Progress to Date: In their second year with comfrey, Pat found no difference in saskatoon growth or production compared to shrubs without comfrey. In their first year, Arthur and Ivan collected baseline data, and they will continue to measure growth and production for another 2 years.

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