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 Project

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 her 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.