Summary of Projects 2016

Brief summary of the year, including the data collected in 2016 by EFAO farmer-researchers. This was included in the package given out at the Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference in Kingston, Nov/Dec 2016.

Interplanting Onions and Brassicas

Interplanting is an agroecological approach that optimizes space, light capture, and water and nutrient use. Effective combinations vary by region and system, and Ryan wanted to test different intercropping distances using a paper pot transplanter. Ryan’s...

Interplanting Brassicas and Onion

This document outlines the steps that Ryan will follow to execute his research trial, Intercropping Onions and Brassicas , including design, execution, data collection and data sharing. It also serves as a Memorandum of Understanding between Ryan and the EFAO. This...

Broccoli Breeding Year 1

The goal is to breed a heat tolerant heading broccoli that has broad genetics to be adaptable to climate variability and is bred for organic systems.

Reduced Tillage for Fall Brassicas

Ryan wants to see if they can reduce soil tillage/weed cultivation and irrigation requirements for fall brassicas. To do this, he will trial a mix of fall rye and hairy vetch cover crop, which will be crimped and used as mulch the following season for late-season...

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