Garlic Mulch Experiment Update

This document updates the protocol Eric will follow to answer the following questions: Does the cover crop make a difference to garlic yield and labour? What is best way to manage the cover crop? This is a part of a multi-farm trial with completed projects at Heather...

Spring Planted White Clover in Garlic

Garlic on small organic farms is typically either dry mulched (e.g. straw) or grown in bare soil and cultivated for weed control. Farmers would like to see the soil covered to prevent erosion, increase water retention, and improve soil nutrition. However, water...

Living & Dry Spring Mulches in Garlic

Garlic on small organic farms is typically either dry mulched (e.g. straw) or grown in bare soil and cultivated for weed control. Farmers would like to see the soil covered to prevent erosion, increase water retention, and improve soil nutrition. However, water...

Comfrey as a Companion for Saskatoon

This document outlines the steps that Pat will follow to execute her research trial, Comfrey as a Companion Plant for Saskatoon , including design, execution, data collection and data sharing. It also serves as a Memorandum of Understanding between Pat and the...

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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