Sensitivity and Reproducibility of Soil Health Tests

To what extent are soil health tests reproducible and sensitive to practices on ecological farms? It is widely recognized that standard soil tests often don’t reflect the fertility or production potential on ecological farms. So the question remains: what...

Meat Chicken Comparison

Part of a multi-farm trial on 2 farms asking Research Question: Does the Nova Free Ranger, a meat chicken derived from European heritage breeds, differ from the industrial White Rock with respect to production costs and meat quality?

Quick Turnaround Cover Crops Before Brassicas

Part of a multi-farm trial on 5 farms asking the Research Question: Do spring planted cover crops benefit the production of late season brassica cash crops? Ryan’s Specific Questions: Experiment 1: Do cover crops benefit late season brassicas and does a...

Southern Ontario Pepper Breeding Project Update

This project started in 2016 using seed obtained from Dr. Michael Mazourek’s breeding program at Cornell University of a cross made between commercial varieties Ace and Aristotle. The 2019 season will be the fourth year of growing out the cross Ace F1 x...

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