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? Kevin’s Specific Question: Does a cover crop cocktail differ from buckwheat monoculture with respect...

Pasture-Raised Chicken Breed Comparison

Summary ● The Nova Free Ranger, a new meat chicken from Nova Scotia bred for free range living, may better integrate into ecological farms and produce nutritionally-superior meat compared to the industrial White Rock – Cornish Cross. ● Given the fast growth...

Garlic Mulch Trial

This document outlines the steps that Ken, Eric and Heather will follow to execute the research trial, Green Mulch Comparison for Garlic, including design, execution, data collection and data sharing. It also serves as a Memorandum of Understanding between...

Comfrey as a Companion Plant for Saskatoon and Black currant

More research is needed to determine the practicality and effectiveness of perennial cover crops in Ontario. Cover crops and soil health are critical components of ecological and profitable farming. Cover crop practices and research continue to generate considerable...

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