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? Mike’s Specific Question: How does mowing a cover crop cocktail that includes white clover compare to...

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...

No-till Spring Cereals with Different Cover Crops

Can a farmer use winter killed cover crop to provide fall and winter cover on soil and make suitable field conditions to no-till plant spring cereals? Most spring cereals are planted into fall tilled soil leaving fields susceptible to erosion and loss of nutrients....

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...

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