University of Manitoba: Natural Systems Agriculture: Soil Phosphorus Dynamics: Glenlea
University of Manitoba Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Department of Plant Science

Organic No-till
and Soil Conservation


Organic no-till system in April 2015.

During the very dry and very windy days in mid-April 2015, the organic no-till system shows no signs of soil erosion. The mulch is from a hairy vetch cover crop that was seeded in 2014. Hairy vetch winter kills under Manitoba conditions - using low temperature instead of herbicide for vegetation management. Spring wheat will be direct-seeded into the mulch in 2015.

Location: Glenlea long-term crop rotation study.

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This page created April 2015.
Last updated September 2016.