and Soil Conservation
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.