The project compared the nitrogen uptake effects of green manure crops grown for a full season, in association with a main crop (organic corn or wheat), or after it is harvested. Physical soil properties, nitrogen availability, and nitrate losses were also monitored with and without controlled drainage.
From 2016 to 2018
Soil health, Fertilizer management, Organic farming
Green manure contributes to soil health.
Growing Forward 2 | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec - Innov'Action Programme | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
This project is to arouse interest in approaches to soil health and conservation and to promote their adoption by a greater number of Quebec field crop farmers.
Canola and wheat (wheat-corn-canola rotation) were planted in 2016 and 2017, respectively, on 12 experimental plots with tillage practices on the main plots (minimum tillage and chisel plow) and fertilization methods (mineral fertilizers, 25 m3/ha of pig manure and 50 m3/ha of pig manure) in the subplots.
The aim of the project is to assess the impact of applying various rates of glyphosate in field crop systems on the soil and crop rhizosphere microbiome.
Researcher: Richard Hogue