Events Research Soil & Water

Cover crop open house

For commercial growers and agribusinesses.

Date: Thursday, 14th October 2010

Where: Two locations – different things to see at both sites (look for the signs)

9:00 am      OSCIA demonstration site – 10595 Fairview Line between the Mull and Harwich Roads

10:30 am   Across the road from 20701 Victoria Rd (formally 21 Hwy), north of Gosnell Line – at the back Ridgetown Campus research plots

Lunch         Provided after the tour

  • Underseeding cover crops in seed or sweet corn
  • Cover crops were planted after wheat, tomatoes, and cucumbers
  • Comparison of early vs. late cover crop growth
  • Many different cover crops (alfalfa, vetch, crimsom clover, winter pea, oilseed radish, buckwheat, sorghum and other grasses, as well as mixtures)
  • Funding provided by OSCIA Nutrient Management BMP Demonstration Grant, Seed Corn Growers of Ontario, Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers and OMAFRA.

For more information: contact Prof. Laura Van Eerd at the Ridgetown Campus – University of Guelph at 519 674-1644 or

No cost!  No pre-registration required!  CCA Credits have been applied for!

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