A web-based cover crop decision tool for growers in Eastern Canada

A new factsheet within the Sustainable Crop Protection series from the Pesticide Risk Reduction Program of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Pest Management Centre is now available: A web-based cover crop decision tool for growers in Eastern Canada (pdf).

You can also go directly to the Cover Crop Selector Tool.

Cover Crop Decision Tool for Eastern Canada
Cover Crop Decision Tool for Eastern Canada

From the factsheet: “A Cover Crop Selector Tool previously created for field crops by the US Midwest Cover Crops Council was used as a model for growers in Eastern Canada. The approach was to first create a comprehensive database of potential cover crop species and mixtures which would be suitable to grow in each province. The next step was to validate existing information related to agronomic practices, potential benefits and limitations of the various cover crops.”

The project was led by Dr. Laura Van Eerd, University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus, with input from specialists in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, PEI, and New Brunswick.

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