Thanks to the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Main Bayfield watershed producers were able to take part in several peer-to-peer learning opportunities. The annual Cover Crop Workshop returned in January with local producers sharing both their success and challenges. A pop-up tour in April at the Huronview Demonstration Farm allowed producers to have a look at overwintered cover crops, hear about rye termination strategies, and discuss considerations for planting green. With this in mind, soybeans were successfully planted directly into a lush cover crop at Huronview in early June using a roller crimper and strip-tilling. In the fall, members of the Huron Soil and Crop Improvement Association began to investigate the feasibility of planting a late-season rye cover crop after grain corn, which will carry through to 2023.
Nearest city or town: Clinton, Ontario
Project start date: July 1, 2011
Project focus: Combination of Education, Restoration, and Monitoring
Project contact: Hope Brock