4 Questions: Two Farmers Share Their Answers on Cover Crops

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Ontario’s farmers are relatively familiar with using red clover on wheat to fix nitrogen and keep the soil covered into the fall, but cover crop use has quickly surpassed a one-species on one-crop approach.

Lyndsey Smith, Ontario field editor for RealAgriculture, sat down with two farmers to ask them 4 Questions on cover crops: what’s your goal; do you strip till (and with what); what’s your favourite cover crop mix; and, what’s been your biggest lesson so far with growing cover crops?

Hear the answers from Laurent Van Arkel (@woody_va) and Rob Luymes (@rluymes), below!

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