4 Questions: Two Farmers Share Their Answers on Cover Crops

Tillage radish seeded into soybeans at leaf drop. Foresee any issues? Credit: Darren Robinson.

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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