News April 2022, North America, Smart Farming, Sustainability, Webinars

Webinar: ‘Growing Potatoes with Cover Crops’

The Living Lab Ontario project is hosting a webinar on Growing Potatoes with Cover Crops tomorrow, April 20th from 12:30 to 1:30 pm (ET). 

The event is being hosted by the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) and the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA). Participants will be informed about the results of cover crop trials generated in Prince Edward Island through ‘Living Lab-Atlantic to Ontario’ producers. 

Join Living Lab Ontario farm cooperator, Ken Laing and Living Lab-Atlantic collaborator, Ryan Barrett from the PEI Potato Board for a discussion about growing potatoes with cover crops.

For Ken, his trials involve planting organic potatoes into a standing cover crop of rye/hairy vetch, mowing the cover crop and letting the potatoes grow without any tillage for weeds or hilling.

Ryan will discuss trials run with PEI potato growers that involve testing various fall-planted cover crops ahead of conventional potato production. Learn about the details of these systems, including their successes, challenges, and next steps through short presentations about the trials followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

Go here to register for the webinar.

The event will be recorded and the recording will be posted to the Living Lab website soon after.

Source: Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario
Further information:
Tracey Ryan, Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA)
[email protected]

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