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2022 province-wide Ontario Biostrip Till Tailgate Tour

2022 province-wide Ontario Biostrip Till Tailgate Tour

The Ontario Biostrip Till Tailgate Tour to take place September 6-9 in different parts of Ontario during each day.

By Andrew Joseph,; Image courtesy of OMAFRA

From Chatham, to Middlesex, to Huron to Simcoe, to Niagara, Haldimand, Brant, and Dundas—the 2022 Ontario BioStrip Tour is coming to a farm and research station near you.

The event is organized by St Clair Conservation Authority and OMAFRA Field Crop Team and will be held September 6-9, 2022.

The event’s full name is: 2022 Ontario BioStrip Till, Strip Till, Green Planting and No-Till Tailgate Tour, so there’s plenty to learn, as you meet with farmers, researchers, extension and conservation authority people, and explore the world of BioStrip Till and Conventional Strip Till farming.

The tour is very informal.

Just park safely along the side of the road as indicated in the site details table and maps, and meet with the host for whatever part of the two hour block interests you.

It’s happening rain or shine, so bring your raincoat, rubber boots, umbrella, and a lawn chair.

No refreshments, lunch or washroom facilities provided at the sites—so plan accordingly.

However, the exception to informalities is a free meal available on Thursday, September 8th, at the last stop of the day.

What is BioStrip Till?
Glad you asked. While there are many flavours, it essentially is replacing steel with plants to do the tillage.

Often, two different cover crop mixtures are seeded following cereal harvest into distinct paths for next years corn rows, and wheel traffic. The corn row mix dies over winter and the corn is seeded. The wheel row has overwintering covers and they provide footing and stability for equipment next spring and throughout the season including harvest while being terminated with the normal herbicide program.

Come and see what the possibilities are.

Full schedule and locations can be found by clicking HERE.

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