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U of M Graduate Student Conducting Survey On Intercropping

Will Bailey-Elkin, a graduate student in Plant Science at the University of Manitoba under the supervision of Dr. Martin Entz, is conducting a survey on intercropping. The research project is focused on the economics of organic pea-intercropping. He is reaching out to farmers that practice certified organic pea-intercropping.
 
Participant Requirements:
 
• Certified organic
• Farm located in Manitoba, Saskatchewan or Alberta
• Field size of 40 acres or more
• Experience growing pea-intercrops in the last 2-3 years
 
The overall goal of the questionnaire is to add on-farm information to an economic analysis of different pea-intercrop seed mixtures. Because intercropping is a relatively new method of crop production in the Canadian Prairies, the information provided will help develop a greater understanding of the true costs involved in practicing pea-intercropping across the Canadian Prairies. This baseline of information will allow agriculturalists to provide extension resources to farmers and foster capacity building within the organic industry.
 
Will can be contacted at baileyew@myumanitoba.ca 
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