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ONFARM Cooperator Spotlight: Gord and Rete MacPherson

Nov 29, 2021

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OntarioSoilandCrop

Farm Type: Poultry and cash crop
Crop: Soybean, sweet corn
Landscape: Undulating
Soil Type: Clay loam till
BMP treatment: Cover crop vs no cover crop
Monitoring: Surface and subsurface runoff

This project aims to quantify the impact of cover crops on water quality at the field scale. Cereal rye was planted in fall 2020, following soybean harvest, and a portion of the field was left without a cover crop. A T-shaped berm in the field separates the two treatments, each with its own tile and surface outlet. The cereal rye will be terminated in the spring ahead of sweet corn and the cover crop trial repeated in fall 2021.