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Soils at Guelph is an effort to increase awareness of research initiatives, facilitate collaboration and knowledge exchange among stakeholders, and to educate on the importance of soil health. 

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September 8, 2020

Field of fall rye following silage corn

NEW! Resources for Ontario from the Midwest Cover Crop Council

We are pleased to announce two new resources for Ontario farmers from the Midwest Cover …

September 4, 2020

Mat of green, crimped cereal rye mulch

Necessity is the mother of…innovation?

If your experience has been similar to mine, you’ve noticed a recent shift in your …

August 28, 2020

Green cover crop plots from the long-term experiment in Ridgetown

Is it profitable to store carbon with cover crops?

Inderjot Chahal, Richard J. Vyn, Danielle Mayers, and Laura Van Eerd. 2020. Cumulative impact of …

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Recent Projects

The Soil Microbiome: Linking Soil Biodiversity to Soil Health and Ecosystem Services

Understanding the microbial world in the soil is key to finding sustainable agricultural practices that work to protect the environment. Using a unique approach that combines the disciplines of soil science and molecular biology, we are able to quantif …

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Precision Agronomy Cover Crops by Soil Type and their Soil Health Footprint

Agricultural research has been known for carrying out studies on small plots. The arrival of precision ag technologies potentially allows rigorous, replicated studies to scale up to cover whole farm fields, spanning multiple soil types and landscape po …

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Improving Cover Crop Management: Cover Crop Mixtures With Different Termination Methods

Integration and management of cover crops is challenging due to the immediate time and cost constraints while potential benefits may be long-term. Adjusting cover crop production methods may balance these challenges while meeting producer goals. But th …

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Recent Publications

Tracing crop residue N into subsequent crops: Insight from long-term crop rotations that vary in diversity

Long-term diverse rotation alters nitrogen cycling bacterial groups and nitrous oxide emissions after nitrogen fertilization

Cumulative impact of cover crops on soil carbon sequestration and profitability in a temperate humid climate