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September 24, 2021
Diversify crop rotations to improve yield and soil health
The corn-soybean rotation is the dominant cropping system on farmland throughout central Canada and the …
September 13, 2021
What matters more
It’s been eighteen months. Eighteen months since students stepped foot here on the Guelph campus, …
August 18, 2021
Split nitrogen applications are an economic and environmental win-win in dry years
Nitrogen fertilizer use in agriculture has been increasing; unfortunately, the same is true for nitrogen …
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 …
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 …
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 …