Effectiveness of an annual vs. end-of-season legume green manure crop in increasing soil resilience and providing sufficient nitrogen

Aubert Michaud, researcher

Aubert Michaud

Researcher

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Marc-Olivier Gasser, researcher

Marc-Olivier Gasser

Researcher

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Maryse Leblanc, researcher

Maryse Leblanc

Researcher

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Description

The project compared the nitrogen uptake effects of green manure crops grown for a full season, in association with a main crop (organic corn or wheat), or after it is harvested. Physical soil properties, nitrogen availability, and nitrate losses were also monitored with and without controlled drainage.

Objective(s)

  • Evaluate nitrogen inputs and soil profile improvements associated with five scenarios involving legume green manures
    • grown for a full season
    • in association with the main crop
    • after the main crop is harvested

From 2016 to 2018

Project duration

Field crops

Activity areas

Soil health, Fertilizer management, Organic farming

Services

Green manure contributes to soil health.

Partners

Growing Forward 2 | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec - Innov'Action Programme | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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