Making cover crops work with grain cropping systems in the Canadian Prairies

Posted on 19.01.2023 | Last Modified 19.01.2023
Lead Researcher (PI): Maryse Bourgault
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $284,040
Co-Funders: Manitoba Crop Alliance, Results Driven Agriculture Research, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission, Saskatchewan Forage Seed Development Commission
Start Date: 2022
Project Length: 3 Years

Identify cover crop species and establishment methods in canola and wheat. Identify compatible herbicide packages (canola) or herbicides (wheat) and timings of application for cover crops. Quantify the impact of cover crop growth on the subsequent cash crop.