Optimizing tillage and competitive green manures for Canada thistle control

Posted on 26.06.2019 | Last Modified 26.06.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Steven Shirtliffe
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $115,615
Co-Funders: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Start Date: 2019
Project Length: 5 Years

Develop an organic strategy to effectively control Canada thistle. Identify practices that reduce density and patch size of Canada thistle infestations. Measure the cumulative effects of different management systems on Canada thistle density and patch size. Measure the impacts of Canada thistle management on soil quality.