Organic No-Till Systems in Eastern Canada: A Review
AbstractFor more than a decade, studies have aimed to adapt the agronomy of organic no-till systems for the environmental conditions of Eastern Canada. Most research on organic no-till practices in Eastern Canada has been conducted in the province of Québec, where 4% of farms are certified organic, and results from these trials have been published in technical reports available in French. The objective of this review was to revisit previous research work on organic farming in Eastern Canada—the majority of which has been published as technical reports in the French language—in order to highlight important findings and to identify information gaps. Cover crop-based rotational no-till systems for organic grain and horticultural cropping systems will be the main focus of this review. Overall, a few trials have demonstrated that organic rotational no-till can be successful and profitable in warmer and more productive regions of Eastern Canada, but its success can vary over years. The variability in the success of organic rotational no-till systems is the reason for the slow adoption of the system by organic farmers. On-going research focuses on breeding early-maturing fall rye, and terminating cover crops and weeds with the use of bioherbicides. View Full-Text
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Halde, C.; Gagné, S.; Charles, A.; Lawley, Y. Organic No-Till Systems in Eastern Canada: A Review. Agriculture 2017, 7, 36.
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Halde, Caroline; Gagné, Samuel; Charles, Anaïs; Lawley, Yvonne. 2017. "Organic No-Till Systems in Eastern Canada: A Review." Agriculture 7, no. 4: 36.
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