This symposium will look at approaches to provide ground cover beyond the time-frame that spring annual crops traditionally do. Topics to be covered include benefits to agricultural systems, diversification and potential options for producers. This symposium will conclude with a producer’s account of how they are utilizing plants to enhance their farm’s productivity and improve the soil.
Joanne Thiessen Martens, Research Associate, Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba, Research Associate, Organic Production Agronomy.
Dr. Emma Mcgeough, Department of Animal Science, University of Manitoba, Sustainable Grasslands/Livestock Production Systems.
Dr. Jamie Larsen, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge Research Centre.
Douglas J. Cattani, Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba, Perennials crops breeding and Agronomy.
Dr. Naresh Thevathasan, University of Guelph
Mr. Ryan Byod, SG&R Farms, Forrest Manitoba.