Cover Cropping on the Prairies
Cover crops are often viewed with skepticism by Prairie farmers due to the limitations of the short growing seasons and the unpredictable weather. Increasingly early adopter farmers are adapting cover crops to Prairie cropping systems and environmental conditions. However, there remains a lack of information on how farmers in the Prairies are using cover crops, which hinders further adoption, research, and extension. The report by 2020-2022 CAPI Doctoral Fellow Callum Morrison discusses the current state of cover cropping on the Prairies after hearing from 211 farmers across the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.