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“Healthy Soils in Vegetable Crops”

Organic Alberta Conference 2018

Andrew Mans

@MansOrganics
Background
 Field Vegetables – Onions, Garlic, Squash,
Watermelons, Cantaloupe
 Greenhouse Vegetables – Tomatoes, Peppers,
Cucumbers, Eggplant
 Cover Crops!
What we do for weed management:
What we do for weed management:
What we do for weed management:
5/27/2016
What we do for weed management:
5/2/2017
What we do for weed management:
5/3/2016
What we do for weed management:
5/23/2017
What we do for weed management:
6/28/2017 8/7/2017
Green manure management:
7/4/2016
Green manure management:
6/3/2016
Green manure management:
6/14/2016
Green manure management:
7/4/2016
Green manure management:
6/30/2017
Green manure management:
 Species (Main Season): Sorghum Sudan, Proso
Millet, Pearl Millet, Chickling Vetch, Sweet
Clover, Faba Beans, Oats, Peas, Phacelia,
Kale, Collards, Safflower, Mung Beans, Chicory,
Turnip (Buckwheat*)
 Species (Fall): Proso Millet, Tillage Radish,
Faba Beans, Sweet Clover, Phacelia
Green manure management:
7/6/2016
Green manure management:
7/10/2017
Green manure management:
7/10/2017
Green manure management:
7/20/2016
Green manure management:
8/16/2016
Green manure management:
8/16/2016
Green manure management:
8/29/2016
Green manure management:
10/14/2016
Green manure management:
10/14/2016
Green manure management:
3/3/2017
Green manure management:
4/10/2017
Green manure management:
6/7/2017
Green manure management:
6/28/2017
Green manure management:
11/9/2016
Green manure management:
11/9/2016
Green manure management:
6/28/2017
Recommended resources:
 A Soil Owners Manual - Jon Stika
 Seed: Cover Crops Canada - covercrops.ca
 www.soilguys.com/resources.html