Cover cropping is a method of planting that helps build healthy soil and can be practiced in any farming operation. When carefully chosen and managed properly, cover crops can benefit production for farmers and help mitigate climate change.
This field day was held at Covert Farms Family Estate, where they implement regenerative farming practices of minimal soil disturbance, keeping the soil covered, multi-species cover crops, diverse crop rotations and integrated livestock to ensure future generations have an ever-improving environment. They experiment with cover cropping both as a test site for the Summerland Research and Development Centre’s research but also their own diversity research.
Thank you to our guest speakers and host farmer Gene Covert and Dr. Mehdi Sharifi as well as the many agrologists who provided support to farmers at this field day.
This event was supported by the BC Climate Agri-Solutions Fund. Funding for the BC Climate Agri-Solutions Fund was provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Agricultural Climate Solutions – On-Farm Climate Action Fund.
To help hear some of the questions from folks standing further away, turn on the captions on YouTube.