Trading chemicals for clover in cereal fields

Farmers were offered the opportunity to look at how they can reduce polluntants in their fields while optimizing nutrients in their soil at a presentation in Luskville on Oct. 7. Christine Rieux, an agrologist with the Shawville office of the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, explains how intercropping traps more nitrogen in the earth while building a healthier soil.
Donald Teuma-Castelletti LUSKVILLE Nov. 7, 2017 Pontiac farmers were invited to an information session last week on how they could reduce pollutants in their soil while potentially increasing crop yield. Hosted at Stépido Farm in Luskville, around ten local farmers attended the meeting on intercropping trials in cereals fields, learning about Pontiac farms that have put the methods to test. The study conducted was of intercropping clover within cereals and the benefits to both the soil and crops.

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