What are the benefits of Cover Cropping?

The DF&WT Winter Cover Crop Stewardship Program has been successfully implemented in partnership with Delta farmers for over 20 years. Growers enrolled in the program continue to trial seed mixes to enhance the soil and wildlife conservation value of their farm fields. Check out this neat article from our neighbours south of the border – cover crops are receiving international …

DF&WT on Global News

Watch DF&WT Program Co-ordinator Christine Terpsma and Nature Trust CEO Jasper Lament speak with Global News about Cover Crops, Snow Geese, and more! Snow Geese in flight (photo credit: David Bradbeer)

Cover Crop Research Helps Refine Management

Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust conducted an experimental field study of waterfowl habitat use on Delta Farms during the winter of 2009. Our results show that winter cover crop management, including planting date and cover crop species used, influences the capacity of a field to support waterfowl. Winter wheat planted in late August and early September supported significantly more waterfowl …