Greg Vermeersch runs VanMeer farms, a large grain farm in the Tillsonburg area, and has been innovating with cover crops and no-till/strip-till on his sandy ground.
For his Living Lab – Ontario project, he is looking at double-cropping winter barley and soybeans. In one side of his field, he planted barley in twin 30” rows last fall and planted soybeans between the rows in late April. On the other side of the field, he planted and harvested barley as normal and planted beans July 15, after harvest.
He is curious to know which is more practical and cost-effective, and better understand the agronomic effects of inter-planting the two crops together. Follow him on Twitter or TikTok!