Too much water or too little: climate resilient vegetable farming
Dr. Sean Smukler, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Biology and Soil Science, Sustainable Agriculture Landscapes Lab, Faculty of Land and Food Systems (PI)
Farm Adaptation Innovator Program
About the Project
This project will assess the field performance of a suite of novel soil management practices relative to, and in combination with, existing practices, on soil-water dynamics in a coordinated study that includes controlled experiments, on-farm demonstration trials, and modelling of longer-term impacts and associated farm economics. Using results of field trials, through collaboration with participating farmers, we will develop a set of site-specific recommendations that account for variation in soils and climate, to share through farmer networks, producer associations, workshops and digital planning tools.