Organic pea-intercropping study looks for grower input

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By Glacier FarmMedia staff

Will Bailey-Elkin, a graduate student in Plant Science at the University of Manitoba, wants feedback from growers who practice certified organic pea-intercropping.

Bailey-Elkin has prepared a short questionnaire (click here to go to page to download doc file) as part of a research project focussing on the economics of organic pea-intercropping.

Participant requirements are as follows:

  • Certified organic
  • Farm located in Manitoba, Saskatchewan or Alberta
  • Field size of 40 acres or more
  • Experience growing pea-intercrops in the last 2-3 years

“The overall goal of the questionnaire is to add on-farm information to an economic analysis of different pea-intercrop seed mixtures,” says Bailey-Elkin. “Because intercropping is a relatively new method of crop production in the Canadian Prairies, the information provided will help develop a greater understanding of the true costs involved in practicing pea-intercropping across the Canadian Prairies. This baseline of information will allow agriculturalists to provide extension resources to farmers and foster capacity building within the organic industry.”

Completed questionnaires can be sent by email at [email protected].

If you have questions about the project, please feel free to contact Bailey-Elkin at the email address linked above.