Episode 2

UBC field trials: Using tarps as overwinter soil cover

In this episode, we'll be learning about on-farm research trials that examined the role that silage tarps can play in managing agricultural soils in the winter months in British Columbia. Raelani Kesler, Master of Soil Science student with the Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes Lab, discusses the research process and key findings. Our conversation includes some of the challenges growers face managing soils in a changing climate and some of the tradeoffs associated with cover crops and tarps on the farm.

The link to the project report referenced in this episode can be found here

Project contact

Raelani Kesler: rkesler@mail.ubc.ca

Project Funding Acknowledgement

Funding for The Climate Change Adaptation Program has been provided by the Governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The program is delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC.

Opinions expressed herein are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Governments of Canada and British Columbia or the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC. The Governments of Canada and British Columbia, and the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC, and their directors, agents, employees, or contractors will not be liable for any claims, damages, or losses of any kind whatsoever arising out of the use of, or reliance upon, this information.

Podcast Funding Acknowledgment

Funding for this project has been provided by the governments of Canada and British Columbia under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.

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