Sustainable Agriculture Student Research Projects: 2022

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Mow and Cover: Cover Crop Management Using No-till Practices in a Market Garden

Benjamin Alles, 2022

  • Key result: Covering a mowed cover crop with a tarp instead of tilling reduced time spent weeding in mulched organic cabbage plots.

Effect of Mowing on Sphagnum Regeneration in a Disturbed Peat Bog

Rue Badanic, 2022

  • Key result: Mowing cessation could promote Sphagnum moss regeneration in the degraded peat bog on Garden City Lands.

Growth Substrate Effect on Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) Mushroom Yield

Steph Bulman, 2022

  • Key result: Growth substrate did not affect yield of lion’s mane mushrooms.

Do Black Plastic Mulch and Metarhizium brunneum Interact to Protect Beets from Wireworm Feeding?

Rachel Cassidy, 2022

  • Key result: Metarhizium brunneum increased beet yield when used with black plastic mulch. No yield benefit was observed when M. brunneum or plastic mulch were used alone. 

Yield Effect of Flax (Linum usitatissimum) and Chickpea (Cicer arietinum) Intercropping

Moira Tarry, 2022

  • Key result: Dual purpose flax and chickpea had greater land output in mixed plantings than in monocultures. Flax dominated mixtures.


Funding and Support:


City of Richmond
Highline Mushrooms
KPU Student-Led Research GrantsOrganic Science Cluster III