This three year project has two main objectives: (1) to assess and mitigate the soil impacts and crop growth potential resulting from a mulching/subsoiling process and (2) develop a business case that will evaluate mulching and other methods of traditional land clearing. Based on outcomes from this project, mulching and its role in agriculture will be better understood and producers will have sound information necessary to make informed decisions regarding their land management practices. Year 1 of the project focused on clearing and preparing the land while Year 2 and Year 3 will incorporate cropping practices to assess crop potential.

Read the entire report here: Rapid Development of Farmland from Boreal Forest 2015