Osoyoos Desert Society


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Cover Crop Study

The climate and soil conditions found in the South Okanagan have made it a popular site for agriculture. Many of today’s growers are active in conservation efforts and are adopting sustainable, environmentally-friendly practices for their operations.

The Osoyoos Desert Society is partnering with six South Okanagan vineyards on a cover crop study using native seed mixes. The study is designed to find out which native species are best for planting between vineyard rows. Determining an effective seed mix will offer vineyards a low-irrigation solution to controlling dust and erosion while providing native habitat for local wildlife. 

Our thanks to the Real Estate Foundation of BC for funding the Cover Crop Study and to the following vineyards for their participation in the project: Coulombe, Black Hills, Liquidity, Joie Farm, Clos du Soleil and Cranston Hill.