Soil conservation through extended crop rotations effective fertilizer application
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A reduced frequency of summerfallowing associated with extended rotations could be beneficial in terms of helping to arrest and possibly overcome the degree of soil degradation that has taken place. However, in the east central region of Saskatchewan, extended stubble cropping is frequently perceived as being impractical because of the high input costs that are involved. In most cases,the major input cost in re-cropping is fertilizer. Therefore, if extended re-cropping programs are to be accepted by more of the farming community, the benefits of effective fertilizer application need to be demonstrated under local conditions. The objective of this study is to help create an awareness of the importance of effective fertilizer application in making extended crop rotations practical and profitable. This report will review the results obtained during the growing season of 1987.
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