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Impact of introducing alien storage proteins on the bread-making quality and agronomic performance of spring wheat
The relatively narrow genetic base of spring wheat grown in western Canada puts the crop at risk from attack by pests which reduce yield and marketability. Interspecific hybridization is used to introduce new genetic sources ...
An integrated approach towards sustainable soil and water quality management
Understanding the influence of legumes, used as winter cover crops or under-seeded in row-crops, on soil N dynamics is critical in developing sustainable soil and water quality management strategies. An incubation experiment ...
Does conservation tillage affect nodulation of field pea?
Field experiments were conducted at Fort Vermilion and Beaverlodge, Alberta, and at Melfort and Tisdale, Saskatchewan to determine the effect of direct seeding on nodulation of field pea. There was significant reduction ...
Use of carbon isotope discrimination to indirectly select for improved seed yield in lentil
Carbon isotope discrimination (CID) has been proposed as a secondary trait to indirectly select for improved water use efficiency and seed yield. To determine the effectiveness of CID to indirectly select for seed yield, ...
Avadex BW® and Fortress® use in direct seeding
Effect of timings of water supply on dry matter partitioning and yield of mustard (Brassica juncea L.)
Rapeseed and mustard, two of the major oilseed crops, are widely grown in the world. With improvements in seed oil and meal quality, mustard can compete with rapeseed in the local as well as international markets, and it ...
Spatial and temporal variations of N2O evolution at the landscape-scale as affected by land use
Nitrous oxide has been widely recognized as a major scientific and environmental issue because of its involvement in global warming and destruction of the atmospheric ozone layer. Soils generally act as source of N2O, but ...
Ascochyta resistance in lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus)
The genetic basis of resistance to Ascochyta blight was determined for 20 lentil genotypes and six F2 populations. Plants were space planted in rows in the field with adjacent spreader rows of the susceptible check Spanish ...
Yield trends of wheat – impact of fertilization and legume
A long-term (34-yr) crop rotation experiment being conducted at Indian Head, Saskatchewan, on a thin Black Chernozem with heavy clay texture, was used to assess the influence of fertilizer (N and P), sweetclover green ...