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Carbon footprints for wheat cropping systems in semiarid prairies
Wheat is the world's most favored cereal food source, second to rice. However, the production of wheat crop is often considered to be environmentally-unfriendly, because of the large inputs of fuel, inorganic fertilizer, ...
Managing an annual legume green manure crop for fallow replacement in southwestern Saskatchewan
Some scientists have suggested that in the Brown soil zone an annual legume green manure crop (GM) could be used as a partial-fallow replacement to protect the soil against erosion and increase its N fertility, particularly ...
Effect of cropping frequency, wheat classes, and flexible rotations on yield, production, and nitrogen economy in a Brown Chernozem
Producers in the semiarid Canadian prairies frequently summerfallow (F) to conserve water, control weeds, and to maximize soil N reserves; however, this practice often results in soil degradation. A crop rotation experiment ...