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Impacts of cover crops and crop residues on phosphorus losses in cold climates: a review
The use of plants in riparian buffers or cover crops is widely proposed as a strategy to mitigate sediment and nutrient losses from land to water. In cold climates, concerns may arise with regard to potentially elevated ...
Genetic variation and stability of agronomic and quality traits in soybean varieties grown in western Canada between 2013 and 2018
Soybean is one of the major crops of the world, but relatively new to western Canada, especially areas west of Morden, Manitoba. Expansion of soybean production to these Canadian Prairies has been slow due to a lack of ...
Economic assessment of pulse crop rotations in western Canada
Pulse crops have become essential to farming practices in the Northern Great Plains, but little has been studied how rotation systems with different crop mixes affect the economic returns. Initiated in 2010, a four-year ...
The carbon life cycle assessment of the production of shelterbelt species in Saskatchewan
Shelterbelt tree and shrub adoption has been a major landscape management practice on agricultural land in Saskatchewan throughout the 1900s. Shelterbelt trees were distributed to landowners, free of charge, from 1901 to ...
Microbial Metropolis: Understanding how legume pasture systems interact with soil microbial communities, and subsequent greenhouse gas emissions
Cattle producers may graze animals on mixed pastures of non-bloat legumes and grasses. This approach can increase dietary protein uptake, improve animal value, and reduce cattle methane emissions by decreasing pasture ...
Exploring agroecological practices in Canada
A comparison study of alfalfa (Medicago sativa) populations with long-term grazing history
Understanding the effect of long-term grazing on alfalfa populations is important for identifying superior alfalfa genotypes adapted to animal grazing. The objective of this study was to compare alfalfa populations collected ...
Fall 2018 soil nutrient supply rates, what do the trends show?
The reporting of regional or provincial soil test summaries has varying degrees of value depending on the individual using the data. The monitoring of yearly data will give indications of average soil nutrient supply changes ...
The impact of DCD and NBPT concentration on nitrification and volatilization
Nitrification inhibitors are used in agriculture to slow the conversion of ammonium to nitrate by inhibiting ammonia monoxygenace (AMO), which is found within the Nitrosomonas bacteria. There are two ways to inhibit ...
Allelic diversity of HMW and LMW glutenin subunits and ω-gliadins in Canadian hard red spring bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) developed over 150 years
Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is a major cereal crop that is grown around the world. Wheat based products are an important component of human diet as source of calories and proteins. The wheat grain storage proteins are ...