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Agronomic and economic benefits of fertilizing crops
Operating costs at farm level can be divided into essential, enhancement, maintenance, protection and insurance. Save growth hormones, which are not common in western Canada, fertilizer and better quality of seed are the ...
Urea treatment affects safe rates of seed placed nitrogen in Saskatchewan
Placing urea in close proximity to seed can cause seedling damage resulting in poor crop establishment. Plant densities are often well below the optimum, and plants that do emerge can exhibit poor vigor. Several strategies ...
The economics of potato crop rotations in southern Manitoba
Rapid expansion of the potato industry in Manitoba has led to increased potato production in Manitoba. While the introduction of potatoes into current cropping systems may provide an opportunity for producers to increase ...
Different freezing factors associated with Saskatchewan winters in relation to the viability of Penicillium bilaiae
Survival of Penicillium bilaiae over the winter months is essential for use on fall seeded canola crops. Through a series of freeze experiments it is has been demonstrated that P. bilaiae can successfully survive low ...
Update on fall dormant seeded canola research
Evaluating the response of Galium species and populations to herbicides
Canola (Brassica napus L.) is one of the most important grain crops in Western Canada. The recent profitability of canola has resulted in tightened crop rotations and increased acres devoted to canola production. Galium ...
Impact of tillage system, preceding crops, and P fertilizer on economic performance of flax production
Conservation farming is a system approach that considers all factors that affect production. Reduced tillage is one of the methods of conservation farming and is becoming increasingly popular on the prairie. This will ...
Stubble effects on crop microclimate and crop performance in a sub-humid prairie climate
Stubble impacts crop microclimate in ways that have not been well-investigated, particularly in the context of crop establishment, growth and yield. In this study, the effects of different stubble heights on crop microclimate, ...
Considering belowground nitrogen of crops grown in prairie agroecosystems
Grain legumes can improve the yield of succeeding cereal crops through nitrogen and non-nitrogen benefits. Included among these is the input of symbiotically-fixed N from the remaining legume residues following grain ...
A decade of herbicide-resistant crops in Canada
This review examines some agronomic, economic, and environmental impacts of herbicide-resistant (HR) canola, soybean, corn, and wheat in Canada after 10 years of growing HR cultivars. The rapid adoption of HR canola and ...