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Manure, crops, and soil health
Optimizing nitrogen rates in Camelina sativa
Camelina is a new oilseed crop to western Canada with potential applications in cosmetics, human nutrition, and biofuel. Nitrogen recommendations for camelina production in Western Canada aren’t available. Field studies ...
The effects of potassium and chloride nutrition on seed yield of canaryseed
The year to year variability of grain yield in canaryseed has been a major concern among canaryseed growers. An experiment was conducted to determine the responsiveness of canaryseed seed yield to potassium (K) and chloride ...
How to get the most of P fertilizer in alfalfa stands
Phosphorus (P) is relatively immobile in soil. Our previous research has shown that the majority of fertilizer P recovered in soil as extractable P remains in the top 5 cm layer, even after long-term annual applications ...
Effect of added sulfur fertilizer on recovery of manure nitrogen in a sulfur deficient Luvisol
Intensive hog operations generate large amounts of manure that must be dealt with in a manner that is both economically and environmentally sound. The objective of the research described is to evaluate the effect of ...
Distribution of mycorrhizal fungi in different soil zone with pyrosequencing approach
We collected 83 soil samples distributed in all five soil types of Saskatchewan, and amplified 18s rDNA as our target DNA segment with primer pairs NS1/NS4 and AMV4.5NF/AMDGR. Sequencing results show that there is rich ...
Fire and iron: tools for disease management?
Large volumes of crop residue are often managed using tillage or burning. This study examined the effect of these practices on diseases of barley [leaf spots, Pyrenophora teres Drechsler and Cochliobolus sativus (Ito & ...