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Trends in crop production in the Canadian prairies
Dryland agriculture in the Canadian prairies is continuously confronted by change. In response to growing competition in the global market place producers have sought alternative crop production methods in order to maintain ...
Split nitrogen applications for management of yield and protein of wheat grown in dryland
The feasibility of using split-N applications for managing yield and protein of wheat grown on dryland was studied in a field experiment initiated on a sandy loam and silt loam near Swift Current. Spring wheat was grown ...
A bioenergy success story: the energy savings implications of the increase in legumes in rotations since 1990
The energy savings achieved by the increase in field peas and lentil production in western Canada between 1990 and 1995 were calculated to be 4.46 PJ (petajoules) per year, equivalent to 1.7 % of the total energy costs of ...
Impact of crop rotation and tillage on some soil quality characteristics
An 11-yr rotation-tillage experiment conducted on a coarse-textured, Brown Chernozemic soil at Cantaur, southwestern Saskatchewan, was used to demonstrate the beneficial effects of reducing cropping frequency and tillage ...
Water use efficiency and precipitation use efficiency of crops in the semiarid prairie
The importance of water use efficiency (WUE) in crop production, in the semiarid prairie, is based on the fact that the available water is the most limiting factor influencing crop production. This poster compares water ...