Fertility studies on irrigated cabbage and carrots in Saskatchewan
Porter, Brian James
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Fertility studies play an important part in determining how crop yields can be increased. Many vegetables grow rapidly and have high demands for plant nutrients. With the development of the Gardiner Dam in Saskatchewan, interest is being shown in the commercial growing of vegetables under irrigated conditions. During 1970 about 334 hectares of potatoes were grown commercially in the area, and some increase in this acreage is expected in 1971. Very little research on the nutrient requirements for vegetables grown in Saskatchewan has been done, and there is a need for further studies. The Department of Horticulture Science at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon has conducted fertility studies since 1962 on a number of crops including the present study on cabbage and carrots, with financial assistance from the Saskatchewan Research Council. The latter experiments were carried out on Asquith Fine Sandy Loam at Saskatoon and Outlook, Saskatchewan. All measures and weights reported in this thesis have been expressed according to the metric system and the precision of these figures does not necessarily indicate the high degree of accuracy, but rather are the result of conversions to the metric system.