Fertility/Climate/Environment

Research Topic: Fertility/Climate/Environment

4R Management: Right Rate and Placement for Fertilizer in Oats

  • Project Status: In Progress
  • Principal Investigators: Northeast Agriculture Research Foundation (NARF).
  • Project Dates: April 2022-February 2023
  • Abstract/Summary: The purpose of this demonstration is to highlight the impact of fertilizer placement and rate on oat establishment, seed yields and quality. Oat response to various macronutrients has been investigated, and research has shown that oats are responsive to additions of nitrogen and sometimes phosphate. Prior research has not included different fertilizer placement methods. Some research in this area has been done on wheat, showing different responses and impacts from various placements. The intention is to demonstrate different fertilizer placements at seeding, and determine where or not these affect plant stands, yields, or crop quality. This project is funded by ADOPT.

Research Topic: Fertility/Climate/Environment

  • Project Status: In Progress
  • Principal Investigators: Mike Hall, through AgriARM
  • Project Dates: April 2022 – Feb 2023
  • Abstract/Summary: The objective of this project is to demonstrate the response of a modern oat varieties to the historically recommended rate of 60 lb N /ac against the more recently suggested recommendation of 90 lb N/ac, and to determine the relative importance of adding phosphorus (P), potassium (K) and sulphur (S) for these different nitrogen (N) recommendations in eastern Saskatchewan. The influence of treatment on oat yield, lodging and test weight will be determined. This project is funded by the ADOPT program.
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Research Topic: Fertility/Climate/Environment

  • Project Status: In Progress
  • Principal Investigators: Dr. Elwin Smith and Dr. Danny LeRoy
  • Project Dates: April 2018 – March 2022
  • Abstract/Summary: While some short rotations are currently profitable, the lack of diversification in a cropping system can be detrimental to maintaining crop yield and profitability. This study will look at determining the net return and the variability of net return, associated with cropping systems of different rotation length and diversity of crops. This project will be completed in 2022.
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Research Topic: Fertility/Climate/Environment

  • Project Status: In Progress
  • Principal Investigators: Dr. Kate Congreves at the University of Saskatchewan
  • Project Dates: January 2021 – December 2024
  • Abstract/Summary: There is no direct annual data on net carbon footprints of Saskatchewan cropping systems. This project will address this gap by providing spatially and temporally integrated data on greenhouse gas (GHG; N2O and CO2) emissions at the field scale level. This information will be used to determine net ecosystem exchange and the net carbon footprint of the cropping system.
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Research Topic: Fertility/Climate/Environment

  • Project Status: In Progress
  • Principal Investigators: Dr. Fran Walley, University of Saskatchewan, Richard E. Farrell(co-PI)
  • Project Dates: January 2020 – December 2021
  • Abstract/Summary: The goal is to develop new estimates for crop nutrient uptake and removal, as the current information regarding crop nutrient uptake and removal does not reflect current crop yields, and the grain and straw nutrient concentration estimates are not adequately reflective of current varieties. Also, there is no consistent data regarding micronutrient uptake and removal. This is a two- year project that will be co-funded by ADF.
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