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simulated hail damage & foliar-applied recovery

Effects of simulated hail damage and foliar-applied recovery treatments on growth and grain yield of wheat, field pea, and dry bean crops

Publication Date:

7 April 2021

Hailstorms can be responsible for significant economic loss to the agricultural sector in Alberta, Canada. Foliar applications of certain fungicides and nutrient blends have been advocated to promote recovery and yield of hail-damaged crops.

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precision planting and seeding rates on canola plant

Effect of precision planting and seeding rates on canola plant density and seed yield in southern Alberta

Publication Date:

11 February 2022

Precision planters are recently being adopted for seeding canola to improve crop establishment and seed yield. This study determined the effect of seeding canola using precision planters (30.5 and 50.8 cm seeding row width) and conventional air drill seeders.

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Research Reports

Final reports on our research

Developing skills for grain corn production in Alberta

Developing agronomic knowledge and management skills for grain corn production in Alberta

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Recovery of pulse crops from hail in Alberta

Recovery of pulse crops from hail in Alberta using foliar fungicides and nutrient blends

Publication Date:

11 February 2022

Alberta is the hail capital of Canada. Extreme weather events frequently cause large amounts of damage to houses, cars and agricultural crops. Farmers are particularly at the mercy of mother nature when it comes to hailstorms.

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hail damaged wheat

Crop management decisions in hail damaged wheat

Publication Date:

30 March 2017

Crop losses from hail damage vary with intensity, timing and spatially. Producers have few options available after hail damage other than reseeding, silaging/greenfeeding or waiting to harvest what remains.

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Fungicide application

Provides effective control of leaf spotting diseases in western Canada

Publication Date:

October 2018

Leaf spotting diseases commonly occur on spring wheat crops grown in Saskatchewan, causing yield losses of up to 15%, although greater losses have been documented during severe epidemics.

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Developing skills for grain corn production in Alberta

Seeding between the lines: Evaluating the potential of inter-row seeding for canola in southern Alberta

Publication Date:

21 December 2018

In response to concerns about acetolactate synthase (ALS) inhibitor–resistant weeds in wheat production systems, we explored the efficacy of managing Bromus spp., downy and Japanese bromes, in a winter wheat system...

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Winter wheat response to enhanced efficiency fertilizers in the Canadian Prairies

Optimal nitrogen management can improve agronomic efficiency, and increase winter wheat grain yield and protein content.

Publication Date:

N/A

Two experiments were conducted to measure the responses of winter wheat to enhanced efficiency N fertilizers and timing/placements across the Canadian Prairies.

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Winter wheat yields increase

Winter wheat yields are increased by seed treatment and fall applied fungicide

Publication Date:

01 July 2016

Poor stand establishment resulting in lower yield is a major constraint to expanding winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) land area across the semiarid temperate regions of the northern Great Plains.

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Winter wheat cropping system response

Response to seed treatments, seed size, and sowing density

Publication Date:

01 May 2016

Poor stand establishment resulting in lower yield is a major constraint to expanding winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) across western Canada. We conducted a study totaling 26 site-years over three growing seasons

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