Saskatchewan Variety Performance Group – Data Enhancement and Wheat Midge Resistance Testing
- Term: 1 year starting 2017
- Funding amount: $ 62,622
- Project description: The Saskatchewan Variety Performance Group (SVPG) is an informal group made up of stakeholders who are interested in variety performance testing in Saskatchewan. SVPG has coordinated the post-registration regional performance testing of spring wheat, durum, barley, oats and flax varieties since 2006. The data collected from these trials is entered into annual publications Varieties of Grain Crops and SaskSeed Guide. In this project, SVPG is collecting additional data in the variety performance trials on priority traits including maturity, height, lodging, test weight, thousand kernel weight, ergot and wheat midge, to enhance the available data set and to provide farmers with more productive information on farming decisions.
Addressing biological limitations on nutrient cycling in organic cropping systems
This work will explore the specific nature of the nutrient limitations on long-term organically managed systems, by adding nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers as well as extra crop residues to identify the most limiting factors to crop growth and microbial activity.view all