Custom Research Projects
Desiccating seed alfalfa 1-2 weeks earlier may improve desiccation efficacy and lower the risk of inclement weather interrupting harvest activities without impacting harvestability or grain quality (dockage and/or germination).
This study was designed to test the efficacy of Acetic acid in combination with surfactants to desiccate seed alfalfa. The goal is to increase the options for growers and improve harvestability and/or yield.
Land rollers are commonly used to push rocks into the soils and improve harvest operation during silage crop production. Other benefits of land rolling
Distribution and abundance of insect pests in Alberta that affect field crops is correlated with climate, weather, agronomic practices, and natural enemies.
A biological and physical baseline developed within the province will provide a framework that can help define strategies for managing and improving the productive capacity, and sustainability, of our soils.
Winter crops provide a distinct advantage over spring crops in extending the growing season under western Canadian conditions.
Alfalfa weevils are a pest in seed alfalfa production because the larvae eat the flower buds off the plants. This study focuses on testing several insecticide options for farmers, aiming to help them protect their crops from this pest.
This project sets out to find the effects of rolling barley at various stages of crop growth and to recommend best management practices for successful crop growth and yield.