Cooperators Wanted – Landscape & Yield Study

March 17, 2017

The University of Calgary and Alberta Canola are seeking grower cooperators for a large research project aimed at determining where in the landscape yield is maximized.

We are seeking GPS Yield Data from combines for a 2-3 year period, for one field (or more, if you’re interested in helping out even more!). The data will be anonymized, aggregated and analyzed for yield, to determine the role natural areas play in crop yield, and the distance to which that effect is noticed.

Much like shelterbelts, grassed spaces, tree lines, hedgerows, fence lines, and wetlands can impact crop yield around them. Literature from the UK, Northern Europe, the USA and Australia suggest this is a very positive relationship.

We wish to investigate if the same is true in Canada and to identify which landscape features will help increase yield.

The Calgary based research team is looking for cooperators from across Alberta (ideally within 4-5 hour radius of Calgary)

Please contact Jess Vickruck at the University of Calgary to learn how to participate in this fascinating project!

email: [email protected]
office: 403-220-3465
cell: 905 359 7531

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