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Canola frequency effects on nutrient turnover and root-microbe interactions

Lead Researcher Tim Dumonceaux
Co-Researcher(s) N/A
Start Date April 2018
End Date March 2021
Funding Partners SaskCanola
Status Ongoing

The Challenge

While the effects of disease on crop productivity can be immediately apparent with shortened rotations, negative impacts on soil properties such as a balance nutrient cycling and soil biology are more difficult to recognize.

The Project

Relate nutrient flux differences in long-term canola frequency treatments to corresponding changes in microbial community structure and functional potential.

The Results

This section will be updated upon completion of the project.

Grower Benefits

This project will provide new knowledge of the impacts of short rotation canola on soil properties and the microorganisms that associate with canola roots, ultimately affecting crop productivity and profitability.

Keywords: microorganisms, Rotations, Nutrients, Soil, Soil health, Soil biology

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