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Agronomic and greenhouse gas comparison of different nitrogen fertilizer management practice.

Posted on 11.09.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Schoenau, Jeff
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $60,000
Co-Funders: None
Start Date: 2000
Project Length: 3 Years
Objectives:

To compare the agronomic performance of different rates, methods of application (fall band, spring broadcast, side-band, mid-row band) and forms (urea, anhydrous ammonia) of nitrogen fertilizers for wheat, canola, and flax in western Canada. To determine the influence of nitrogen fertilizer rate, placement and formulation on nitrous oxide emissions. To calculate a total energy budget for the different formulations, placements and timings of the nitrogen fertilizer applications.