Enhancing nitrogen management through genetics in cereal-legume crop rotations

Posted on 23.03.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Pierre Hucl
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $150,000
Co-Funders: None
Start Date: 2009
Project Length: 3 Years

To develop a method for identifying varieties of spring and durum wheat that are better suited for production on lentil and pea stubble. To identify superior nitrogen fixing pea and lentil varieties for greater nitrogen fixation and nitrogen contribution in stubble to the cropping system based on indirect effects on spring wheat and durum. To identify varietal combinations of cereal-legume cultivars that will result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions.