To evaluate the responsiveness of wheat, barley and canola to phosphate fertilizer on a wide range of soil types across Alberta to determine the frequency of when each crop will respond to phosphate fertilizer. To correlate P soil test methods with crop response to phosphate fertilizer over a wide range of Alberta soils. Correlation would then allow development of optimum phosphate fertilizer requirements for wheat, barley, and canola in all soil zones for use by soil testing labs.
Lead Researcher (PI): Ron McKenzie
Institution: Alberta Agricultural Research Institute
Total WGRF Funding: $63,500
Start Date: 1991
Project Length: 3 Years