Understanding the effects of crop rotation on soil organic carbon stabilization

Posted on 19.01.2023 | Last Modified 19.01.2023
Lead Researcher (PI): Bobbi Helgason
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $13,608
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund, Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2022
Project Length: 1 Year

Determine the stability of soil organic carbon in soils in different long-term wheat- and canola- based rotations. Quantify carbon storage in different soil functional pools. Determine the relationship of microbial abundance, community structure and activity with soil organic matter storage and stabilization.