Yield and quality of flax, durum wheat and hulless barley grown using swine and cattle manure as fertilizer

Posted on 11.09.2017 | Last Modified 22.02.2021
Lead Researcher (PI): Katherine Buckley
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $37,500
Co-Funders: Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council Inc.
Start Date: 1998
Project Length: 3 Years

To evaluate swine and cattle manure: i) as fertilizers for annual crop production, ii) as amendments to improve soil quality in intensive cropping systems, iii) for effectiveness in reducing flax cadmium content over 1-3 years of application, and iv) for effectiveness in reducing cadmium content of subsequent crops in the rotation.