New Projects in 2020

Projects in place for the 2020 field season include:

Pulses:

  • Dry bean response to nitrogen fertilizer rate in dryland, solid-seeded production
  • Enhanced fertilizer management for optimizing yield and protein in field pea

Oilseeds:

  • Revisiting N Fertilizer Recommendations for SK: Are we measuring the right soil N pool?
  • Demonstrating phosphorus fertilizer rates and placement for increased canola production crop safety and building soil phosphorus levels
  • Camelina: A new crop options for NE Saskatchewan (post-poned to 2021)

Cereals:

  • Are we accessing the right soil N pool for fertilizer recommendations in wheat?
  • Can farmer-saved seed of wheat perform as well as certified seed?
  • Increasing Wheat protein with Post-emergent applications of UAN vs. Dissolved Urea
  • Improved integrated disease management for oats in Saskatchewan
  • Barley Nitrogen Rates
  • Malt Barley Agronomy
  • Contrasting fungicide applications and genetic FHB resistance for enhanced yield and quality of barley
  • Managing Canaryseed through agronomy
  • FHB in multiple cereals

Mixed Crop:

  • Oat/Pea intercrop demonstration
  • Alternative cover crop options for establishing forage legumes for seed production
  • Crop rotation benefits of annual forages preceeding spring cereals

Field Scale:

  • An on-farm approach to evaluate the interaction of management practices and environment on FHB development in wheat

Forage Legumes:

  • Tolerance of Established Red Clover to Valterra and Authority
  • Forage Legume varieties for biomass yield
  • Tolerance of Established Alsike Clover to Valterra and Authority

Forage Grasses:

  • Forage grass varieties for biomass yield
  • Seeding Perennial Ryegrass with LibertyLink Canola
  • Tolerance and Efficacy of Engenia+MCPA in Timothy for Night flowering Catchfly control

All reports will be posted as soon as they are available.

NARF Annual Field Day 2020

Due to physical distancing restrictions of Covid-19, NARF hosted a virtual field day via our twitter account @NARF_Melfort on July 22nd. Topics included: Phosphorus fertilizer rates and placement options for enhanced canola production, Improved integrated disease management of oats in Saskatchewan, Managing Canaryseed through agronomy, Seeding LibertyLink Canola with seedling perennial ryegrass, and Tolerance of Established Red and Alsike clover to Authority and Valtera.  Thank-you to all who tuned in to learn about a few of the trials we are conducting throughout the 2020 season!

Morris Sebulsky Bequeth

Thank you to SaskCanola for selecting the 8 Agri-ARM sites to be the recipients of the Morris Sebulsky Bequeth and generously matching his donation!

This donation, among others, allows us to update our equipment. At NARF, these funds will be put towards the purchase of a new Wintersteiger plot combine.

With the purchase of a newer combine, it will allows us to enjoy some conveniences such as a closed cab, and the ability to take sub-samples from the plot as we harvest. This will decrease the amount of material that we have to process in the winter, allowing for us to publish results faster, and benefit producers better!

Stay tuned to see pictures and posts about our new equipment line up!