New Projects in 2021

Projects in place for the 2021 field season include:

Pulses:

  • Dry bean response to nitrogen fertilizer rate in dryland, solid-seeded production
  • Production Management Strategies to improve Field Pea Root Health in Aphanomyces contaminated soils
  • Increasing the Adoption of new green and yellow pea varieties
  • Novelty phosphorus products in Field peas and Faba beans
  • Faba bean agronomy to enhance yield, hasten maturity, and reduce disease

Oilseeds:

  • Canola seed safety and yield response to novel phosphorus sources in SK soils
  • Sclerotinia risk assessment tools for Spray Decision Support in Canola
  • Flax response to non-traditional nitrogen fertilizer management strategies
  • Hemp seeding date demonstration for grain production
  • Camelina: A new crop options for NE Saskatchewan

Cereals:

  • Top-dressing nitrogen fertilizer on frozen or snow covered soils in SK
  • Crop rotation benefits of annual forages preceding spring cereals
  • Can farmer-saved seed of wheat perform as well as certified seed?
  • Increasing Wheat protein with Post-emergent applications of UAN vs. Dissolved Urea
  • Oat varietal response to seed date
  • Inter-row spraying and wicking of non-selective herbicides to control wild oats in oats
  • Oat varietal response to Plant Growth Regulators
  • Are oats responding to higher levels of Macronutients?
  • Oat varietal response to harvest date to evaluate shattering losses
  • Barley Nitrogen Management
  • Malt Barley Agronomy
  • Contrasting fungicide applications and genetic FHB resistance for enhanced yield and quality of barley
  • Controlling flax volunteers in Canary seed
  • Development of Decision support tools for Fusarium Head Blight in Western Canada

Forages and Multi-crop:

  • Tolerance of Red and Alsike Clover to spring applied Authority, Authority Supreme and Valtera
  • Seeding Liberty Link Canola with Perennial Ryegrass
  • Demonstration of intercropping perennial ryegrass with oat using different seed placements and seeding rates
  • Pre-seed and in-crop minor use in Hybrid Brome, Perennial Ryegrass, Slender Wheatgrass and Tall Fescue
  • Alternative cover crop options for establishing forage legumes for seed production
  • Demonstrate and compare the effect of different cover crops seeded with sunflowers on sunflower grain yield and cover crop biomass
  • Regenerative Ag Cover cropping demonstration

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

NARF Annual Field Day 2021

Due to physical distancing restrictions of Covid-19, NARF plans to host another virtual field day by creating you-tube videos to showcase several trials we are conducting throughout the 2021 field season.  Our field day will take place on July 21, 2021 with an agenda to be posted on our twitter account @NARF_Melfort in the coming weeks. Potential topics on the Agenda include: Oat Agronomy, Cover cropping, Forage Minor Use, Nitrogen management in Wheat and Yellow vs Green Peas.

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!