New Projects in 2023

Projects in place for the 2023 field season include:


  • Demonstration of Biological Enhancements in Peas
  • Faba bean agronomy to enhance yield, hasten maturity, and reduce disease
  • When does it pay to apply fungicide in Faba beans in Saskatchewan and what does the weather have to do with it?
  • Expanding rotational options using New and Novel Pulse crops
  • Intercropping faba beans with oats at various nitrogen fertilizer rates as a cultural disease control method for management of chocolate spot in faba beans


  • Demonstrating benefits of seeding date and rate on canola yield and quality
  • Demonstrating the efficacy of foliar applied nitrogen fixing bacteria for canola


  • Contrasting fungicide applications and genetic FHB resistance for enhanced yield and quality of barley
  • Do Barley varieties differ in their response to nitrogen fertility, plant growth regulators and fungicide?
  • Oat nitrogen response
  • 4R management: Right rate and placement for fertilizer in oats
  • Demonstrating oat seeding rates as a cultural control method for controlling wild oats in oats
  • Demonstrating the efficacy of foliar applied nitrogen fixing bacteria for wheat
  • Do we need deep banding of phosphorus in no-till systems in the Canadian prairies
  • Evaluation of seeding rate of Wheat under various environmental conditions
  • Wheat varietal response to plant growth regulators
  • Efficacy of fungicide active ingredients for fusarium head blight and DON management in Durum Wheat
  • Canary seed varietal response to agronomic inputs

Forages and Specialty Crops:

  • Finding the right cereal crop partner with forage pea varieties of different maturity
  • Tolerance of established Tall Fescue to Cirpreme, Prominex and Infinity FX
  • Demonstrating 4R nutrient stewardship in Hybrid Bromegrass grown for seed production: applying the right Nitrogen source at the right timing
  • Tolerance and efficacy of Engenia & MCPA 500 Amine herbicides on Timothy for control of Night flowering catchfly
  • Demonstrating intercropping of Perennial Ryegrass with oat using difference seed placements and seeding rates
  • Tolerance of Established Red and Alsike clover to late fall applied and early spring applied herbicides
  • Hemp seeding date for grain production

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

NARF Annual Field Day 2023

The Join Annual field day between NARF and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) will take place on July 26th, 2023 at the Melfort Research Farm. Presentations will be given on the following topics:

  • Greenhouse gas project- Reynald Lemke, AAFC
  • Deep Banding of phosphorus in no-till cropping systems- Maryse Bourgault, U of S
  • Canola seeding dates, rates, and foliar applied N fixing Bacteria- Dale Leftwich, SaskCanola
  • Wheat Seeding Rates- Kayla Slind, WARC
  • Nitrogen Rates in Oats- Jessica Slowski, SaskOats
  • Biologicals in peas & new and novel pulse crops- Meagan Reed, SaskPulse
  • Hemp seeding dates for grain production- Dale Risula, SaskAg
  • Blackleg in Canola- Gary Peng, AAFC
  • Cropping systems for optimizing productivity- Kui Liu, AAFC
  • Flood tolerance Alfalfa- Bill Houston, AAFC

Dr. Kui Liu presenting on pea-oat, canola-oat, and pea-canola as intercropping options for Northeast Saskatchewan

SaskWheat Equipment Funding

Thank you to SaskWheat for selecting the 8 Agri-ARM sites to be the recipients of a total of 1.6 million dollars in equipment funding over the next two years!

This donation, among others, allows us to update and purchase new equipment we do not currently have. At NARF, a portion of these funds will be put towards the purchase of a new 120HP cabbed tractor. This new tractor will help us in completing many research related tasks at NARF such as spraying, seeding, mowing, lifting and moving fertilizer & seed, etc.

Thanks to SaskWheat for supporting crop research in the Northeast!