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Comparison of Traditional Crop Inputs and Biostimulants Application on Wheat, Canola and Peas in Alberta

Research Theme
Agriculture, Food and Environment
Lead Researcher
Dr. Willemijn Appels
Duration of Project
Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) Adapting Innovative Solutions in Agriculture Program 
Ken Coles (Farming Smarter), Farming Smarter, Alberta Wheat Commission, Battle River Research Group, SARDA Ag Research Group
Project Description

Access to a plethora of micro-nutrients, plant growth hormones, mycorrhizae, pesticides and biostimulants have left crop producers overwhelmed with anecdotal claims of higher yielding crops and healthier soils. The proposed project aims to validate a selection of 4 full-package systems against conventional systems to determine feasibility. Over three years, each of these 4 systems will be applied to peas, canola, and wheat in Lethbridge, Forestburg, and Fahler. Plant response and economics will be studied and findings will be disseminated through planned KTT activities.​