Manitoba Crop Alliance strives to provide tools and resources to you, our farmer members, so you can make informed decisions to optimize production and minimize nutrient loss on your farm. To do so, we have funded a range of research projects that support farmers in making decisions. Check out the list below for a roundup of our research and extension efforts on the topic of nutrient management!
Optimizing Nitrogen Management Under Conditions of Extreme Moisture
Background: Manitoba farmers are no strangers to conditions of extreme moisture. The objective of this project was to develop data-based decision-support tools to help farmers assess and manage risks associated with fall nitrogen fertilizer management under extreme moisture conditions. The information developed helps indicate when extra measures to protect nitrogen are warranted, based on the risk of nitrogen losses.
Optimum Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Strategies for High-Yielding Spring Wheat in Manitoba
Background: Manitoba farmers are growing new varieties of spring wheat and using crop management tools that improve yield potential above the spring wheat production systems in which traditional nitrogen recommendations were developed. This research evaluated the most effective rates, timing, placement and sources for nitrogen fertilizer in spring wheat.
Agronomic Practices to Minimize Lodging Risk While Maintaining Yield Potential in Spring Wheat
Background: New wheat varieties come with a new set of management challenges. This project aimed to understand how new high-yielding spring wheat varieties respond to nitrogen management, PGR application and seeding rate, as well as how these factors interact to influence lodging, yield and protein.
On-Farm Nitrogen Management for High Yield Wheat
Background: This Research on the Farm project evaluated three different nitrogen management strategies for increasing yield and protein in new high-yield spring wheat varieties.
Optimum Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Strategies for Modern Corn Hybrids in Manitoba
Background: Manitoba farmers are planting corn hybrids with higher yield potential than when the last corn nitrogen recommendations were developed. This study evaluated the most appropriate rates, timing, placement and sources for nitrogen fertilizer in corn.
Assessing the Effects of Split Nitrogen Application in Corn
Background: This Research on the Farm project evaluated the agronomic and economic impact of split nitrogen application in corn.