Nitrogen use efficiency: How commercial crop inputs and wild oat (Avena fatua) competition can alter crop productivity

Agricultural production of crops requires an intensive amount of inputs that go beyond just planting the seed, such as fertilizers, pesticides and biological inoculants. As the need to produce a greater quantity of crops increases with the population, it is our duty to ensure we are using these inputs efficiently. Our research will examine how commercial products and fertilization strategies common to the Canadian Prairies can influence overall crop productivity within a glasshouse study. We will be able provide knowledge that producers, industry and researchers alike can use to inform decision making surrounding the use of these products and their influence on crop productivity throughout the entire growing season.

Faculty Supervisor:

Guillermo Hernandez-Ramirez


Kris Guenette


Corteva Agriscience


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