Cover cropping as part of a rotation strategy to reduce pea root rot

  • Peas
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Crop Rotation
  • Disease Management
  • Root Rots
  • Soil Health

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Syama Chatterton; Dr. Steven Shirtliffe

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Plant Sciences


To evaluate the impact of fall-seeded cover crops in combination with rotation crops on Aphanomyces root rot of pea, rotational crop yield and soil health parametres. To determine the rate of decay of Aphanomyces and Fusarium inoculum under standard rotations in Prairie soils, with and without cover crops and susceptible hosts. To assess whether there are any benefits or detriments of cover crops to canola and winter wheat crops when Brassica or cereals are used as cover crops.


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Project Status


Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2017 - 2021

Total Project Cost