Frequency and sequence of annual pulses in cropping systems. Phase II

  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Crop Rotation
  • Pulse Science Cluster
  • Sustainability

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Yantai Gan

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Objective

To determine the optimum frequency and sequence of various pulse crops (pea, lentil, chickpea) in rotation systems. To determine the impacts of crop frequency and sequences on the yield and quality of the pulse crops and the crops following them in cropping systems, on the potential changes of disease and weed spectrum and infestations, on the carbon contribution of crops and cropping systems to the soil, and on soil quality attributes such as fertility, water content and composition and biodiversity of soil microbial communities. To determine the effect of pulse frequency and crop diversity on soil functional gene profile.

Agronomy

SPG Contribution

$125,099.00

Project Status

Active

Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2013 - 2018

Co-funders

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Total Project Cost

$453,486.00