Enhancing the long-term sustainability of pulse cultivation using system approaches

  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Root Rots
  • Soil Health
  • Sustainability

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Yantai Gan

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


To investigate the major factors influencing root rot complex on pulse crops. To discover antagonists (anti-fungal organisms) in Saskatchewan soil that help pulse plants combat root rot pathogens. To optimize crop rotation systems for dry and humid ecoregions of Western Canada using system approaches. To enhance soil carbon and nitrogen (N) dynamics in different cropping systems. To minimize harvest loss in pulses through improved agronomic practices. To decrease the carbon footprints of agroecosystems with improved farming strategies. To enhance whole farm economic outcomes by improving input efficiency and increasing productivity.

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Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2016 - 2021


Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture - Agriculture Development Fund

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