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Demonstrating 4R N Management in Winter Wheat

The objective of this ADOPT funded project is to illustrate the effectiveness of the 4R principles for managing nitrogen fertilizer application. Winter wheat was seeded in the fall of 2017 and treatments include N fertilizer applied as 100% urea, Agrotain, SuperU, ESN, and UAN during seeding, or a split application of 50% urea at seeding, followed by 50% Agrotain, SuperU, ESN, and UAN applied in early spring 2018.


Re-evaluating the nitrogen rate response of new winter wheat varieties

The objective of this ADOPT funded project is to demonstrate the nitrogen rate response of new winter wheat varieties (AAC Gateway, CDC Ptarmigan) to optimize yield and protein. In addition, to provide information that can be used to update nitrogen fertilizer recommendations for winter wheat production.


Demonstration of winter wheat varieties for observation in the region

The objective of this ADOPT funded project is to encourage winter wheat production in the area and provide an opportunity for producers to observe different winter wheat varieties side by side to compare various characteristics such as winter hardiness, disease resistance, yield potential, and lodging resistance. The varieties seeded include CDC Buteo, Moats, Flourish, AC Emerson, AAC Gateway, Pintail, CDC Ptarmigan.


Winter wheat varietal responses to seeding date in north central Saskatchewan

The objective of this ADOPT funded demonstration is to illustrate the response of different wheat varieties (AAC Gateway, AC Emerson, and Pintail) to seeding date (August 23, September 4, and September 18, 2017)in north central Saskatchewan.


Response of Forages to Fall versus Spring Seeding Date in a Wet Hummocky Landscape

The objective of this ADOPT funded demonstration is to illustrate the response of 6 different forages, which include cicer milkvetch, alfalfa, sainfoin, hybrid bromegrass, meadow bromegrass, and timothy to a fall (October 28, 2017) versus spring 2018 seeding date. Long plots were seeding through depressions and will allow for the comparison of different landscape positions.


Alley Cropping

The Saskatchewan Research Council established this agroforestry demonstration to be one of the first of its kind in Western Canada. This practice has the potential to diversify farm income while enhancing positive environmental interactions such as reducing surface water runoff and erosion, improving utilization of nutrients, reducing wind erosion, modifying the microclimate for improved crop production and improving wildlife habitat and the aesthetics of the area.


Balsam Poplar Common Garden

This research trial is a collaboration between AAFC Agroforestry Development Centre and the Saskatchewan Research Council. This Garden includes 630 balsam poplar genotypes from 42 locations across North America. This is one of three collections planted in Canada. The information from this trial is used for climate change research, species conservation, genomic studies and breeding.


Hybrid Willow Variety Demonstration

Short rotation willow has gained interest in recent years for bioenergy production and ecosystem services. This Saskatchewan Research Council planting aims to demonstrate the wide range of phenotypic characteristics and winter hardness of some of these new hybrids.


Biomass Trial

There is potential to farm willow and poplar for biomass for locally-produced energy to heat everything from schools to greenhouses to municipal buildings. This Saskatchewan Research Council demonstration is a small scale example of this renewable energy feedstock.


Eco-Buffer

This demonstration is a partnership between the Saskatchewan Research Council and the AAFC Agroforestry Development Centre. This innovative, rapidly establishing shelterbelt design models natural hedgerows to provide environmental services.


Haskap Cultivar Selections
Since 1997, new cultivars continue to improve berry quality, size, flavour and form. Our relationship with the breeder ensures the latest developments in this new and exciting crop that is featured here at the Conservation Learning Centre.

Hybrid Poplar Clonal Trial

This research trial is a collaboration between AAFC Agroforestry Development Centre and the Saskatchewan Research Council. In 2009, 119 of the newest superior hybrid poplar clones were planted from the AAFC breeding program at the CLC. Information from this trial will help identify new poplars that can be used for agroforestry applications across Canada.


School Program

The school program started in 1994 and has inspired over 30,000 students to ask where their food comes from and how it is produced. The success of this program can be demonstrated by the story of a youngster who participates in a school tour. He finishes his schooling, becomes a teacher in Prince Albert and now brings his students to the Conservation Learning Centre every year.

  
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