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Pea-wheat rotation in southern Alberta

Description

Using diverse crop rotations, which include three or four different crops, is generally the most desirable crop production practice. However, in the drier regions of southern Alberta, the pea-wheat rotation offers a number of significant advantages. Wheat yields after pea are often higher than after wheat as a result of increased soil nitrogen (N) availability, higher amounts of stored soil water and reduced disease potential. With the pea-wheat rotation, the need for nitrogen fertilizer inputs for pea and wheat are greatly reduced and often eliminated. From an economic and agronomic standpoint, the pea-wheat rotation can often be very profitable for southern Alberta dryland farmers.

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crop rotation crops field crops grain crops peas wheat

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

3 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture and Rural Development (2008-2015)

Contributor

McKenzie, Ross

Contributor

Dunn, Rob

Place of Publication

Lethbridge

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture
Subject (LCSH)

Crop rotation.

Resource Dates

Date Created

2008-10-01

Date Added

2015-12-09T17:56:35.228526

Date Modified

2008-10-01

Date Issued

2008-10-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

100/515-1

NEOS catalogue key

4252754

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca