Impact of Zero-tillage on Soil Quality Changes Under Crop Rotations and Fertilizer Treatments in a Black Soil

Assess whether or there has been a significant change in soil quality and/or yield trends in the 6 years since the field soil in this study were converted to no-tillage from conventional tillage.

IPNI-1997-CAN-SK19

V. O. Biederbeck, F. Selles, G. P. Read more


Year of initiation:1997
Year of completion:1998
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Interpretive Summary

1998

Impact of Zero-Tillage on Soil Quality Changes Under Crop Rotations and Fertilizer Treatments in a Black Soil, 1998 The objective of this study was to determine how 6 years of zero-tillage management and cropping practices have affected potential soil fertility and surface soil structure in a 40-year crop rotation study. Results have shown the upper three inches of soil depth have been affected by zero-tillage and fertilizer treatments.

1997

Impact Of Zero-Tillage On Soil Quality Changes Under Crop Rotations And Fertilizer Treatments In A Black Soil, 1997 Increased organic matter, nutrient cycling, nutrient stratification and decreased pH in the upper soil surface are common soil changes attributed to zero-till management. But, there is little information about how zero-till management affects the ability of the soil to supply N and P to plants.


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Methodology


Project Leader

Con Campbell, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


Project Cooperators

V.O. Biederbeck
Fernando Selles
Guy Lafond


IPNI Staff

Adrian Johnston


Location

Americas \ Northern America \ CAN \ Saskatchewan


Topics

4r rate, 4r time, cropping practices, soil fertility and productivity

barley, rapeseed (canola), wheat

Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P)