Landscape Management of Agronomic Processes for Site-specific Farming

The objective of this project is to measure and model landscape dynamics for a hummocky topography in the Black Soil Zone of east central Alberta. Then evaluate the potential benefit of variable rate application.

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Field photos are attached of the trial site in 2000, showing the transect across the rolling landscape. Read more


Year of initiation:1999
Year of completion:2001
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Interpretive Summary

Landscape Management of Agronomic Processes for Site-Specific Farming, 2001 Precision management of agricultural land has the potential to improve crop production and environmental protection by harmonizing inputs with crop requirements at the sub-field level. Fertilizer use efficiency across a field can be quite variable. The objective of this project is to measure and model landscape dynamics for a hummocky topography in the Black Soil Zone of east central Alberta.

Landscape Management of Agronomic Processes for Site-Specific Farming, 2000 This project is focusing on how landscape-scale variability influences soil properties and processes that are related to the soil’s release of N, P, K, and S and crop responses to both soil and fertilizer N, P, K, and S. The long-term objective of the project is to develop agronomic models, which will assist farmers in making fertilizer management decisions based on landscape units.

Landscape Management of Agronomic Processes for Site-Specific Farming, 1999 This newly initiated three-year project is focusing on how landscape-scale variability influences soil properties and processes that are related to release of N, P, K, and S, and crop responses to both soil and fertilizer N, P, K, and S. The long-term objective of the project is to develop agronomic models which will assist farmers in making fertilizer management decisions based on landscape units.

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Updates & Reports

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Project Description

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Methodology

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Justification

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Investigators

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Objectives


Project Leader

Len Kryzanowski, Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development


Project Cooperators

Tom Goddard
Robert Grant


IPNI Staff

Adrian Johnston


Location

Americas \ Northern America \ CAN \ Alberta


Topics

4r rate, environment, nutrient management

rapeseed (canola), wheat

Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K)