Current Research

Current Research Interests of the Soil Ecology Laboratory:

Greenhouse Gas Research

  • Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizer Technologies to Reduce Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Cropped Soils in Prairie Canada (BASF, KOCH, Agrium, DOW Agrisciences, Canadian Fertilizer Inst.)
  • Soybeans for Improved Soil Health: Determination of Lower than Predicted Contribution of Pulse Crop Residues to Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Improved N Uptake and Yield of Wheat and Corn Following Soybean (MPGA)
  • Development of Greenhouse Gas Neutral Cropping Systems: Soil N2O Emissions from N Fertilizer Management Options and Organic Production Systems (NSERC)
  • Beneficial Management Practices for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation from Agroecosystems, with Emphasis on Cow-Calf Non-confinement Production Systems in Western Canada (Agricultural GHG Pro.)
  • Canola Response to Agrotain and Super Urea in Seeding-Fertilization Systems with Varying Placement Methods in Manitoba (KOCH, MB Canola Growers)
  • Detection and Quantification of Nitrous Oxide Gas from Agricultural Fields (NSERC)

Nematology

  • Survey of Nematode Pests of Pulse Crops and Development of Rapid Molecular Quantification of the Soybean Cyst Nematode in Soil (Pulse Canada GF2)
  • Manitoba Soybean Cyst Nematode Survey 2014/2015 (MPGA/ARDI, Western Grain Research¬†Foundation)

Potato Research

  • Development of a Rapid and Sensitive Triplex Nested Real-time PCR Method for Quantification of Verticillium in Soil (Canadian Horticultural Council)
  • Nitrogen for Improved Yield, Quality and Profitability of Potato¬†(Canadian Horticultural Council)