In The News

The Applied Soil Ecology Lab is heavily invested in circulating its research project findings to growers, industry members, and the general public. To that end, Mario and his graduate students are often interviewed for or featured in grower and industry publications. Below is a list of some recent articles and interviews:


When Do EEFs Make Agronomic Sense?
Robert Arnason in The Western Producer
April 11, 2024

SCN and Root Rots of Soybean with Albert Tenuta and Mario Tenuta
🔊Interview with Lyndsey Smith on The Agronomists (Ep 149)
April 9, 2024

How Do Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers Work?
Robert Arnason in The Western Producer
April 4, 2024

Nitrogen Innovation Center Receives NSERC Funding to Advance Sustainability Research
in UM News
March 13, 2024

Conference Focused on Sustainable Agriculture
🔊Interview with Rachel Lagacé on CTV News Winnipeg
March 11, 2024


Smart Nitrogen Management with Dr. Mario Tenuta
🔊Interview with Jeremy Boychyn on The Growing Point Podcast
December 18, 2023

On-Farm Green Ammonia Production
Mark Halsall in Grainews
December 11, 2023

Cows Essential Element in Organic Production
Ron Lyseng in The Western Producer
September 28, 2023

Project Searchers for the Perfect Fertilizer Blend
Robert Arnason in The Western Producer
September 7, 2023

Emissions Reductions Remain Controversial
Gord Gilmour in Manitoba Co-Operator
August 18, 2023

UM Signs Research and Exchange Agreements with Moroccan University to Advance Strategic Research Priorities
in UM News
July 25, 2023

New Survey Shows Increased Pork Productivity and Decreased Environmental Footprint
Bruce Cochrane and Lynn Redl-Huntington in SaskPork
July 14, 2023

Making Green Ammonia for Fertiliser and Fuel On-Farm
Treena Hein in Future Farming
July 2, 2023

Dr. Mario Tenuta Looking for the 4R Edge
Gord Gilmour in Western Grains Research Foundation News
June 28, 2023

Canadian Pig Production Practices Survey Provides Data Needed for Future Efficiency Improvements
🔊Interview with Bruce Cochrane on Farmscape
June 19, 2023

Lack of Funding for Variety Development Threatens Sustainability
Ed White in The Western Producer
June 8, 2023

Survey Shows Improved Pork Production Efficiency and Reduced Environmental Footprint Over 30 Years
🔊Interview with Bruce Cochrane on Farmscape
June 6, 2023

Grain and Forage Legumes in Sustainable Crop Production
Mario Tenuta in Pulse Beat (Spring 2023 – Edition)
May 2023

Improving Nitrogen Efficiency – Fertilizer Management Can Reduce Emissions & Input Costs
Emily Croft in Better Farming, pg 22-23
May 2023

Carbon 101 – a Viable Revenue Stream for Growers
🔊UPL OpenAg®
April 5, 2023

4R Grain Corn – Benefits of Advanced 4R Nutrient Management
Treena Hein in Ontario Grain Farmer Magazine
April 1, 2023

Pulse Crops Can Deliver Major Cliamte Dividend
Ed White in The Western Producer
March 23, 2023

Potato Early Dying with Mario Tenuta
🔊Interview with Ryan Barrett on SpudChat Podcast
March 20, 2023

Manhattan Project on Pulses Could Be Emissions Answer
Ed White in The Western Producer
March 16, 2023

What Are Farmers Doing to Meet 2030 Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets?
🔊Interview with Garth Materie on Blue Sky (CBC Radio)
March 2, 2023

Pulse Crops Struggle to Keep Up in the Crop Popularity Sweepstakes
Alexis Kienlen in AlbertaFarmer
March 2, 2023

Scouting For Nematodes
Lori Penner in The Carillon
February 26, 2023

Pulse Crops Have Slashed GHG Emissions, Says Scientist
Ed White in The Western Producer
February 16, 2023

KAP Members Call for More BMP Research
Geralyn Wichers in Manitoba Co-Operator
February 3, 2023

Plant Pulse Crops for Lower Emissions
Gord Gilmour in Manitoba Co-Operator
February 2, 2023

Plant Parasites
Treena Hein in Grainews
January 20, 2023

Reduce N2O Emissions 30 per cent? No Problem, Says Expert
Jeff Melchior in AlbertaFarmer
January 11, 2023


No Consensus on 30 Per Cent Emissions Target
Don Norman in Manitoba Co-Operator
December 30, 2022

🔊Nematodes & Pulse Crops in the Canadian Prairies: Important or Just Fascinating Creatures?
Live Pulse Agronomy Webinar hosted by Saskatchewan Pulse Growers
December 12, 2022

Bringing Down Nitrous Oxide Emissions on the Farm
Ashley Robinson in SpudSmart
December 5, 2022

Maximizing N Use Efficiency – Horticulture Crops
Live Maximizing Your Nitrogen Fertilizer Dollar Webinar hosted by Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association
November 30, 2022

Canola Sector Gets Research Funds Boost
Don Norman in Manitoba Co-Operator
November 23, 2023

FuelPositive Announces New Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Advisor and On-Farm Nitrate Emissions Mitigation Research Project
November 17, 2022

Split N Fertilizer Application a Good Option
Angela Lovell in CountryGuide
October 25, 2022

Weird Corn, Edible Bean Advancements, Sad Roots, and Record Wheat
🔊Interview with Lyndsey Smith on RealAg Radio
October 24, 2022

Is There a Better Time for Excessive Water?
Kara Oosterhuis in RealAgriculture
October 19, 2022

Building Yield From the Roots Up
🔊Interview with Lyndsey Smith on The Agronomists (Ep 86)
October 18, 2022

Emissions Reductions Possible
Karen Briere in The Western Producer
September 1, 2022

‘A Change in Practice’: Scientists and Experts Say Nitrogen Fertilizer Emission Target Achievable
Cleo Ding in Capital Current
August 27, 2022

Emission Deliberations
Interview with Geralyn Wichers in Between the Rows (AgCanada)
September 8, 2022

Exploring EEFs to Reduce Nitrous Oxide Emissions
Donna Fleury in Top Crop Manager
June 6, 2022

Soil Expert on Impact of Flooding on Agricultural Land
Live Global News Morning
May 30, 2022

The CanPEDNet Team is Building a National PED Network
Ashley Robinson in SpudSmart
May 9, 2022

A New Way to Reduce Nutrient Loss & Increase Fertilizer Efficiency
The CAAR Communicator
February 14, 2022

Putting Root Lesion Nematode Under the Microscope
Julienne Isaacs in Potatoes In Canada
January 25, 2022

Increase Fertilizer Efficiency to Reduce Emissions – Soil Nutrition Experts Discuss How to Go About It
Mark Halsall in Grainews
January 10, 2022

Where Has All the Phosphorus Gone?
Progressive Gardening
January 7, 2022

What is the “Right Place” for Fertilizer?
Taryn Dickson in Canola Digest
January 5, 2022

Balancing Environment and Economics – Research Chair Focuses on 4R Nutrient Stewardship
WGRF Magazine – Research Review, pg. 18
January 2022

Retail Roundtable: SCN and its Great March Northward
Marc Zienkiewicz in Germination
January 2022


Dealing with Soybean Cyst Nematode in Manitoba
Mario Tenuta in Pulse Beat (Fall/Winter 2021 Edition)
December 1, 2021

Capturing Carbon – And the Credits
Treena Hein in CountryGuide
November 29, 2021

The Government of Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Target
Mark Halsall in GrowPro
November 2021

Urease Inhibitors Can Make Nitrogen More Efficient
Don Norman in Manitoba Co-operator
October 19, 2021

Exploring Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Organic Systems
Julienne Isaacs in Top Crop Manager
September 2, 2021

New SCN Case Confirmed in Central Manitoba
Alexis Stockford in Manitoba Co-operator
July 29, 2021

Big Ag Goes Headhunting for Carbon Offsets
Geralyn Wichers in AgCanada
July 1, 2021

Banding Together to Stop Potato Early Dying Canada
Mark Halsall in SpudSmart
June 7, 2021

Potato Early Dying and CanPEDNet update with Mario Tenuta
Stefanie Croley in Potatoes in Canada
June 21, 2021

Potato Early Dying a Silent Yield Killer
Ron Friesen in Manitoba Co-operator
April 28, 2021

National Survey Expected to Help Pork Producers Reduce Environmental Footprint
🔊Interview with Bruce Cochrane on Farmscape
April 23, 2021

This Week is National Soil Conservation Week
Super User in
April 20, 2021

Pork Producers Urged to Join Canadian Pig Production Practices Survey for Improved Economic and Environmental Viability
🔊Interview with Bruce Cochrane on Farmscape
April 15, 2021

The Practicality of Permanence in the Soil Carbon Market
🔊Interview with Shaun Haney on RealAg Radio
March 25, 2021

Chickpea Problem a Head Scratcher
Robin Booker in The Western Producer
March 18, 2021

There’s a Teeming World of Diversity and Complexity in Your Field’s Soil
Gord Leathers in Manitoba Co-operator
March 16, 2021

A Fertilizer Revolution is On the Horizon
Jeff Melchior in Farmtario
February 11, 2021

Manitoba Survey and Molecular Quantification of Soybean Cyst Nematode
Mario Tenuta in Pulse Beat – The Science Edition
February 2021

Safeguarding Prairie Pulses from Nematode Impacts
Carolyn King in Top Crop Manager
Western Edition, February 2021

Producers Needed for Environmental Analysis
Christine Rawluk in Canadian Hog Journal
Winter 2021 Edition


How To Make Money From Carbon Soil Sequestration?
Treena Hein in Future Farming
December 24, 2020

Get More Bang For Your Fertilizer Buck by Focusing On Rates
Glenn Cheater in AlbertaFarmer Express
December 16, 2020

The Forgotten ‘R’ in 4R Nutrient Management
Live Grainews / GrowPro webinar
November 10, 2020

Cover Crops, Sprayer Maintenance, and Understanding Soil Carbon
Interview with Shaun Haney on RealAg Radio
November 2, 2020

Soil Structure, Cover Crops, No-Till, and Measuring Carbon – A LIVE! Q&A with Mario Tenuta
🔊Interview with Shaun Haney on RealAg LIVE!
Season 1, Episode 68
October 30, 2020

Fall Surface N Robs Canola of $180 Per Acre
Ron Lyseng in The Western Producer
October 29, 2020

U of M Professor Named NSERC Industrial Research Chair in 4R Nutrient Stewardship
U of M News Release
September 15, 2020

New research chair will reduce greenhouse gas emissions through better fertilizer management
UM Today Staff
September 14, 2020

4Rs Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Geralyn Wichers in Manitoba Co-operator
August 25, 2020

Roots Run Deep
Eva Wasney in Winnipeg Free Press
August 14, 2020

Self-Guided 4R Tour Brings New Research in Era of COVID-19
Geralyn Wichers in Manitoba Co-operator
August 10, 2020

Ammonium Nitrate Behind Beirut Blast Once a Popular Canadian Farming Fertilizer But Now Regulated or Replaced
Tahmina Aziz in CBC News
August 6, 2020

Novel 4R Nutrient Stewardship Self-Guided Field Days created
Allan Dawson in Manitoba Co-operator
July 15, 2020

Canadian Pig Production Practices Survey Ready for Launch
Interview with Bruce Cochrane on Farmscape
June 22, 2020

Survey Expected to Identify Areas for Environmental Improvement
🔊Interview with Bruce Cochrane on Farmscape
June 1, 2020

Canadian Pig Production Practices Survey Set for Launch
🔊Interview with Bruce Cochrane on Farmscape
May 28, 2020

Canada Invests in PED Research, CanPEDNet Continues
Potatoes in Canada staff
May 26, 2020

More Farmers Investing in Fertilizer Efficiency
Matt McIntosh in Future Farming
April 15, 2020

Clearing the Air, One Cow at a Time – Reducing Whole-Farm Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Diet and Manure Management
Julienne Isaacs in Manure Manager
April 4, 2020

Does Canada Make the Grade When it Comes to Soil Health?
Soil Conservation Council of Canada Fact Sheet
March 31, 2020

Better Nitrogen Efficiency – A Soil Ecologist Discusses Nitrogen Efficiency Products and How They Work
Matt McIntosh in Farmtario
March 16, 2020

4R on 90 Per Cent of Canola Acres
Angela Lovell in Grainews
March 16, 2020

Seeding Change – Increasingly Aware of the Impact their Livelihood has on Climate Change, Canada’s Farmers are Starting to Do Things Differently to Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Sarah Lawrynuik in Winnipeg Free Press
March 6, 2020

Agriculture Is Not a Carbon Villain: Producer
Robert Arnason in The Western Producer
February 20, 2020

Pork Producers Invited to Participate in Economic and Environmental Viability Survey
🔊Interview with Bruce Cochrane on Farmscape
February 20, 2020

Research Roundup: Potato Early Dying Complex
Melanie Epp in SpudSmart
February 10, 2020

2020 Manitoba Swine Seminar Audio Special – Canadian Pig Production Practices Survey for Improved Economic and Environmental Viability
🔊Interview with Bruce Cochrane on Farmscape
February 7, 2020

Ensuring Soil Health to Feed the World
Fertilizer Canada staff in Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) The Communicator
February 1, 2020

Finding the Fit for Premium Fertilizer Products
Lee Hart in Grainews
January 27, 2020

Canadian Pig Production Practices Survey for Improved Economic and Environmental Viability Ready for Launch
Interview with Bruce Cochrane on Farmscape
January 27, 2020


Forewarned is forearmed: Soybean cyst nematode in Manitoba
Carolyn King in Top Crop Manager
December 27, 2019

Rethinking the Green Revolution
Allan Dawson in Manitoba Co-operator
December 19, 2019

Improving Nitrogen Use in Corn
Mark Halsall in Top Crop Manager
December 2, 2019

Nematodes on the Canadian Prairies that Farmers and Industry Should Know to Protect Yields and Markets
Webinar hosted by Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers
November 26, 2019

Look Past Genetics for Soybean Cyst Nematode Management
Alexis Stockford in Manitoba Co-operator
October 21, 2019

Researcher Grades On-Farm Soil Management
Robert Arnason in The Western Producer
October 17, 2019

Soil Is Complicated… So Are People
Geralyn Wichers in Manitoba Co-operator
October 11, 2019

Ag in the Federal Election Debate, Oats Flow Eternal, Canada’s Soils Get a Grade, Harvest Progress Delays
🔊Interview with Robert Arnason in Between the Rows (AgCanada)
October 10, 2019

Caution Urged After Soy Disease Found in Manitoba
Robert Arnason in The Western Producer
October 3, 2019

Soybean Cyst Nematode Confirmation Presents Challenge for Producers
Alexis Stockford in Manitoba Co-operator
September 27, 2019

Soybean Cyst Nematode Confirmed in Manitoba
Top Crop Manager
September 20, 2019

Soybean Cyst Nematode Confirmed in Manitoba – Pest Confirmed at Low Levels in Four Southern RMs
Glacier FarmMedia Network Staff
September 19, 2019

Soybean Cyst Nematode Confirmed in Southern Manitoba
Cory Knutt in PortageOnline
September 16, 2019

Four Cases of Soybean Cyst Nematode Confirmed in Southern Manitoba
News Team in RealAgriculture
September 16, 2019

Soybean Cyst Nematode
Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers
September 16, 2019

Advancing Corn Productivity
Chris Lusvardi in Seed Today (PDF)
Second Quarter, 2019

CSI – Yellow Pea Stem and Bulb Nematode: A Case of Mistaken Identity
Bruce Barker in Top Crop Manager
Mid-March, 2019

Pulse and Soybean Diseases to Watch
Angela Lovell in Grainews
March 11, 2019

U of M Researcher Leading Canadian Team to Determine 4R Strategy for Corn
in RealAgriculture
March 7, 2019

Soil Health Scrum
🔊Interview with Natural Systems Agriculture, Coffee Shop Talk Series
March 6, 2019

Advancing Productivity of Canadian Corn
Crystal Jorgenson in UM Today
February 27, 2019

Researchers Seek Options to Reduce Resource Use in Producing Pork
🔊Interview with Bruce Cochrane on Farmscape
February 22, 2019

New Canadian Field Crop Cluster Project Furthers Verification of 4R BMPs for Growers
Kelly McCarthy (Fertilizer Canada) in Newswire
January 23, 2019

Improving Diagnostics and Our Understanding of Pulse and Soybean Nematode Pests
in Pulse Beat (Science Edition)
January 3, 2019

Leaving Lighter Footprints
Don Norman in Manitoba Co-operator
January 2, 2019

What Fertilizer Practices are the Worst for Losses?
Jay Whetter in Canola Digest
January 2, 2019

In Search of the Soybean Cyst Nematode
Mario Tenuta in Pulse Beat (Fall/Winter 2018 Edition)
January 1, 2019


Improved Productivity Reduces Pork’s Environmental Footprint
Corwyn Friesen in mySteinbach Online
December 24, 2018

U of M Study to Look At Environmental Footprint of Canadian Pig Production
Cory Knutt in PembinaValley Online
December 20, 2018

Improved Productivity Reduces Pork’s Environmental Footprint
🔊Interview with Bruce Cochrane on Farmscape
December 24, 2018

Ensuring Soil Health to Feed the World
Katherine Roberts in Media Planet: Industry and Business
December 4, 2018

Goal: 50% of Acres Under 4R
Steve Baron in Canola Digest
November 26, 2018

Verticillium longisporum of Canola in Manitoba
Donna Fleury in Top Crop Manager
April 7, 2018

Soybean School: Preparing to Battle SCN When (Not If) it is Found in Western Canada
🔊Interview with Kelvin Heppner at CropConnect 2018
Audio and Video
March 20, 2018

Manitoba Poised to Meet Advancing Soybean Cyst Nematode
Richard Kamchen in Manitoba Co-operator
March 12, 2018

Is There a Best Way to Manage Nitrogen
Carolyn King in SpudSmart
February 9, 2018

Carbon Hits the East-West Divide
Robin Brooker in The Western Producer
January 25, 2018


Banding N Shows Clear Yield Advantage with Lower N Rates
in Canola Digest (Science Edition 2017)
November 20, 2017

Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers One Key to Emission Reductions
Bruce Barker in Top Crop Manager
August 2, 2017

Better Nitrogen Efficiency, Now and In the Future
Allan Dawson in Manitoba Co-operator
July 12, 2017

Nitrogen Fertilizer Placement: Comparing How N is at Risk in Shallow Banding vs Surface Applied
Interview with Kelvin Heppner on RealAg Radio
July 3, 2017

Soybeans – Good for Lowering Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Mario Tenuta in Pulse Beat (Summer 2017 Edition)
June 2017

Carman-area Plot Tour Focuses on 4R Nitrogen Management
Cory Knutt in SwiftCurrent Online
June 29, 2017

Soybeans Offer Carbon Reduction Opportunities
Robert Arnason in The Western Producer
May 11, 2017

Fumigation A Potential Solution for ‘Tired Potato Land’
Julienne Isaacs in Manitoba Co-operator
May 4, 2017

Tillage is Tempting, But Treacherous
Angela Lovell in Grainews
April 20, 2017

How Frozen Farmers’ Fields Are an Unexpected Culprit in Climate Change
Tom Blackwell in National Post
April 9, 2017

Frozen Soils Might be a Major Emitter
All staff in Manitoba Co-operator
March 27, 2017

Managing Soil-Borne Diseases in Potato
SpudSmart Webinar hosted by Janet Kanters
March 21, 2017

Hidden N2O Emissions Found in Frozen Soils
Cory Knutt in Pembina Valley Online and Steinbach Online
March 15, 2017

Changing Nitrogen Use to Avoid Taxes
Leeann Minogue in Grainews
March 8, 2017

Managing Soil-Borne Pests, Disease
Geoff Geddes in SpudSmart
February 23, 2017

Soybean Cyst Nematodes on the Prairies?
Dilia Narduzzi in Grainews
February 21, 2017

Credits and Costs: Understanding the Carbon Balance of Annual Cropping
Interview with Kelvin Heppner on RealAg Radio
January 23, 2017

High-tech fertilizers offer great promise
Lorraine Stevenson in Manitoba Co-operator
January 12, 2017

Fertilizer Canada Presents: Across Canada Tour of 4R Nutrient Stewardship Research: Manitoba
🔊Farm Management Canada Agriwebinar Series
January 11, 2017

Verticillium Stripe: Measuring the Threat
Treena Hein in Canola Digest
January 1, 2017

Manitoba Soybean Cyst Nematode Survey (2014/15)
Mario Tenuta in Pulse Beat (Science Edition)
January 1, 2017

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