Research Reports

Reports to Funders

Optimizing lentil and pea agronomy for organic production. Steve Shirtliffe, Fran Walley and Diane Knight. 2009

Feedpea based green feed forage: A new option for organic wheat cropping system? Diane Knight and Fran Walley 2007

Saskatchewan Organic On-Farm Research Part 2: Soil Fertility and Weed Management. Steve Shirtliffe, Diane Knight and Stewart Brandt. 2005

Saskatchewan Organic On-Farm Research:Part 1. Farm Survey and Establishment of On-farm Research Infrastructure. Steve Shirtliffe and Diane Knight 2003

Phoma as a bioherbide for organic weed control - Karen Bailey 

Scientific Manuscripts

Knight, J.D., R. Buhler, J.Y. Leeson and S. Shirtliffe.  2010.  Classification and fertility status of organically managed fields across Saskatchewan, Canada.  Canadian Journal of Soil Science 90(4): 667-678.

Takeda, M. and J.D. Knight.  2006.  Enhanced Solubilization of rock phospate by Penicillium bilaiae in pH-buffered solution culture.  Canadian Journal of Microbiology 52: 1121-1129. 

UofS Theses

Marufu, G.  2010.  Role of green manure options in organic cropping systems.  M.Sc. thesis, Department of Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan.     

Usukh, B.  2010.  The impact of lentil and field pea seeding rates on dinitrogen fixation and subsequent nitrogen benefits in an organic cropping system.  M.Sc. thesis, Department of Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan.      

Xie, J.  2008.  Screening for calcium phosphate solubilizing Rhizobium leguminosarum.  M.Sc. thesis, Department of  Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan.

Baird, J.  2007.  Optimal seeding rates for organic productions of field pea and lentil.  M.Sc. thesis, Department of Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan.  

Buhler, R.S.  2005.  Influence of management practices on weed communities in organic cereal production systems in Saskatchewan.  M.Sc. thesis, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan. 

Lawley, Y.  2004.  Determining optimum plant population densities for three annual green manure crops under weedy and weed-free conditions.  M.Sc. thesis, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan.