Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is conducting a research project looking at the effect climate change is having on soil health.
Soil Scientist Stephen Crittenden, based in Brandon, talked about the study earlier this month at Manitoba Ag Days.
"We're going to simulate drought in no-till, we're going to simulate drought in tilled soil and we're going to irrigate and we're not going to irrigate," he explained. "We're going to measure soil health parameters, so a lot of beneficial ones, nutrient status, organic matter, soil physical properties...but also we're going to look at the unhealthy parameters. So the flip side of the coin, negative impacts. Greenhouse gas emissions and incidence of fusarium head blight."
Source : Steinbachonline