Economic and environmental value of growing both pea and soybean in rotation

Crop Pea, Soybean
Start Date2019
End Date2022
Principal InvestigatorMohr, Ramona, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Brandon
External Funding PartnersCanadian Agricultural Partnership
ReportMohr Pea Soybean Rotation MPSG Exension JAN 2020

Research Objectives

The overall objective of this study is to determine the effect of growing field pea and/or soybean in rotation on the performance of cropping systems in western Manitoba. Goals over the initial 3-year phase of the study are:

  1. to determine the short-term effect of crop sequence on disease, nutrient dynamics, and crop yield and quality; and
  2.  to generate a reliable, research-based dataset of production and economic information for a range of crop rotations to assess the profitability and production risk associated with each rotation.
By generating information regarding the relative performance of a range of cropping systems, this study aims to provide producers with a means to reduce production and economic risk while diversifying their farming operations.

Project Description