Field Experiment to Assess the Performance of 15 Rhizobium Strains


This project is being conducted with 15 strains belonging to the species R. leguminosarum, R. lentils, R. bangladeshense, R. binae and the lentil variety CDC Maxim in Sutherland, Saskatoon. The experiment is replicated 8 times for a total of 120 plots. At flowering I will be measuring: number of nodules (NN), location in the root (LO), color (C), nodule dry weight (NDW), root dry weight (RDW), occupancy (O). At maturity: number of pots per plant (NPP), seeds per pot (SPP), Thousand seed weight (TSW) and yield (Y).

Research Area

The objectives of the Pulse Research Group Physiology Program is to investigate whole plant and field responses of crops, particularly pulse crops, to nutrient, water and weather.  To understand and improve yield formation in pulse crops in a warming climate.  To investigate and improve nitrogen ... [more]

Related Species

Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) is an important pulse crop with annual production of 3-4 Mt across 70 countries (Cubero et al. 2009. DOI 10.1079/9781845934873.0000; pg. 13). Lentils are a good source of protein, carbohydrates, micronutrients and vitamins for human nutrition and is consumed in more than 120 countries. Furthermore, their small seed size and flat shape make them relatively quick cooking and easily decorticated compared to most other grain legumes (Sharpe et al. 2013. BMC Genomics. DOI 10.1186/1471-2164-14-192). The Lentil plant has a bushy growth habit with a height of about 40 cm; the seeds are lens-shaped and usually grow two per pod. ... [more]

Sequences, Variants & Markers