Kui Liu, Ph.D.

Education and awards

Ph. D., Biology, Dalhousie University, 2006.

M. Sc., Crop Cultivation and Farming Systems, Henan Agricultural University, China, 2001

B. Sc., Agronomy, Henan Agricultural University, China, 1998


Key publications

  1. 2022. Kubota, H., Liu, K., Tedla, H.A., Curtis, T., Entz, M., Khakbazan, M., Larney, F., Lemke, R., Lupwayi, N., Kapiniak, A., Peng, G., Ramirez, G.H., Semach, G., St.Luce, M., Strydhorst, S., Tidemann, B., Gan, Y. Evaluating cropping systems for productivity, sustainability, and resilience in Northern Alberta. 2022 Beaverlodge Research Farm Spring Seminars held using MS Teams on April 1, 2022, and organized by J. Otani at Beaverlodge, Alberta.

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  2. Liu, K., Bandara, M., Hamel, C., Knight, J.D., Gan, Y. (2020). Intensifying crop rotations with pulse crops enhances system productivity and soil organic carbon in semi-arid environments. Field Crops Research, [online] 248 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2019.107657

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  3. Liu, K., Johnson, E.N., Blackshaw, R.E., Hossain, Z., Gan, Y. (2019). Improving the productivity and stability of oilseed cropping systems through crop diversification. Field Crops Research, [online] 237 65-73. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2019.03.020

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  4. Zhang, B., Thomas, B.W., Beck, R., Liu, K., Zhao, M., Hao, X. (2018). Labile soil organic matter in response to long-term cattle grazing on sloped rough fescue grassland in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Alberta. Geoderma, [online] 318 9-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2017.12.019

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  5. Thomas, B.W., Stoeckli, J.L., Beck, R., Liu, K., Koenig, K.M., Beres, B.L., Hao, X., Gao, X. (2017). Nitrapyrin reduced nitrous oxide emissions from beef cattle urine patches on a semiarid tame pasture. Soil Science Society of America Journal, [online] 81(6), 1537-1547. http://dx.doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2017.04.0123

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  6. Liu, K., Lobb, D.A., Miller, J.J., Owens, P.N., Caron, M.E.G. (2017). Determining sources of fine-grained sediment for a reach of the lower little bow river, Alberta, using a colour-based sediment fingerprinting approach. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, [online] 98(1), 55-69. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjss-2016-0131

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  7. Caron, M., D.A. Lobb, J.J. Miller, K. Kiu, and P.N. Owens. 2016. Sediment fingerprinting in the Lower Little Bow River using Cs-137 as a tracer. Prairie Perspectives: Geographical Essays 18: 50–56.

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  8. Reynolds, W.D., Drury, C.F., Parkin, G.W., Lauzon, J.D., Saso, J.K., Zhang, T.Q., Liu, K., Welacky, T.W., Yang, X.M., Tan, C.S., Calder, W., Oloya, T.O., Reid, D.K. (2016). Solute dynamics and the Ontario nitrogen index: I. Chloride leaching. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, [online] 96(2), 105-121. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjss-2015-0069

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  9. Boudreault, M., Li, S., Lobb, D.A., Benoy, G.A., and Liu, K. (2015). "Sources of suspended sediment in an agricultural watershed in Atlantic Canada.", Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA) 2015 Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, October 20-21, 2015.

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  10. Liu, K., Elliott, J.A., Lobb, D.A., Flaten, D.N., Yarotski, J. (2014). Nutrient and sediment losses in snowmelt runoff from perennial forage and annual cropland in the canadian prairies. Journal of Environmental Quality, [online] 43(5), 1644-1655. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2014.01.0040

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  11. Liu, K., Elliott, J.A., Lobb, D.A., Flaten, D.N., Yarotski, J. (2014). Conversion of conservation tillage to rotational tillage to reduce phosphorus losses during snowmelt runoff in the canadian prairies. Journal of Environmental Quality, [online] 43(5), 1679-1689. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2013.09.0365

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  12. Liu, K., Elliott, J.A., Lobb, D.A., Flaten, D.N., Yarotski, J. (2013). Critical factors aff ecting field-scale losses of nitrogen and phosphorus in spring snowmelt runoff in the canadian prairies. Journal of Environmental Quality, [online] 42(2), 484-496. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2012.0385

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  13. Liu, K., Zhang, T.Q., Tan, C.S., Astatkie, T., Price, G.W. (2012). Crop and soil nitrogen responses to phosphorus and potassium fertilization and drip irrigation under processing tomato. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, [online] 93(2), 151-162. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10705-012-9506-0

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  14. Liu, K., Zhang, T.Q., Tan, C.S., Astatkie, T. (2011). Responses of fruit yield and quality of processing tomato to drip-irrigation and fertilizers phosphorus and potassium. Agronomy Journal, [online] 103(5), 1339-1345. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/agronj2011.0111

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  15. Liu, K., Ma, B.L., Luan, L., Li, C. (2011). Nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium nutrient effects on grain filling and yield of high-yielding summer corn. Journal of Plant Nutrition, [online] 34(10), 1516-1531. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01904167.2011.585208

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  16. Zhang, T.Q., Liu, K., Tan, C.S., Warner, J., Wang, Y.T. (2011). Processing tomato nitrogen utilization and soil residual nitrogen as influenced by nitrogen and phosphorus additions with drip-fertigation. Soil Science Society of America Journal, [online] 75(2), 738-745. http://dx.doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2009.0365

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  17. Liu, K., Hammermeister, A.M., Warman, P.R., Drury, C.F., Martin, R.C. (2011). Assessing soil nitrogen availability in contrasting cropping systems at the end of transition to organic production. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, [online] 91(4), 493-501. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/cjss2010-039

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  18. Liu, K., Zhang, T.Q., Tan, C.S. (2011). Processing tomato phosphorus utilization and post-harvest soil profile phosphorus as affected by phosphorus and potassium additions and drip irrigation. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, [online] 91(3), 417-425. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/cjss09098

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  19. Zhang, T.Q., Liu, K., and Tan, C.S. (2010). "Optimizing application of phosphorus and potassium to processing tomatoes under drip irrigation to maximize yield with improved quality while minimizing adverse impacts on water quality.", 2010 Ontario Processing Vegetable Industry Conference, London, ON, Canada, January 25-27, 2010, pp. 2-3.

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  20. Zhang, T.Q., Liu, K., Tan, C.S., Hong, J.P., Warner, J. (2010). Evaluation of agronomic and economic effects of nitrogen and phosphorus additions to green pepper with drip fertigation. Agronomy Journal, [online] 102(5), 1434-1440. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/agronj2010.0081

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