Newton Lupwayi, PhD

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Research Scientist

Soil microbiology

Current research and/or projects

  • The right balance: management strategies for plugging organic soil health.
  • Soybean and Corn Cropping Systems - Integrated Crop Agronomy Cluster.
  • Optimizing agroecosystems resiliency - Optimizing systems productivity, resilience and sustainability in the major Canadian ecozones.
  • Integrating multiple beneficial management practices (BMPs) in organic cropping systems: Soil health, weed and insect interactions.
  • Elucidating and exploiting rhizosphere processes for improved soil health and productivity.
  • Evaluation of economic and agro-ecological merits of diverse cropping sequences with perennial forage seed and annual field crops.
  • Novel vs. traditional manure/compost to conserve soil resources and improve soil health.
  • Management strategies to improve rangeland soil health and productivity.
  • Diversity and ecosystem function of insects in cattle dung on pasture.

Research and/or project statements

Study soil microbial community composition, diversity and functioning in agroecosystems.

Professional activities / interests

Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 2017 & 2018

Editorial Board Member, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment (journal), 2009-Present

Education and awards

PhD Soil Microbiology, Lincoln University, New Zealand

Co-author of Best 2016 Agronomy Paper in Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 2017

Gold Harvest Award for Innovation, Collaboration and Service Excellence, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, 2015

International experience and/or work

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lilongwe, Malawi

International Livestock Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Key publications

  1. Larney, F.J., Pearson, D.C., Dill, G.H, Schwinghamer, T.D., Zvomuya, F., Blackshaw, R.E. and Lupwayi, N.Z. 20xx. Soil water dynamics over 12 growing seasons on irrigated fully-phased dry bean–potato–wheat–sugar beet rotations under conventional and conservation management. Can. J. Soil Sci. (In press).

    2021 - View publication details

  2. Tidemann BD, Harker KN, Geddes CM, Blackshaw RE, Lupwayi N, Shirtliffe S, Willenborg C, Johnson EN, Gulden R, Turkington TK, Semach G, Mulenga A (2020) Mitigating herbicide resistance: Incorporating integrated weed management strategies. Poster presentation at the Canadian Weed Science Society Virtual Meeting November 2020. Abstract 49. Available at https://www.weedscience.ca/resources/annual-meeting-archived-files/

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  3. Larney, F.J., Catton, H.A. Geddes, C.M., Lupwayi, N.Z., Forge, T.A., Lemke, R.L., and Helgason, B.L. 2020. Cover cropping for organic carrot production. Oral presentation. Organic Alberta and Holistic Management Canada Conference, January 31-February 2, 2020, Camrose, AB.

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  4. Khanal, N., Azooz, R., Lupwayi N., Otani1 J., Yoder, C. (2019) Integrating perennial forage seed crops in the cropping systems in western Canada: An agroecological and economic assessment. In Proceedings of Plant Canada 2019: Communicating Innovation in Plant Science, Guelph, Ontario, Canada; 7-10 July 2019.

    2019 - View publication details

  5. Soden, C, Hao X, Thomas BW, Stoeckli K, Floate K, Lupwayi N. 2018. Could dung pats treated with and without ivermectin affect insect activities and impact soil available nitrogen on native pasture? 2018 Alberta Soil Science Workshop, Edmonton AB, Feb 20-22, 2018.

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  6. Hao, X., C. Soden, J. Stoeckli, B.W. Thomas, K.D. Floate and N. Lupwayi. 2018. Could insect activities reduce greenhouse gas emissions from dung pats? 71st Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management, Sparks, Nevada, 28 January – 02 February. [oral presentation]

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  7. Khakbazan, M., Grant, C.A., Huang, J., Zhong, C., Smith, E.G., O’Donovan, J.T., Mohz, R.M., Blackshaw, R.E., Harker, K.N., Lafond, G.P., Johnson, E.N., May, W.E., Turkington, T.K., Gan, Y., Lupwayi, N.Z., St. Luce, M. (2018). Economic impact of residual Nitrogen and preceding crops on wheat and canola, 110(1), 339-348. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/agronj2017.08.0489

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  8. Larney, F.J., Pearson, D.C., Blackshaw, R.E., Lupwayi, N.Z. (2017). Soil surface cover on irrigated rotations for potato (Solanum tuberosum L.), dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.), and soft white spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in southern Alberta, 72(6), 584-596. http://dx.doi.org/10.2489/jswc.72.6.584

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  9. Le microbiome fongique du canola, structure et variations.

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  10. Larney, F.J., Nitschelm, J.J., Regitnig, P.J., Pearson, D.C., Blackshaw, R.E. and Lupwayi, N.Z. 2016. Sugar beet response to rotation and soil management in a 12-year irrigated study in southern Alberta. Can. J. Plant Sci. 96: 776–789.

    2016 - View publication details

  11. Grant, C.A., O'Donovan, J.T., Blackshaw, R.E., Harker, K.N., Johnson, E.N., Gan, Y., Lafond, G.P., May, W.E., Turkington, T.K., Lupwayi, N.Z., McLaren, D.L., Zebarth, B., Khakbazan, M., St. Luce, M., Ramnarine, R. (2016). Residual effects of preceding crops and nitrogen fertilizer on yield and crop and soil N dynamics of spring wheat and canola in varying environments on the Canadian prairies, 192 86-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2016.04.019

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  12. St. Luce, M., Grant, C.A., Ziadi, N., Zebarth, B.J., O'Donovan, J.T., Blackshaw, R.E., Harker, K.N., Johnson, E.N., Gan, Y., Lafond, G.P., May, W.E., Malhi, S.S., Turkington, T.K., Lupwayi, N.Z., McLaren, D.L. (2016). Preceding crops and nitrogen fertilization influence soil nitrogen cycling in no-till canola and wheat cropping systems, 191 20-32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2016.02.014

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  13. Khakbazan, M., Grant, C.A., Huang, J., Berry, N.J., Smith, E.G., O’Donovan, J.T., Blackshaw, R.E., Harker, K.N., Lafond, G.P., Johnson, E.N., Gan, Y., May, W.E., Turkington, T.K., Lupwayi, N.Z. (2016). Preceding crops and nitrogen effects on crop energy use efficiency in canola and barley, 108(3), 1079-1088. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/agronj2015.0269

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  14. Harker, K.N., O'Donovan, J.T., Turkington, T.K., Blackshaw, R.E., Lupwayi, N.Z., Smith, E.G., Johnson, E.N., Pageau, D., Shirtliffe, S.J., Gulden, R.H., Rowsell, J., Hall, L.M., Willenborg, C.J. (2016). Diverse Rotations and Optimal Cultural Practices Control Wild Oat (Avena fatua), 64(1), 170-180. http://dx.doi.org/10.1614/WS-D-15-00133.1

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  15. Harker, K.N., O'Donovan, J.T., Turkington, T.K., Blackshaw, R.E., Lupwayi, N.Z., Smith, E.G., Johnson, E.N., Kutcher, H.R., Willenborg, C.J., Gan, Y.T., Dosdall, L.M., Hall, L.M., Peng, G., Irvine, R.B., and Mohr, R.M. (2015). "Sustainable canola production increases with cropping system diversity.", 14th International Rapeseed Congress, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 5-9, 2015. (Poster)

    2015 - View publication details

  16. Beres, B.L., Pageau, D., Dion, Y., Turkington, T.K., Lupwayi, N.Z., Larney, F.J., Ellert, B.H., and Smith, E.G. (2015). "Rotational Diversity Effects in a Cereal-Based Cropping System.", Botany 2015, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015.

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  17. Beres, B.L., Pageau, D., Dion, Y., Turkington, T.K., Lupwayi, N.Z., Larney, F.J., Ellert, B.H., and Smith, E.G. (2015). "Rotational diversity effects in a cereal-based cropping system.", Canadian Journal of Plant Science. (Abstract)

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  18. Hamel, C., Li, Y., Lupwayi, N.Z., Jazestani, J., and Abdellatif, L. (2015). "Improving Nutrient Efficiency with AM fungi.", FarmTech - Invited Talk at Techtransfer Conferences, Edmonton EXPO Centre at Northlands, January 26-28, 2015. (Presentation)

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  19. Turkington, T.K., Xi, K., Harker, K.N., O'Donovan, J.T., Blackshaw, R.E., McAllister, T.A., and Lupwayi, N.Z. (2015). "The impact of barley variety rotation, mixtures, and intercropping on leaf disease and silage production.", XVIII International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC), Free University Berlin, Henry Ford Building, Berlin, Germany, August 24-27, 2015.

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  20. O'Donovan, J.T., Grant, C.A., Blackshaw, R.E., Harker, K.N., Johnson, E.N., Gan, Y.T., May, W.E., Turkington, T.K., Lupwayi, N.Z., Khakbazan, M., and Smith, E.G. (2015). "Legumes in rotation affect hybrid canola and malting barley.", 14th International Rapeseed Congress, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 5-9, 2015, Keynote Theme D oral presentation.

    2015 - View publication details

Research facility

5403 1st Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4B1
Canada

Affiliations

Canadian Society of Soil Science

Soil Science Society of America

Language

English