Newton Lupwayi, PhD
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
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.2022 - View publication details
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. Balancing sustainability and profitability: the role of crop varieties and crop rotations. 2022 Mackenzie Applied Research Association Seminars held using Zoom on February 17, 2022.2022 - View publication details
Larney, F.J., Pearson, D.C., Dill, G.H., Schwinghamer, T.D., Zvomuya, F., Blackshaw, R.E., Lupwayi, N.Z. (2021). Soil water dynamics over 12 seasons on irrigated dry bean-potato-wheat-sugar beet rotations. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, [online] 101(2), 177-191. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjss-2020-00562021 - View publication details
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/2020 - View publication details
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.2020 - View publication details
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
Nair, J., Turkington, T.K., Blackshaw, R., Geddes, C.M., Lupwayi, N.Z., Xu, S., Yang, J., Yang, H.E., Wang, Y., McAllister, T.A. (2019). Impact of field fungal contamination of barley on ensiling properties, nutritional quality and the microbiome of barley silage. Grass and Forage Science, [online] 74(2), 231-243. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gfs.124192019 - View publication details
Lupwayi, N.Z., Zhang, Y., Hao, X., Thomas, B.W., Eastman, A.H., Schwinghamer, T.D. (2019). Linking soil microbial biomass and enzyme activities to long-term manure applications and their nonlinear legacy. Pedobiologia, [online] 74 34-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedobi.2019.04.0012019 - View publication details
Lupwayi, N.Z., Larney, F.J., Blackshaw, R.E., Pearson, D.C., Eastman, A.H. (2018). Soil Microbial Biomass and Its Relationship with Yields of Irrigated Wheat under Long-term Conservation Management. Soil Science, [online] 183(5), 179-187. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SS.00000000000002422018 - View publication details
Lupwayi, N.Z., May, W.E., Kanashiro, D.A., Petri, R.M. (2018). Soil bacterial community responses to black medic cover crop and fertilizer N under no-till. Applied Soil Ecology, [online] 124 95-103. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.11.0032018 - View publication details
Lupwayi, N.Z., Kanashiro, D.A., Eastman, A.H., Hao, X. (2018). Soil phospholipid fatty acid biomarkers and β-glucosidase activities after long-term manure and fertilizer N applications. Soil Science Society of America Journal, [online] 82(2), 343-353. http://dx.doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2017.09.03402018 - View publication details
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, 2018.2018 - View publication details
Zhang, Y., Hao, X., Alexander, T.W., Thomas, B.W., Shi, X., Lupwayi, N.Z. (2018). Long-term and legacy effects of manure application on soil microbial community composition. Biology and Fertility of Soils, [online] 54(2), 269-283. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-017-1257-22018 - View publication details
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]2018 - View publication details
Smith, E.G., Neil Harker, K., O’Donovan, J.T., Kelly Turkington, T., Blackshaw, R.E., Lupwayi, N.Z., Johnson, E.N., Pageau, D., Shirtliffe, S.J., Gulden, R.H., Hall, L.M., Willenborg, C.J. (2018). The profitability of diverse crop rotations and other cultural methods that reduce wild oat (Avena fatua). Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 98(5), 1094-1101. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2018-00192018 - View publication details
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/agronj2017.08.04892018 - View publication details
Akter, Z., Pageni, B.B., Lupwayi, N.Z., Balasubramanian, P.M. (2018). Biological nitrogen fixation by irrigated dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) genotypes. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 98(5), 1159-1167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2017-03012018 - View publication details
Harker, K.N., Hartman, M.D., Tidemann, B.D., O’Donovan, J.T., Turkington, T.K., Lupwayi, N.Z., Smith, E.G., Mohr, R.M. (2017). Attempts to rescue yield loss in continuous canola with agronomic inputs. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 98(3), 703-716. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2017-03372017 - View publication details
Lupwayi, N.Z., Larney, F.J., Blackshaw, R.E., Kanashiro, D.A., Pearson, D.C., Petri, R.M. (2017). Pyrosequencing reveals profiles of soil bacterial communities after 12 years of conservation management on irrigated crop rotations. Applied Soil Ecology, [online] 121 65-73. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.09.0312017 - View publication details
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.72.6.5842017 - View publication details
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