Gan, Yantai, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Alternative Crops and Diversification


Contact Information:

PO Box 1030
Swift Current, Saskatchewan S9H 3X2
Telephone: 306-778-7246
Fax: 306-778-3188
Email: yantai.gan@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cropping systems and diversification
  • Alternative crops and new uses
  • Symbiosis and fertility management
  • Green fallow and cover crops
  • Water use efficiency
  • Conservation agriculture systems
  • Ecological assessment

Current Projects:

  • Economics and non-renewable energy use effciency of tillage, fertilizer, and alternative crop management practices in the semiarid prairies.
  • Developing Best Management Strategies for Juncea Canola, A New Oilseed Crop, for Western Canada.
  • Economics of crop diversification and management opportunites for semiarid regions.
  • Adaptation of new, alternative, and non-traditional crops in the Canadian dry Brown ecosystems
  • Developing Agronomic management packages and diverse cropping sequences/ systems for new and alternative crops to improve net production returns
  • Develop strategies that enhance sustainability by understanding the interaction of factors limiting ecosystem productivity.
  • Developing best management options to improve the indeterminate growth habit of chickpea
  • Improving Chickpea Maturity through Management of the indeterminate growth habit.

Affiliations:

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Plant Science
  • Director, North America Pulse Improvement Association
  • Director, Canadian Society of Agronomy

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2012

  • Gan, Y.T. (2012). "Lowering Carbon Footprint by Diversifying Cropping Systems.", 24th Annual Conference of the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association (SSCA), Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, January 11, 2012.
  • Liu, C., Fernando, W.G.D., Gan, Y.T., Kutcher, H.R., and Peng, G. (2012). "Baseline sensitivity of Leptosphaeria maculans to strobilurin fungicides.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) 83rd Annual Meeting and International PPV Meeting, Marriott Gateway On The Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, June 24-27, 2012. (Poster)
  • Pageni, B.B., Lupwayi, N.Z., Larney, F.J., Kawchuk, L.M., Pearson, D.C., Blackshaw, R.E., and Gan, Y.T. (2012). "Characterization of bacterial endophytes associated with Solanum tuberosum in irrigated cropping systems.", 112th General Meeting of American Society for Microbiology, San Francisco, CA, USA, June 15-19, 2012. (Abstract)
  • Pageni, B.B., Lupwayi, N.Z., Larney, F.J., Kawchuk, L.M., Pearson, D.C., Blackshaw, R.E., and Gan, Y.T. (2012). "Preceding crop, rotation length and soil management effects on bacterial endophytes.", 49th Annual Alberta Soil Science Workshop, Ramada Inn, Edmonton, AB, Canada, February 14-16, 2012. (Abstract)

2011

  • Bazghaleh, N., Hamel, C., Knight, J.D., Gan, Y.T., Ishii, T., and Cruz, A.F. (2011). "Chickpea root antifungal activity and mycorrhization.", Pulse Science Cluster Scientific Meeting 2011, Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, November 17-18, 2011, pp. 17.
  • DePauw, R.M., Malhi, S.S., Bullock, P.R., Gan, Y.T., McKenzie, R.H., Larney, F.J., Janzen, H.H., Cutforth, H.W., and Wang, H. (2011). "Wheat Production in Northern High Latitudes – Canadian example.", in Bonjean, A., Angus, W., and Van Ginkel, M. (eds.) - The World Wheat Book A History of Wheat Breeding. Vol. 2, Lavoisier Tech et Doc, Paris, France, pp. 607-651.
  • Ellouze, W., St-Arnaud, M., Hamel, C., Gan, Y.T., Cruz, A.F., and Ishii, T. (2011). "Phytochemicals and spore germination: at the root of AMF host preference?", Soils Ecology Society Meeting 2011, University of British Columbia - Okanagan, Kelowna, BC, Canada, May 24-27, 2011, pp. 64.
  • Gan, Y.T. (2011). "Science behind rotation agronomy.", Agronomy Update, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, December 8, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Hamel, C., Yang, C., Taheri, A.E., Bazghaleh, N., Navarro-Borrell, A., Cruz, A.F., Ishii, T., Vujanovic, V., Knight, J.D., Germida, J.J., and Gan, Y.T. (2011). "Microbial pipeline to next generation pulses.", Pulse Science Cluster Scientific Meeting 2011, Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, November 17-18, 2011, pp. 5.
  • Knight, J.D., Chao, T., Bazghaleh, N., Navarro, A., Taheri, A.E., Hamel, C., and Gan, Y.T. (2011). "Crop Rotation Efffects on Soil Biology.", Agronomy Update Conference 2011, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, January 18-19, 2011.
  • Navarro-Borrell, A., Hamel, C., Germida, J.J., and Gan, Y.T. (2011). "Arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi and dark septate endophytes colonization patterns are related with nutrient content in pulse and wheat Brown in the semiarid Canadian Prairie.", Pulse Science Cluster Scientific Meeting 2011, Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, November 17-18, 2011, pp. 18.
  • Navarro-Borrell, A., Hamel, C., Germida, J.J., and Gan, Y.T. (2011). "Dark septate endophytes and arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi colonization patterns related with plant nutrient content in pulse and wheat.", Pulse Science Cluster Scientific Meeting 2011, Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, November 17-18, 2011, pp. 4.
  • Navarro-Borrell, A., Hamel, C., Germida, J.J., and Gan, Y.T. (2011). "Elucidating the tripartite association plant-Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi-dark septate endophytes [CD-Rom].", Soils and Crops Workshop 2011, Prairieland Park, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, March 15-16, 2011.
  • Navarro-Borrell, A., Hamel, C., Hanson, K.G., McDonald, C.L., Germida, J.J., and Gan, Y.T. (2011). "Pulse and wheat crops’ influence on soil dehydrogenase activity, soil nutrient content and microbial community.", Soils Ecology Society Meeting 2011, University of British Columbia - Okanagan, Kelowna, BC, Canada, May 24-27, 2011, pp. 67.
  • O'Donovan, J.T., Blackshaw, R.E., Grant, C.A., Harker, K.N., Lafond, G.P., Johnson, E.N., Gan, Y.T., May, W.E., Turkington, T.K., and Lupwayi, N.Z. (2011). "Legume Crops to Improve Soil Fertility for Enhanced Canola Production.", 2011 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Fundamental for life: soil, crop and environmental sciences, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 16-19, 2011. (Poster)
  • Pageni, B.B., Lupwayi, N.Z., Larney, F.J., Kawchuk, L.M., Pearson, D.C., Blackshaw, R.E., and Gan, Y.T. (2011). "Preceding crop, rotation length and soil management effects on bacterial endophytes.", Pulse Science Cluster Scientific Meeting 2011, Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, November 17-18, 2011. (Abstract)
  • Wang, X. and Gan, Y.T. (2011). "Biological nitrogen fixation and nodulation characterization of various pulse species, market classes and varieties in semiarid northern latitudes.", Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists Eastern Regional Meeting & Plant Development Workshop / Congrès de la Société Canadienne de Physiologie Végétale & Congrès de Développement Végétale (Congrès Régional de l’Est), Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, December 2-3, 2011, P38, pp. 48. (Poster)
  • Yang, C., Hamel, C., Gan, Y.T., and Vujanovic, V. (2011). "Isolation of hydrogen-oxidizing bacteria with positive effects on plant growth from chickpea field.", Pulse Science Cluster Scientific Meeting 2011, Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, November 17-18, 2011.

2010

  • Gan, Y.T., Liang, C., and Hamel, C. (2010). "Carbon footprints and annual pulses on the Canadian prairie.", 8th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Calgary, AB, Canada, November 3-5, 2010.

2009

  • Beckie, H.J., Johnson, E.N., Blackshaw, R.E., and Gan, Y.T. (2009). "Weed suppression by canola and mustard cultivars.", 8th European Weed Research Society (EWRS) Workshop on Physical and Cultural Weed Control, Zaragoza, Spain, March 9-11, 2009, pp. 2. (Abstract)
  • Gan, Y.T. (2009). "Tactics for harvesting more water and maximizing grain production.", 7th International No-Till Conservation Agriculture Conference, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, June 23-26, 2009.
  • Gan, Y.T., Gossen, B.D., Wolf, T.M., McDonald, C.L., Poppy, L.B., Ford, G., Warkentin, T.D., Banniza, S., Pearse, P.G., Dokken-Bouchard, F.L., and McVicar, R. (2009). "An Integrated Approach to Manage Ascochyta Blight in Chickpea.", published by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)/Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada (AAC), Pesticide Risk Reduction Program/Programme de réduction des risques liés aux pesticides, pp. 1-7. (Technology transfer)
  • Yang, C., Hamel, C., Vujanovic, V., Gan, Y.T., and Hanson, K.G. (2009). "Effects of fungicide usage on chickpea rhizospheric bacterial community.", North American Pulse Improvement Association (NAPIA) Biannual Meeting 2009, Fort Collins, CO, USA, October 28-30, 2009, pp. 11.