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Mohr, Ramona, Ph.D.

Biologist, Sustainable Systems Agronomy

Contact Information:

2701 Grand Valley Road, Brandon Research Centre
P.O. Box 1000A, R.R. #3
Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5Y3
Telephone: 204-578-6556
Fax: 204-578-6524
Email: ramona.mohr@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • yield
  • agronomics
  • quality
  • rotations
  • macronutrients
  • seeding and planting
  • cash crop
  • potato
  • oat
  • cultural practices and techniques
  • Development of agronomic and nutrient management practices for irrigated potato systems to optimize yield and quality and minimize environmental impacts; identification of sustainable rotations for irrigated potato in western Canada; development of agronomic management strategies to optimize yield and quality of field crops including buckwheat and oat

Current Projects:

  • Adding Value to Oilseed Flax Production in Saskatchewan with Fiber Agronomy
  • Developing guidelines for sustainable irrigated potato sequences to maintain soil and water quality and crop quality and yield.
  • Disease incidence in canola as affected by preceding crop
  • Fertility management study on buckwheat
  • Improve utilization efficiency of inputs to obtain attainable yields of high quality product, and improve agroecosystem health and mitigate climate change
  • Improving fertilizer management in irrigated potato production systems
  • Nitrogen, phosphorus and KCL management for oats

Research publications

2019

2018

  • Khakbazan, M., Mohr, R.M., Huang, J., Campbell, E., Volkmar, K.M., Tomasiewicz, D.J., Moulin, A.P., Derksen, D.A., Irvine, B.R., McLaren, D.L., Nelson, A. (2018). Economic and Risk Effects of Rotation Based on a 14-Year Irrigated Potato Production Study in Manitoba, 95(3), 258-271. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12230-017-9627-8
  • Mohammad Khakbazan; Cynthia Grant; Jianzhong Huang; Colin Zhong; Elwin Smith; John O'Donovan; Ramona Mohr; Robert Blackshaw; K. Harker; Guy Lafond; Eric Johnson; W. May; T. Turkington; Yantai Gan; Newton Lupwayi; Mervin St. Luce. 2018. Economic Impact of Residual Nitrogen and Preceding Crops on Wheat and Canola. Agronomy J. 110: 1: 339-348 doi: 10.2134/agronj2017.08.0489.

2017

2016

2015

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other science related publications

2016

  • McLaren, D.L., Henriquez, M.A., Kim, Y.M., Conner, R.L., Hwang, S.F., Chang, K.F., Mohr, R.M., and Strelkov, S.E. (2016). "Getting to the root of the problem: root diseases in Manitoba crops.", Manitoba Ag Days, Brandon, MB, Canada, January 21, 2016.

2015

  • Hamel, C., Lay, C-Y., Harker, N., Mohr, R.M., and St-Arnaud, M. (2015). "Current research on canola microbiome in western Canada.", Canola Discovery Forum, Canmore, AB, Canada, October 27-29, 2015, pp. 16.
  • Hamel, C., Lay, C.-c., Harker, N., Mohr, R., St-Arnaud, M. 2015 Current research on canola microbiome in western Canada. Proceedings of the Canola Discovery Forum, held 27-29 October in Canmore, AB. P. 16.
  • 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)
  • Khakbazan, M., Larney, F.J., Mohr, R.M., Huang, J., and Berry, N. (2015). "Economics of conventional and sustainable irrigated potato production systems.", Soils and Crops Workshop 2015, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, March 16-17, 2015, Oral presentation.
  • Lay, C-Y., Bell, T., Hamel, C., Harker, K.N., Mohr, R.M., and St-Arnaud, M. (2015). "The effects of agricultural practices on the microbiome of the roots and rhizosphere of canola.", Canadian Society of Microbiologists Annual Conference, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, June 15-18, 2015. (Abstract)
  • Mohr, R.M., Nelson, A.G., Tomasiewicz, D.J., McLaren, D.L., Monreal, M.A., Irvine, R.B., Khakbazan, M., Moulin, A.P., Derksen, D.A., and Volkmar, K.M. (2015). "Nutrient Availability Following a 14-year Irrigated Potato Rotation Study in Manitoba.", 2015 Canadian Land Reclamation Association/Manitoba Soil Science Society Joint Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, June 15-18, 2015. (Poster)
  • Turkington, T.K., O'Donovan, J.T., Harker, K.N., Xi, K., Blackshaw, R.E., Johnson, E.N., Peng, G., Kutcher, H.R., May, W.E., Lafond, G.P., Mohr, R.M., and Irvine, R.B. (2015). "The impact of fungicide and herbicide timing on foliar disease severity, and barley productivity and quality.", XVIII International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC), Free University Berlin, Henry Ford Building, Berlin, Germany, August 24-27, 2015, ID: P HERBI 7. (Poster)
  • Turkington, T.K., Xi, K., O'Donovan, J.T., Harker, K.N., Peng, G., Martin, R.C., Beres, B.L., May, W.E., and Mohr, R.M. (2015). "The impact of seed treatment, foliar fungicide timing, and plant growth regulator on leaf-disease severity and productivity of barley.", XVIII International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC), Free University Berlin, Henry Ford Building, Berlin, Germany, August 24-27, 2015, ID: P IPM 42. (Poster)
  • Turkington, T.K., Xi, K., Peng, G., Martin, R.A., Harker, K.N., O'Donovan, J.T., Beres, B.L., May, W.E., and Mohr, R.M. (2015). "The impact of seed treatment, foliar fungicide timing, and plant growth regulator on barley leaf disease severity and productivity.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. (Abstract)

2014

  • McLaren, D.L., Henriquez, M.A., Conner, R.L., Mohr, R.M., Balasubramanian, P.M., and Chang, K.F. (2014). "The root of the problem: Fusarium and Phytophthora in Manitoba soybean fields.", Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) Crop Management Forum, Brandon, MB, Canada, November 18, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Mohr, R.M., Irvine, R.B., Sandercock, M., Finlay, G.J., Linde, C., Chalmers, S., Halabicki, P., Burak, K., Kostuik, J., and Watson, A.K. (2014). "Effect of row spacing and seeding rate on soybean growth, yield and quality in Manitoba.", Manitoba Agronomist Conference, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, December 10-11, 2014. (Poster)
  • Mohr, R.M., Irvine, R.B., Sandercock, M., Finlay, G.J., Linde, C., Chalmers, S., Halabicki, P., Burak, K., Kostuik, J., and Watson, A.K. (2014). "Impacts of row spacing and seeding rate on soybean in Manitoba.", Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers Conference, 2015: Edge of an Era, Brandon, MB, Canada, November 18, 2014.

2013

  • Brian L. Beres, Thomas Kelly Turkington, Randy Kutcher, Byron Irvine, Eric Johnson, John T. O'Donovan, Kenneth Neil Harker, Christopher B. Holzapfel, Ramona Mohr, Gary Peng and Dean Spaner. 2013. Winter Wheat Cropping System Response to Seed Treatments, Seed Size and Sowing Density. Proceedings of the Joint Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Agronomy and the American Societies of Agronomy, Crop Science and Soil Science. 3-6 November. Tampa, FL.
  • Kostuik, J., McEachern, S.F., Melnychenko, A., Stewart, A.J., and Mohr, R.M. (2013). Evaluation of soybean cultivar growth rate and maturity on differing soil types. Parkland Crop Diversification Foundation 2013 Annual Report. P. 133-136. http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/innovation-and-research/diversification-centres/print,index.html. (Report)
  • Kostuik, J., McEachern, S.F., Melnychenko, A., Stewart, A.J., and Mohr, R.M. (2013). Interaction of seeding rate and row spacing on soybean production trial. Parkland Crop Diversification Foundation 2013 Annual Report. P. 137-140. http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/innovation-and-research/diversification-centres/print,index.html. (Report)
  • Mohr, R.M., Glenn, A.J., Irvine, R.B., Linde, C., Halabicki, P., Kostuik, J., and Chalmers, S. (2013). Evaluation of soybean cultivar growth rate and maturity under varying environmental and soil conditions in Manitoba. Canada Manitoba Crop Diversification Centre Annual Report 2013. P. 11-15. http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/innovation-and-research/diversification-centres/print,index.htm. (Report)
  • Mohr, R.M., Glenn, A.J., McLaren, D.L., Irvine, R.B., Sandercock, M., Finlay, G.J., Linde, C., Halabicki, P., Burak, K., Kostuik, J., and Chalmers, S. (2013). Agronomic management of soybeans in Manitoba. Westman Agricultural Diversification Organization 2013 Annual Report. P. 82-113. http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/innovation-and-research/diversification-centres/print,index.html. (Report)
  • Mohr, R.M., Glenn, A.J., McLaren, D.L., Irvine, R.B., Sandercock, M., Finlay, G.J., Linde, C., Halabicki, P., Kostuik, J., and Chalmers, S. (2013). Effects of row spacing and seeding rate on soybean in Manitoba. Canada Manitoba Crop Diversification Centre Annual Report 2013. P. 16-29. http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/innovation-and-research/diversification-centres/print,index.html. (Report)
  • Mohr, R.M., Irvine, R.B., Sandercock, M., Linde, C., Chalmers, S., Halabicki, P., Burak, K., Kostuik, J., and Watson, A.K. (2013). "Impacts of row spacing and seeding rate on soybean in Manitoba.", Special Crops Symposium, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 6, 2013.
  • Zebarth, B.J., Tai, H.H., Luo, S., Cambouris, A.N., and Mohr, R.M. (2013). "Next generation diagnostics: A new way to optimize crop fertilizer nitrogen management?", 6th International Nitrogen Conference, Kampala, Uganda, November 18-22, 2013.

2011

  • Gao, X., Mohr, R.M., McLaren, D.L., and Grant, C.A. (2011). "Variation in Cadmium, Iron and Zinc Concentrations in Grain of 13 Bread Wheat Cultivars Grown on Canadian Prairies.", 11th International Conference of Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Florence, Italy, July 3-7, 2011. (Abstract)
  • Mohr, R.M. (2011). "Enhancing Nitrogen Management in Irrigated Potato.", 125th Anniversary of the Brandon Research Centre, Brandon, MB, Canada, August 11, 2011. (Poster)

2010

  • McLaren, D.L., Conner, R.L., Monreal, M.A., Hwang, S.F., Chang, K.F., Gossen, B.D., and Mohr, R.M. (2010). "Management of fusarium root rot of field peas with new disease control strategies.", 8th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Calgary, AB, Canada, November 3-5, 2010, Can J. Plant Sci.(2011), 91(2), pp. 382. (Poster)
  • Monreal, M.A., McLaren, D.L., Conner, R.L., Hwang, S.F., Chang, K.F., Gossen, B.D., Mohr, R.M., and Lupwayi, N.Z. (2010). "Use of mycorhizes inoculums to control fusarium root rot of field pea.", Mycorhizes 2010 Symposium, Université Laval, Québec City, QC, Canada, October 28-29, 2010.
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