Sustainable Agriculture & Horticulture

Soil Health, Nitrogen Cycling, Greenhouse Gases

Dr. Kate A. Congreves

Photo by Christina Weese

My research program is focused on Sustainable Agriculture & Horticulture with an emphasis on diversified field crop and vegetable crop production systems. We work to understand:

  • soil health measurement and management,
  • nitrogen cycling and use efficiency, and
  • greenhouse gas emission and mitigation.
Ultimately, our goal is to better understand the functioning of soil ecosystem services and develop strategies for moving towards regenerative and environmentally-friendly agronomic management.

Current courses that I teach or co-teach: 
PLSC 440/840, Climate-Smart Agriculture.
PLSC 451, Vegetable Agronomy.
PLSC 461, Post-harvest Management of Horticultural Crops.
PLSC 220, Intro to Horticulture.

My group is a part of the nation-wide HQP Training Program:NSERC CREATE Climate-Smart Soils



  • USask Sustainability Faculty Fellowship (2022-2024)
  • Dean’s New Researcher Award of Excellence (2020) from College of Agriculture and Bioresources at USask
  • Professor of the Year (2021) from the Agricultural Students’ Association with the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at USask
  • Early Career Award, Canadian Society of Agronomy (2021)