Manitoba Crop Alliance announces funding for 2022 Whole Farm Research Program projects

Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) has successfully funded three research projects through the Whole Farm Research Program that began in 2022.

The total value of this research, which will be conducted over the next five years (2022-27), is $1,506,047. MCA’s contributions to the projects will total $476,470 over that five-year period.

The following research projects were funded in the inaugural call:

  • Optimizing Crop Rotations to Enhance Agronomic, Economic and Environmental Performance.
    • Principal Investigator: Dr. Ramona Mohr, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Brandon Research and Development Centre
    • Co-funders: Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers, Manitoba Canola Growers Association
  • Evaluating the Potential Benefits of End-of-Pipe Treatments for Tile Drainage Discharge in Southwestern Manitoba Undulating Landscapes
    • Principal Investigator: David Whetter, Agri-Earth Consulting
  • Making Cover Crops Work with Grain Cropping Systems in the Canadian Prairies.
    • Principal Investigator: Dr. Maryse Bourgault
    • Co-funders: Western Grains Research Foundation, Saskatchewan Forage Seed Development Commission, Results Driven Agriculture Research, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission

Developed in 2021, the Whole Farm Research Program allows for a whole-farm, cross-commodity approach to research. The Whole Farm Research program is not crop-specific and leads to innovative solutions for the benefit of Manitoba producers now and into the future.

Stay tuned for more information about our call for letters of intent for Whole Farm Research projects beginning in 2023!

The second call for proposals is complete, and reviews are underway. The second round of successfully funded proposals will be announced in 2023 – stay tuned!

To learn more about the Whole Farm Research Program, click here.