Manitoba Crop Alliance launches call for special crops research letters of intent


Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 (Carman, MB) – Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) is now accepting letters of intent (LOIs) for new sunflower, flax and corn research projects.

“The special crops we represent – sunflower, flax and corn – have unique problems that require unique solutions, which is why this research is so important,” says Katherine Stanley, research program manager for special crops at MCA.

“At the end of the day, our goal for this research is to generate valuable information our farmer members can use to make productive and sustainable decisions on their farms.”

The priorities for MCA special crops research projects are:

  • Applied agronomy research to increase productivity and competitiveness of farmer members
  • Nutrient management
  • Disease management
  • Harvest and residue management

LOIs will be accepted until Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, for projects to begin in 2023. MCA will consider proposals of up to five years in length. Projects must feature sunflower, flax or corn, but inclusion of other crop types (e.g., wheat, canola, soybean, pulses) is encouraged.

To learn more about MCA’s special crops research or to review the LOI eligibility criteria, please visit:


For more information, please contact:

Katherine Stanley

Research Program Manager, Special Crops


About Manitoba Crop Alliance:
Manitoba Crop Alliance is a non-profit organization established Aug. 1, 2020, representing over 7,800 farmer-members. Manitoba Crop Alliance puts their farmer-members first and strives to continuously improve the competitiveness and profitability of all crops represented by the organization by focusing on four main areas: research, agronomy, market access and development, and communications. It is through investment in these key areas that Manitoba Crop Alliance can ensure wheat, barley, corn, sunflower and flax are sustainable production choices for Manitoba farmers. For more information, visit