Research on the Farm

Research on the Farm Trial Program

On Farm Research

Background

Objectives: On-Farm research is scientific research that is conducted on real, working farms to:

  • involve farmers in the scientific method, in collaboration with research specialists.
  • conduct on-farm research tests of new practices or products over a wide range of farming environments, to guide management decisions.
  • ensure that protocols are simple and practical to implement, because farming runs on tight deadlines during the growing season.
  • determine whether a practice is good or bad by assessment of economic and/or environmental parameters.

Benefits to MB Producers:

On-farm research benefits farmers by demonstrating how products or practices behave on their own farm, on their own land and with their own equipment. The question of whether research results apply to their soil type or environment is answered immediately.

On-Farm research also benefits the entire industry. By involving farmers in the scientific method, we can draw results and conclusions from a wider range of environments. The amount of data produced adds up quickly and can be used to make inferences and predictions that are relevant and robust over a wide, geographical region.

WEBINAR RECORDING: Your Fields, Your Results: Findings from the On-Farm Network

Brought to you by the Manitoba Crop Alliance and Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers, this one-hour webinar covers results from the On-Farm Network.

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Manitoba Crop Alliance Funding:

$228,992

Trial Title: Evaluation of Varietal Quality and Malting Characteristics of Barley

  • Administrator: Tone Ag Consulting
  • Start date: 2020
  • Project Length: 3 years
  • Project Status: In Progress

Background

Team Members: Manitoba Crop Alliance, Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), & Grain Research Laboratory (GRL)

Funding: Ag Action Manitoba Research and Innovation

Protocol: 2021 Trial Protocol

Results:


Trial title: Fungicide Timing for Management of Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) in Spring Wheat

  • Administrator: Tone Ag Consulting
  • Start date: 2018
  • Project Length: On-Going
  • Project Status: In Progress

Background

Protocol: 2021 Protocol

Results:


Trial title: Fungicide Timing for Management of Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) in Barley

  • Administrator: Tone Ag Consulting
  • Start date: 2018
  • Project Length: On-going
  • Project Status: In Progress

Background

Protocol: 2021 Protocol

Trial Title: Evaluation of Seed Treatments on Spring Wheat

  • Administrator: Tone Ag Consulting
  • Start date: 2020
  • Project Length: On-Going
  • Project Status: In Progress

Background

Protocol: 2021 Protocol

Results:


Trial Title: Management of Lodging in Spring Wheat with a Plant Growth Regulator (PGR)

  • Administrator: Tone Ag Consulting
  • Start date: 2018
  • Project Length: On-Going
  • Project Status: In Progress

Background

Protocol: 2021 Protocol

Results:


Trial Title: Management of Lodging in Barley with a Plant Growth Regulator (PGR)

  • Administrator: Tone Ag Consulting
  • Start date: 2018
  • Project Length: On-Going
  • Project Status: In Progress

Background

Protocol: 2021 Protocol

2020 Results:

Trial Title: Evaluation of Spring Wheat Seeding Rates

  • Administrator: Tone Ag Consulting
  • Start date: 2020
  • Project Length: On-Going
  • Project Status: In Progress

Background

Protocol: 2021 Protocol

Results:

Trial Title: Evaluation of Agronomic and Economic Impacts of Varying Corn Populations

  • Administrator: Tone Ag Consulting
  • Start date: 2020
  • Project Length: On-Going
  • Project Status: In Progress

Background

Protocol: 2021 Protocol

Results:


Trial Title: Sunflower Plant Population Study

  • Administrator: Tone Ag Consulting
  • Start date: 2021
  • Project Length: On-Going
  • Project Status: NEW in 2021

Background

Protocol: 2021 Confection Protocol & 2021 Oilseed Protocol

Trial title: Evaluation of Biological Products on Spring Wheat

  • Administrator: Tone Ag Consulting
  • Start date: 2020
  • Project Length: 1 Year
  • Project Status: Complete

Background

Protocol: Biological OFT 2020

Results: