On Farm Research

On-Farm Research Program 2020

On Farm Research

  • Start date: 2020
  • Project Length: 1 Year
  • Project Status: In Progress

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.

Manitoba Crop Alliance Funding:

$136,703

Total Funding Approved:

$136,703 = $95,000 (2020 budget) + $41,703 (carry forward from 2019)

Funding Partners:

n/a

Trial Title: Evaluation of varietal quality and malting characteristics of barley

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

Background

Protocol: Barley Variety OFT 2020

Manitoba Crop Alliance Funding:

$136,703

Total Funding Approved:

$136,703 = $95,000 (2020 budget) + $41,703 (carry forward from 2019)

Funding Partners:

n/a

Trial title: Evaluation of biological products on spring wheat

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

Background

Protocol: Biological OFT 2020

Manitoba Crop Alliance Funding:

$136,703

Total Funding Approved:

$136,703 = $95,000 (2020 budget) + $41,703 (carry forward from 2019)

Funding Partners:

n/a

Trial title: Fungicide timing for management of fusarium head blight (FHB) in barley

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

Background

Protocol: FUNGICIDE TIMING FOR MANAGEMENT OF FUSARIUM HEAD BLIGHT (FHB) IN BARLEY

Manitoba Crop Alliance Funding:

$136,703

Total Funding Approved:

$136,703 = $95,000 (2020 budget) + $41,703 (carry forward from 2019)

Funding Partners:

n/a

Trial title: Fungicide timing for management of fusarium head blight (FHB) in spring wheat

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

Background

Protocol: FUNGICIDE TIMING FOR MANAGEMENT OF FUSARIUM HEAD BLIGHT (FHB) IN SPRING WHEAT

Manitoba Crop Alliance Funding:

$136,703

Total Funding Approved:

$136,703 = $95,000 (2020 budget) + $41,703 (carry forward from 2019)

Funding Partners:

n/a