For Researchers

Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) is a commodity organization representing wheat (spring & winter), barley, corn, sunflower and flax farmers in the province of Manitoba.

For every levy dollar we collect, we maximize these resources into meaningful, independent research, valuable knowledge and targeted advocacy. Our research program invests in research that will make every Manitoba farmer member more productive and sustainable, providing data to help members make decisions for their operations.

General MCA research priorities include:

  1. Variety development and genetic enhancement
  2. Applied agronomy
  3. Disease and pest management
  4. Crop quality
  5. Economics and farm profitability
  6. Value-add opportunities

Current and Upcoming Research Calls

MCA project review and decision timelines

MCA reviews projects throughout the calendar year, however all projects must be approved by the relevant research committee and the board of directors before funding can be confirmed. 

For projects beginning in 2025, letters of intent (LOIs) must be submitted by March, 15, 2024.


Please speak to an MCA research manager before submitting a letter of intent (LOI) or full proposal:

Lori-Ann Kaminski

Research Program Manager, Cereal Crops

Madison Kostal

Research Program Manager, Special Crops

Maximum Allowable Overhead Policy

Manitoba Crop Alliance maximum allowable rate for overhead on direct costs of research is set at 15%.