Participate in the On-Farm Network!

Participate in the On-Farm Network!

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Have you ever considered an On-Farm research trial on your farm? Would you like to learn more about doing your own research and are a member of the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association? There are two wheat projects and one barley project available for farmers to participate in for 2019!

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

Objective: To quantify the impact of the plant growth
regulator Manipulator 620 (active ingredient chlormequat
chloride) on height and yield of spring wheat.

Benefits to MB Producers: When does it make sense to use
a plant growth regulator for your wheat crop in Manitoba?
This is a question in many farmers’ minds as they see a good
growing season developing. An application of a PGR can be
a useful tool in a high-input situation where the wheat crop
has high yield potential and at a high risk of lodging.

Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) Management Through Fungicide Timing

Objective: To provide further insight on impact of fungicide
application and timing on FHB disease levels in-season and
in harvested grain.

Benefits to MB Producers: Being aware of potential risk
of FHB infection through use of decision tools such as
Manitoba Agriculture’s FHB risk maps, combined with proper
timing of fungicide application, are key factors in helping
Manitoba wheat and barley growers reduce the risk of yield
and quality loss due to FHB.

If you are interested in participating in any of the trials,
please call the MWBGA office at 204-745-6661 or email
info@mbwheatandbarley.ca.