On-Farm Agronomy Support for MWBGA projects

On-Farm Agronomy Support for MWBGA projects

Category: On Farm Research
Researchers: MPSG On-Farm Agronomy Team
Start Date: 2018
Status: Complete

Lead Researchers: MPSG On-Farm Agronomy Team
Start Date: 2018
Project Length: 1 year

Project Status: COMPLETE

Objectives:

  • Coordinate and contact potential farmer cooperators
  • Be available during key test application(s) and harvesting.
  • Take various measurements to help explain test results
  • Provide a report analysing treatment differences.
  • Project coordinator will work with local On-Farm Test coaches to collect field observations and harvest.
  • On-Farm Test coaches may be local Manitoba Agriculture staff, retail or independent agronomists.
  • Some compensation will be offered to agronomists that assist with ensuring untreated areas and harvest measurements.

MWBGA Funding Approved: $15,000

Funding Partners: Grower Collaborations & On-Farm Test coaches

Benefits to MB Producers:

  • Access to latest research that can be applied to their farm.
  • Determine profitability of the practices.
  • Obtain fusarium damaged kernel (FDK) and deoxynivalenol (DON) results.
  • Learn accepted on-farm-testing procedures.

Results:

Research Awareness: involving farmers in on-farm trials across the province created a great amount of interest in the research projects and demand for results.

Broadening of Research Objectives: including on-farm trials to accompany intensively managed small plot trials allowed for the collection of different types of data that complemented each other.

Geographic Distribution: establishment of on-farm trials allowed for data collection across many different soil types, landscapes, weather and management practices.