On-Farm Research Program 2020

On-Farm Research Program 2020

Category: On Farm Research
Researchers: Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre Manitoba Agriculture & Resource Development Tone Ag. Consulting
Keywords: Barley Biological products Fungicide Fusarium Malting PGRs
Start Date: 2020
Status: In Progress

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.

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

 

Trial title: Management of lodging in spring wheat with a plant growth regulator (PGR)
Co-Lead Researchers:  Tone Ag. Consulting
Start Date:  2020
Project Length: 1 Year
Project status: In Progress
Protocol:
 Protocol PGR – Wheat – final                   

Trial title: Evaluation of varietal quality and malting characteristics of barley
Lead Researchers:  Tone Ag. Consulting
Start Date:  2020
Project Length: 1 Year
Project status: In Progress
Protocol: Barley Variety OFT 2020

Trial title: Evaluation of biological products on spring wheat 
Lead Researcher:  Tone Ag. Consulting
Start Date: 2020
Project Length: 1 Year
Project status: In Progress
Protocol: Biological OFT 2020

Trial title: Fungicide timing for management of fusarium head blight (FHB) in barley 
Lead Researcher:  Tone Ag. Consulting
Start Date: 2020
Project Length: 1 Year
Project status: In Progress
Protocol: FUNGICIDE TIMING FOR MANAGEMENT OF FUSARIUM HEAD BLIGHT (FHB) IN BARLEY – final

Trial title: Fungicide timing for management of fusarium head blight (FHB) in spring wheat 
Lead Researcher:  Tone Ag. Consulting
Start Date: 2020
Project Length: 1 Year
Project status: In Progress
Protocol: FUNGICIDE TIMING FOR MANAGEMENT OF FUSARIUM HEAD BLIGHT (FHB) IN SPRING WHEAT – final