Canola On-Farm Research Program
Manitoba Canola Growers launched a pilot canola on-farm research program to help farmers across the province fill the gap between traditional research results and the farm level experience. The program aims to provide applied, transferable research results to farmers to allow for the adoption of new and improved production practices by evaluating performance across a wide range of growing regions and farm operations in Manitoba.
Manitoba Canola Growers worked with independent agronomists located in various regions across the province to conduct trials and work with growers to execute scientifically-sound randomized, replicated trials on their farms using field scale equipment. In 2022 we focused on three trial types: seeding rate, nitrogen rate and anti-fungal bioinoculant.
Result reports with individual trials and combined analysis for the complete data sets and all trials will be provided directly back to farmers that participated and will be able to be found by clicking links below.
Program goals include:
- Test new and improved applied production practices on a wide range of locations and environmental conditions across Manitoba to help better understand the probability of response and the economic impacts.
- Tackle research questions that cannot fully be evaluated in small plot and greenhouse research, such as precision ag methods and equipment optimization.
- Collaboration with research partners to ensure meaningful interpretation of on-farm trial results
- Bridge the gap between traditional research results and on-farm adoption of new and improved production practices.
Have a research idea? Farmers or agronomists are you interested in participating?
Questions? Feel free to contact Sonia Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)