Field Corn Production in Manitoba – A Guide for Crop Management & Agronomy

Carman, MB – February 12, 2019 – The Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is pleased to release the manual “Field Corn Production in Manitoba – A Guide for Crop Management and Agronomy”.

Over the past five years, MCGA has received significant financial support from the Provincial and Federal Governments for research in corn production. That research has yielded results and information on important agronomic issues including crop rotation, residue management/strip tillage, phosphorus fertilization, corn row spacing, Goss’s Wilt management, fertilizer use patterns, and nitrogen fertilizer management strategies for modern corn hybrids in Manitoba.

To ensure the results of this significant funding are delivered to MCGA members, new corn growers and other interested stakeholders, the MCGA board of directors deemed the development of resource material as extremely important. The manual was updated and reviewed by agronomists, pathologists, entomologists from institutions such as the MCGA, Manitoba Agriculture and the University of Manitoba, and support from numerous other individuals.

The Field Corn Production in Manitoba manual includes current production information for growing corn, including chapters on growth and development, hybrid selection, cultural practices, soil nutrition and fertility (including residue management), weed management, disease management, insect management, diagnostics, and harvesting and storage.  There is a significant amount of new content added from the 2013 edition.

Comprehensive resource materials are integral to communicating results derived from MCGA funded research to farmers and industry stakeholders. Learn more about MCGA’s research program at www.manitobacorn.ca.

Members of the MCGA will receive a complimentary copy, while the manual will also be made available for purchase to others who are interested. To order your copy of the Field Corn Production in Manitoba guide, please contact Morgan Cott, Field Agronomist at the Manitoba Corn Growers Association.

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For more information, please contact:
Morgan Cott
Field Agronomist, Manitoba Corn Growers Association
204.745.6661 | morgan@manitobacorn.ca