RESEARCH PROJECT UPDATES

February 16, 2017

Manitoba Agriculture nitrogen rate guidelines for corn were developed before 1990 and are out-of-date for current yield levels. Recently NDSU has released N rate guidelines for corn and a number of in-crop scouting measures can be used to assess sufficiency and need for more N. A study was initiated to evaluate a number of N decision guides for suitability in fertilizing corn in Manitoba.  Read the 2016 results here.

December 22, 2015

Year 2 of the Corn Agronomy Project is a success! Take a look at the 2015 report here and learn about all the projects we have our hands in.

May 30, 2015

Planting is well underway for our research partners at the University of Manitoba. Check out the second interim report for the Corn Agronomy Project here: Corn Agronomy Project Report 2

April 1, 2015

The first year of the Corn Agronomy Project and the Corn Development Project is complete! Check out the first year progress reports from each of the researchers here: Current Research Projects

March 12, 2015

The University of Manitoba is looking for producers to participate in the Corn Residue Management Replicated Strip Tillage Trial, which is part of the Corn Agronomy Project. Are you interested in being a part of research that benefits producers directly? Check out the protocol here: U of M Corn Residue Protocol

March 6, 2015

Growing Forward 2 Agri-Food Research and Development Initiative (ARDI) has approved a fourth year of funding for the Corn Agronomy Project! An additional investment by ARDI of $92,388 means that for every $1 of producer check-off the MCGA has invested in this project, an additional $2.11 is generated through GF2 and our partners at Western Grains Research Foundation. 

September 8, 2014

2014 has been an exciting year for research at the MCGA. Through the Growing Forward 2 Agri-Food Research and Development Initiative and with the support of the Western Grains Research Foundation, the MCGA has been able to turn an investment of $254,750 into a $648,300 Corn Agronomy Projectthat means that for every $1 the MCGA invests in the Corn Agronomy Project, our partners invest $1.54. 

Similarly, through the Growing Forward 2 Capacity and Knowledge Development Program, under the Grain Innovation Hub, the MCGA has been able to turn an investment of $371,310 into a $1.7M Corn Development Projectthat means for every $1 the MCGA invests in the Corn Development Project, an additional $3.60 is generated through GF2.

The above projects have been funded by the Canada and Manitoba Governments through Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.

The MCGA has agreed to support AAFC Research Scientist Dr. James Tambong in collaborative research on the Goss’s Wilt pathogen, titled “Monitoring an invasive bacterial pathogen (Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. nebraskensis) of corn using next-generation sequencing”. James will be collaborating directly with Dr. Fouad Daayf, the U of M Scientist that is working on the Corn Development Project, so that no research is unnecessarily repeated. They are taking complementary approaches so this should be a good partnership. The MCGA will be investing $45,000 over the next three years for this $255,000 project; that means that for every $1 the MCGA invests, AAFC invests an additional $4.67.

Stay tuned for more research updates from the MCGA!