Thank you to the farmers and agronomists who attended the two joint summer tours hosted by the Manitoba Corn Growers Association and fellow commodity groups. Attendees learned first hand and in the field the great work being done, funded in part by producer dollars.
The first joint tour was the Plot Stop tour held June 30. The tour highlighted On-Farm trials funded by the Manitoba Corn Growers Association, Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers, and the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association. Participants learned about evaluating in-season nitrogen application in corn, soybean potassium fertilization, fusarium head blight fungicide timing, and soybean seed treatments.
The second joint tour was the Twilight Tour held August 9 at the University of Manitoba Research Farm in Carman, MB. This tour highlighted research projects funded by the Manitoba Corn Growers Association, Manitoba Flax Growers Association, Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers, and the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association. The over 60 participants learned about corn row spacing and planting density, lodging in wheat, soybean seeding dates and seeding depths, dry bean row spacing and planting density, soybean crop rotation, pasmo disease management in flax, and crop rooting systems.
The MCGA was excited to work collaboratively with the other commodity associations to host two great joint summer tours.