ON FARM RESEARCH PROGRAM

ON FARM Research Program


2018: Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) Management Through Fungicide Timing

Lead Researcher:  Holly Derksen, Manitoba Agriculture

Objective: In each of the two projects the objective is to provide further insight on impact of fungicide application and timing on FHB disease levels in-season and in harvested grain.

PROJECT 1 PROTOCOLS:FUNGICIDE TIMING FOR MANAGEMENT OF FUSARIUM HEAD BLIGHT (FHB) IN SPRING WHEAT
PROJECT 2 PROTOCOLS: FUNGICIDE TIMING FOR MANAGEMENT OF FUSARIUM HEAD BLIGHT (FHB) IN BARLEY

Benefits to MB Producers:  Being aware of potential risk of FHB infection through use of decision tools such as Manitoba Agriculture’s FHB risk maps, combined with proper timing of fungicide application, are key factors in helping Manitoba wheat and barley growers reduce the risk of yield and quality loss due to FHB.


2018: Management of Lodging in Spring Wheat with a Plant Growth Regulator (PGR)

Objective: To quantify the impact of the plant growth regulator Manipulator 620 (active ingredient chlormequat chloride) on height and yield of spring wheat.

PROJECT PROTOCOLS:MANAGEMENT OF LODGING IN SPRING WHEAT WITH A PLANT GROWTH REGULATOR (PGR)

Benefits to MB Producers:  When does it make sense to use a plant growth regulator for your wheat crop in Manitoba? This is a question in many farmers’ minds as they see a good growing season developing.  An application of a PGR can be a useful tool in a high-input situation where the wheat crop has high yield potential and at a high risk of lodging.

Note:  On April 25, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a regulation that establishes maximum residue limits (MRLs) for chlormequat chloride in various commodities, including wheat. 

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2018: Nitrogen Management for High Yield Wheat with High Protein

Objective: To quantify the nitrogen management practice of post-anthesis nitrogen application to produce high yield spring wheat with acceptable protein quality.

PROJECT PROTOCOLS:POST-ANTHESIS NITROGEN (PAN)

Benefits to MB Producers:  When does it make sense to apply nitrogen in-season for your wheat crop in Manitoba? This is a question in many farmers’ minds if the potential to capture protein premiums exists.


2016: Nitrogen Management for High Yield Wheat with High Protein

Lead Researcher:  John Heard, Manitoba Agriculture

Objective: In each of the three projects the objective is to evaluate the potential effectiveness of different nitrogen management practices to produce wheat with high yields and acceptable protein quality.

Benefits to MB Producers:  Will be knowledge that can be used to produce wheat in a more cost-effective and competitive manner.

Project status: Completed – Final Report

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