Thank you to the farmers and agronomists who attended the two joint summer tours hosted by the Manitoba Wheat and Barley 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 Wheat and Barley Growers Association, Manitoba Corn Growers Association and the Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers. Participants learned about fusarium head blight fungicide timing trials being funded by the MWBGA, as well as evaluating in-season nitrogen application in corn, soybean potassium fertilization, , 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 MWBGA, Manitoba Corn Growers Association, Manitoba Flax Growers Association, and the Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers. The over 60 participants learned about nitrogen management and lodging in wheat (research being funded the MWBGA and work being done by Amy Mangin, PhD candidate), corn row spacing and planting density, 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 MWBGA was excited to work collaboratively with the other commodity associations to host two great joint summer tours.