The 2020 results of the 56 on-farm research trials that were conducted in partnership between Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers’ On-Farm Network (OFN) and its participating farmers have been released.
The information has been released in a variety of formats, including as short, easy-to-consume videos. In addition, and for the first time since the program’s inception, this year’s On-Farm Network results package contains a brief economic analysis for each trial.
“From investigating a novel curiosity to testing product efficacy and validating agronomic management practices, the OFN supports farmer decision making,” says Megan Bourns, On-Farm Network agronomist. “Creating the opportunity for meaningful, unbiased, home-grown science to take place in your fields on your farm, the OFN answers the questions that are important for your operation. We are passionate about bringing participatory, precise and proactive research to the farm. We hope you enjoy the 2020 Results Series, and look forward to what 2021 has in store!”
The videos related to the results of the 2020 OFN trials can be viewed here: https://www.manitobapulse.ca/on-farm-network/2020-on-farm-network-results-series/
The full and searchable OFN database can be viewed here: https://www.manitobapulse.ca/on-farm-network/on-farm-research-reports/
OFN investigates a variety of agronomic questions and it is always open to new ideas, new questions and new participants.
“This program is for farmers, by farmers and we need farmer-input to make sure it stays relevant and applicable to decisions faced on the farm today,” added Bourns.
The 2020 OFN research-results booklet, which also includes information and results pertaining to trials conducted by Manitoba Crop Alliance, is available here: https://www.manitobapulse.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2020-OFN-Booklet.pdf