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Test what works – and what doesn’t – on your farm this season!

March 30, 2020

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MN Wheat’s On-Farm Research Network (OFRN) actively seeks to research wheat and soybean-based production methods to help growers increase field and farm profitability through replicated strip trials in your fields on your farm.
Our goal is to find out what works – and what doesn’t – on fields in your area:
For example:
  • In 2019, the On-Farm Research Network saw a 2.5 bu yield increase in the flag leaf fungicide trial when averaged over 11 locations from 2018-2019.
  • Lower wheat seeding rates yielded the same or better than higher seeding rates when averaged over multiple locations and years
We still have several slots available for producers who would like to learn something new about wheat and soybean production on their own farms this upcoming growing season!
Topic areas we are actively researching in 2020 are:
1. Cover crop establishment – Sow winter rye after wheat is harvested this upcoming fall of 2020, and seed soybeans into the rye in the spring of 2021.
2. Flag-leaf fungicide – Add a fungicide application to wheat at the flag-leaf stage, in addition to fungicide applications at the tillering and flowering growth stages for the varieties WB 9590 and SY Valda.
3. N Stabilizer – Test wheat response to spring or fall anhydrous ammonia or urea N applications with and without a N-stabilizer.
4. Long term P and K rotational fertility – Compare the producer rate of P and K to the producer rate + 50 units P + 50 units K over 4 years in a wheat-soybean rotation.
5. Seeding rate – Compare wheat seeding rates of 0.75, 1.25, and 1.75 mil seeds per acre for the varieties WB 9590, SY Valda, or MN Washburn.
We work directly with you and your agronomist to fit on-farm research as seamlessly as possible into your normal field activities.
If you would like to learn more about these research trials or would like to learn more about the On-Farm Research Network and trial results, contact Melissa Geiszler at 218-253-4311 ext. 8 or mgesizler@mnwheat.com
We need YOU!
Contact us today to become a participant!
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