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Maritimes receives grains, oilseeds research funding

July 15, 2015 - A federal investment of $792,064 to the Atlantic Grains Council (AGC) to improve the quality and output of grains and oilseeds produced in the three Maritime provinces was announced today in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Under the project, field trials will be conducted to look at ways to boost the output of corn and soybean crops, ensure effective fungicide use, and identify agronomic and meteorological factors affecting grain and oilseed yields.

This is AGC's first large-scale research project investing producer contributions from a new research check-off fund. In addition to providing project funding, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is providing scientific expertise to research crop disease and yield enhancement in small grain cereals and soybeans, as well as to identify the factors affecting the yields of these grain and oilseeds.