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MPGA On-Farm Network focuses on expanding on-farm research

Apr. 17, 2014 - The Manitoba Pulse Growers Association (MPGA) is expanding on-farm research throughout the province by introducing the MPGA On-Farm Network, a network of on-farm research related to soybean and pulse crops that is fully funded and directed by the association.

In 2014, the MPGA will have four on-farm research partners conducting trials in Manitoba. Also, the MGPA is expanding the soybean On-Farm Network into western Manitoba.

In a news release, the MPGA says conducting on-farm research gives the association the ability to answer production questions using an approach that is timely and relevant, and to provides answers to growers over a wide geographical region. All research in the network is based on three principles:

  • Participatory – research is conducted on working farms with growers using field equipment.
  • Precise – uses scientific principles to produce data that is robust and unbiased.
  • Proactive – results can be used to guide management to improve productivity and profitability.

More information on the MPGA On-Farm Network.