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Call for proposals

GUELPH, ON (October 2, 2013) – Grain Farmers of Ontario would like to announce that they are currently welcoming proposals for research conducted in corn, soybeans and wheat.

Grain Farmers of Ontario targets research and innovation funding to opportunities that will enhance farmer members’ returns.  For 2013/14, the four research priority areas are: Agronomy and Production, Pests (Weed, Disease and Insect), Breeding and Genetics, and Crop Quality and Utilization.  

Grain Farmers of Ontario will be accepting all proposals, but would like to highlight the following specific high priority areas:

  • Measuring, maintaining and improving soil health in production of corn, soybeans and wheat

  • Improving cover cropping systems and strategies

  • Developing and validating precision agriculture technology (Right Time, Right Place, Right Rate, Right Method, Right Input and Right Genetics)

Those interested in submitting a proposal should review the research priorities and utilize the proposal templates at www.gfo.ca/research. Grain Farmers of Ontario strongly encourages partnerships amongst research institutions and with other funding agencies. Proposals are due December 2nd at 4:00pm. 

Grain Farmers of Ontario

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 corn, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.

Contact:

Barry Senft, CEO - 1-800-265-0550; bsenft@gfo.ca

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