Elora Crops Projects

Delineating drainage class by in-field induction measurement of soil magnetic susceptibility


Lead Applicant: Richard Heck

Research Priority: Soil Health

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2021/2022

Research Centre: Ontario Crops Research Centre - Elora & Simcoe

Commercial propagation and conservation of value added crops in Ontario


Lead Applicant: Praveen Saxena

Research Priority: Sustainable Production Systems

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2021/2022

Research Centre: Ontario Crops Research Centre - Elora & Simcoe

Molecular marker assisted selection for improved seed protein content in dry bean


Lead Applicant: Kim Schnedier

Research Priority: Competitive Production Systems

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2021/2022

Research Centre: Ontario Crops Research Centre - Elora & Woodstock

Novel approaches for assessing biological indicators of soil health


Lead Applicant: Kari Dunfield

Research Priority: Soil Health

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2021/2022

Research Centre: Ontario Crops Research Centre - Elora & Ridgetown

Impact of timing, placement, and source of sulfur and nitrogen for field crops in Ontario


Lead Applicant: John Lauzon

Research Priority: Competitive Production Systems

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2021/2022

Research Centre: Ontario Crops Research Centre - Elora

Identification & integration of sudden death syndrome resistance genomic regions into Ontario-adapted food-grade soybeans


Lead Applicant: Istvan Rajcan

Research Priority: Competitive Production Systems

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2021/2022

Research Centre: Ontario Crop Research Centre- Elora, Ridgetown & Woodstock

Management and non-management factors determining soybean yield potential in Ontario


Lead Applicant: Hugh Earl

Research Priority: Competitive Production Systems

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2021/2022

Research Centre: Ontario Crop Research Centre- Elora & Woodstock

Requirements for increasing pasture utilization and developing benchmarked targets for ruminant production systems for Ontario


Lead Applicant: Kim Schneider

Research Priority: Competitive Production Systems

Program Type: Special Initiatives Projects

Funding Cycle: 2020/2021

Research Centre: Ontario Crop Research Centre- New Liskeard & Elora

Research Summary: Calibrating the rising plate meter, a standard piece of equipment to measure pasture biomass, and using it to improve Ontario pasture usage.

 

Assessing cover crop herbicide tolerance for adverse weather response


Lead Applicant: Darren Robinson

Research Priority: Sustainable Production Systems

Program Type: Special Initiatives Projects

Funding Cycle: 2020/2021

Research Centre: Ontario Crop Research Centre- Elora & Ridgetown

Research Summary: Exploring approaches to improve the success of terminating cover crops in the spring and examining cover crop tolerance to corn herbicides.

 

Optimizing environmental and economic outcomes for Ontario forage cropping systems


Lead Applicant: Kim Schneider

Research Priority: Sustainable Production Systems

Program Type: Tier 2

Funding Cycle: 2020/2021

Research Centre: Ontario Crops Research Centre - Elora

Research Summary: Exploring how different forage management practices (with a focus on fertility) affect yield and quality of various Ontario forage mixtures.