New Liskeard Crops Projects

Increasing lodging resistance in oats for enhanced quality and yield


Lead Applicant: Joshua Nasielski

Research Priority: Sustainable Production Systems

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2020/2021

Research Centre: Ontario Crops Research Centre- New Liskeard

Research Summary: Assessing different plant production practices for their ability to improve oat crop health during growth.

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Natural materials as alternatives to plastic bale wraps


Lead Applicant: Erica Pensini

Research Priority: Sustainable Production Systems

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2020/2021

Research Centre: Ontario Crops Research Centre- New Liskeard

Research Summary: Producing and testing a natural bale and silage wrap made using corn by-products.

 

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.

 

Garlic germplasm and clean seed production


Lead Applicant: Rebecca Hallett

Research Priority: Plant Health & Protection

Program Type: Special Initiatives Projects

Funding Cycle: 2020/2021

Research Centre: Ontario Crops Research Centre- New Liskeard

Research Summary: Improving disease-free garlic seed production efficiency in Ontario.

 

Do winter-hardy cover crops improve field trafficability?


Lead Applicant: Joshua Nasielski

Research Priority: Sustainable Production Systems

Program Type: Tier 1

Funding Cycle: 2020/2021

Research Centre: Ontario Crops Research Centre - New Liskeard

Research Summary: Determining economic and agronomic effects of cover crops on short-term crop planting and harvest.