GFO Releases Call For Research Proposals

Grain Farmers of Ontario has released its call for research proposals for funding in 2018.

Investment in research is a long-term strategic initiative of Grain Farmers of Ontario.

In the 2016-2017 year, Grain Farmers of Ontario supported 68 research projects across the province.

The 2018 call for research proposals will target projects addressing four priority research areas: Agronomy and Production; Weed, Disease & Insect Pests; Breeding & Genetics, and Crop Utilization & Quality.

“Grain Farmers of Ontario is proud to provide funding for research projects that address the present and future needs of our farmer-members,” said Dr. Josh Cowan, Manager of Research and Innovation, Grain Farmers of Ontario. “Last year, Grain Farmers of Ontario invested $1.7 million into new and ongoing research projects with every $1 invested by the organization being matched with $3.45 from government and industry funding sources, which is a total value of $7.6 million.”

There is an emphasis this year on pesticide resistance management and coping with breakdown of resistance, and the management of grain corn ear mould incidence and reducing the occurrence of vomitoxin (DON).

To help prospective researchers properly complete their 2018 Research Proposals, Grain Farmers of Ontario will be hosting an Information Session through videoconference on Wednesday, October 4th at 1:30PM EST. More specific details will be shared closer to the date.

Interested researchers must submit the application form found at gfo.ca/research.