The Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council’s On-Farm Research Summit focused on 2020’s research trial results. On-Farm Research Network Coordinator Melissa Carlson says the checkoff funded trials look at large on-farm trials. “Typically, university research is done in small plot trials and then harvested. The benefits of those trials is you can test many different treatments and have different experiments quickly. What we’re doing in this network is taking those concepts and scaling that up to bring to your farm.” The goal is to get real world data from the research. “Since we do this at field scale, we can only test two-to-three treatments at a time. We really rely on having lots of locations. Small plots and on-farm research work together.”
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