There’s a robust corn research project in the works in Manitoba looking at not just the agronomic impact of corn in rotation, but the economics of adding the crop being used for food, feed and — sometimes — fuel.
If you check out the CropConnect agenda (here), you’ll find a list of names associated with the corn agronomy seminar held at the conference, which runs February 17 and 18, 2015 at the Victoria Inn at Winnipeg.
It’ll likely be Don Flaten, with the University of Manitoba, that presents the seminar, but Real Agriculture’s Lyndsey Smith caught up with Derek Brewin to talk about what farmers can expect to hear from this presentation in this CropConnect preview.
As you’ll hear in the interview below, the research project will look at some Manitoba (and perhaps prairie-wide) implications of growing corn in rotation. Brewin, an ag economist also with the University of Manitoba, also begins to dig in to end-use trends in corn and how these trends may play into what types of hybrids farmers should be growing. That and more, below.
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