New Projects in 2019

Projects in place for the 2019 field season include:


  • Production management strategies to improve field pea root health in aphanomyces contaminated soils
  • Enhanced fertilizer management for optimizing yield and protein in field pea
  • Re-cropping faba bean after wheat herbicides
  • Integration of faba bean seed rate and pre/post herbicides
  • Timing of pre/post treatments for weed control in faba bean
  • Tolerance and weed control efficacy of faba bean to pre/post combination


  • Pre-harvest herbicide and desiccation options for straight-combining canola: effects on plant and seed dry-down, yield, and seed quality

Spring Cereals:

  • CWRS wheat varietal response to Manipulator
  • Input study: intensive wheat management
  • Can farmer-save seed of wheat perform as well as certified seed?
  • Improved integrated disease management for Oats in Saskatchewan
  • Oat varietal response to seeding rate and nitrogen product and rate to reduce lodging and hasten maturity
  • Maintaining acceptable test weights for milling oats
  • Malt vs. feed barley managment

Winter Cereals:

  • Winter wheat response to nitrogen placement and timing options
  • The essentials: phosphorus application in fall rye

Mixed Crop:

  • Oat/Pea intercrop demonstration
  • Crop Sequencing of large acreage crops and special crops
  • FHB risk modelling project

Field Scale:

  • An on-farm approach to evaluate the interaction of management practices and environment on FHB development in wheat

Forage Legumes:

  • Red and Alsike Clover in rotation with wheat
  • Forage Legume varieties for seed and biomass yield
  • Winter annual weed control in red clover
  • Red Clover seeding rates

Forage Grasses:

  • Forage grass varieties for seed and biomass yield

With more to come!

Joint Annual Field Day 2019

This years field day is set for July 24th, 2019 at the Melfort Research Farm!

This years agenda includes:

  • Dan Orchard (CCC): Clubroot Management
  • Jessica Pratchler (NARF): Malt vs. Feed Barley Agronomy
  • More to come!

The Joint Annual Field Day is brought to you by:

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Forage Seed Research Plot Tour and Barbecue

Join us Thursday July 25th for the 3rd Annual Forage Seed Research Plot Tour and Barbecue!

Registration is at 12 noon (no fee) with the Barbecue to commence at 12:15 PM

The plot tours start at 1:30 and will run until 4 PM.


For more information contact, 306.341.1347 or see the poster below.

2019 Sask Forage Seed Development Commission Field Day Melfort