Directors in the Thames Valley Soil and Crop Region (Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford) have lead an effort to produce larger, more consistent datasets for the on-farm soil and crop projects that are conducted locally each year. One part of this push has been to post protocols for easier access and research consistency.
Table 1 lists projects that have been, or are ongoing in the Thames Valley Region. If you are interested in any of these projects, please select the project name to view protocols. A project list and folder with all protocols is also available HERE.
Table 1. Thames Valley Soil and Crop Projects
|Spoon Feeding N Corn||2018||Fertility – N||Corn|
|Sulfur on Corn, Soybeans and Wheat||2018||Fertility – S||Corn, Soybeans, Wheat|
|60 Inch Corn Rows||2020||Crop Management – Row Width||Corn|
|Boron on Corn, Soybeans and Wheat||2020||Fertility – B||Corn, Soybeans, Wheat|
|Desiccants on White Beans||2020||Herbicide – Harvest Aid||Edible Beans|
|High Management Yield Corn and Soybeans||2020||Yield Enhancement||Corn, Soybeans|
|Seeder Force – Drill vs Planter||2020||Equipment – Downpressure||Wheat|
|Soybean SCN and SDS Seed Treatments||2020||Seed Treatments – SCN and SDS||Soybeans|
|Starter Fertilizer in Strip Till Corn||2020||Fertility – Starter||Corn|
|Starter on Soybeans||2020||Fertility – Starter||Soybeans|
|Tile Spacing||2020||Crop Management – Drainage||All grain crops|
|How Fast Can You Plant Corn Without a High-Speed Planter?||2021||Equipment – Planting Speed||Corn|
|Nitrogen Fixing Products in Corn, Soybeans and Wheat||2021||Biologicals – N Fixation||Corn, Soybeans, Wheat|
|Nitrification Inhibitors||2021||Fertility – Nitrification Inhibitors||Corn, Wheat|
|Planting Corn into Tire Tracks||2021||Equipment – Tires||Corn|
|Yield Impact of Poor Strip Till in Old Straw Chaff Windrows||2021||Equipment – Residue Management||Corn|
|Delta Yield Nitrogen||2022||Fertility – N||Corn|
|BioLiNE Unleash Biological for Soybeans||2022||Biologicals – BioLiNE Unleash||Soybeans|
|Early Soybeans||2022||Crop Management – Planting Date||Soybeans|
|YEN for Corn and Soybeans||2022||Yield Enhancement||Corn, Soybeans|
What’s The Big Deal with Soil and Crop Projects?
Soil and Crop Projects have always played a key role to produce and deliver information to Ontario crop producers, such as:
- providing data to answer common agronomy questions where little data exists
- test new products or practices
- expand academic research to include on-farm data across the province
This data is used to:
- be presented at local Soil and Crop meetings
- produce agronomic extension articles and research summaries
- update or develop new recommendations
What If I’m Not From a Thames Valley County?
No problem! Data from other counties is often combined for research projects. Larger datasets can provide more confidence in data. Results are also more applicable across Ontario when multiple County/Regional associations can collaborate on the same project.
What If I’m Not a Soil and Crop Member?
You should really consider participating in your local Soil and Crop association, but that’s not a requirement. We are more than happy to include data as long as protocol guidelines are followed.