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MPSG 2017 Call for Research Proposals (CFP)

Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers (MPSG) prioritizes investment into scientific research that aims to ensure profitability for farmers, answer relevant production questions, discover new opportunities and increase the long term sustainability of the pulse and soybean industry in Manitoba.

Each year, the MPSG research committee releases an updated list of research priorities and subsequent Call for Proposals. To receive the list of research priorities, proposal submission guidelines and proposal templates, join the research distribution list by contacting MPSG Director of Research & Production, Laryssa Grenkow

The 2017 CFP is now closed.  Thank you for your proposal submissions.  The research committee will distribute funding notification letters by February 20, 2017.

Pulse, Soybean and Integrated Agronomy Clusters

In partnership with other provincial commodity organizations, MPSG is preparing for the release of the next federal-provincial-territorial agriculture policy framework. The current APF comes to an end March 31, 2018 and industry is preparing new cluster applications to ensure programs are fully launched by April 1, 2018. For details regarding industry priorities or the application process, contact MPSG Director of Research & Production, Laryssa Grenkow

Crop-Specific Clusters

MPSG is currently supporting pulse and soybean projects under the Growing Forward 2 “Pulse Cluster” (administered by Saskatchewan Pulse Growers) and the “Canadian Field Crop Genetic Improvement Cluster” (administered by the Canadian Field Crop Research Alliance).  In preparation for the new cluster application process, pulse and soybean-specific proposals will be considered by the Pulse Cluster and Canadian Field Crop Cluster, respectively.

Pulse Cluster Letters of Intent (LOI) submission deadline has now passed and LOIs are under review. The call for full research proposals will be January 23, 2017 and the deadline for submission of full proposals for the selected LOIs is March 15, 2017.

Canadian Field Crop Cluster LOI submission deadline is January 8, 2017.  Please visit CFCRA’s Call for LOIs for more details regarding the submission process and industry priorities.

Integrated Agronomy Cluster

In previous Growing Forward initiatives, industry has had a good experience with commodity-specific research; however, the next APF provides an opportunity to fill a gap in the area of cross-commodity agronomic research through an Integrated Crop Agronomy Cluster.  The LOI submission deadline for this Cluster is February 8, 2017.  Please visit WGRF’s Call for LOIs for more details regarding the submission process and industry priorities.