The Pacific Field Corn Association’s Corn Hybrid Trials will not be undertaken in 2018. The Agricultural Research and Development Center in Agassiz is not willing to renew the 30-year-old co-operative framework for access to its facility and use of the necessary equipment to undertake the testing program. Since there is no other freezing, grinding and drying facilities that can be efficiently utilized by the staff, the PFCA has no other alternative but to discontinue to offer the silage corn testing program.
There is presently underway the development of a BC Forage Action Plan. When this plan is complete, the beef and dairy cattle industry associations will be able to determine their industry requirements for forage variety testing and the future role for the PFCA.
The PFCA thanks the Agassiz Research Centre for the past 30 years of collaboration.
(Posted March 2018)
BC Corn Silage Trials – PFCA
The Pacific Field Corn Association appreciates the continued support of the BC Dairy Association for the corn silage trials in BC. (2009-2017)
The Pacific Field Corn Association’s Hybrid Evaluation Program and publication of trial results are funded in part by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food (ACAAF) program. (2009-2011)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is pleased to participate in the delivery of this project. AAFC is committed to working with our industry partners and the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC to increase public awareness of the importance of the agriculture and agri-food industry to Canada. Opinions expressed in this publication are those of the PFCA and not necessarily AAFC’s.