Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers (MPSG) has hired three summer students to deliver agronomy research and services throughout the province.
The team will focus exclusively on conducting independent research, implementing the association’s comprehensive research and production program, and engaging with industry partners, stakeholders, and farmers.
Geertje Doornbos, an agrononomy research intern from Carman, will assist MPSG research and production staff with data collection and the management of small-plot research trials, including hail simulation and seeding date trials aimed at verifying or improving current crop insurance policies. She will also be helping with MPSG’s On-Farm program.
Intern Carlene Dmytriw will work on agronomy engament and inform agronomists about MPSG activities and initiatives related to research and production of soybeans and pulse crops. Carlene, who is from Minnedosa, will be visiting agri-retail outlets across the province, delivering crop production tools to businesses that interact directly with farmers.
Returning for a second summer, agronomy intern James Carriere, from La Salle, will contribute to the MPSG research and production program, scouting soybean and pulse crops across the province, assisting with field days, and providing service to farmers at their farms and at MPSG events.
Kristen Podolsky, MPSG’s production specialist, says the summer employees reflect the organization’s commitment to provide proactive service to farmers and agronomists.
“We’re an organization set on developing resources and programs to enable farmers and agronomists with profitable pulse and soybean production,” Podolsky said in a media release.