Results from eight research activities are included in the Integrated Crop Agronomy Cluster (ICAC)  summary document.

The new report outlines the projects which range from soil health to herbicide resistance and climate change adaptation. 

Some of the other projects focused on the coordination of crop insects and disease monitoring, assessing and managing spray drift, developing a risk model for mitigating Fusarium head blight, development, and management of productive, resilient, and sustainable cropping.

The total value of research under the five-year Cluster was over $9 million,.

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) AgriScience Cluster program contributed $6.3 million, $1.6 million came from Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF), and $1.1 million from industry partners.

WGRF's board chair Laura Reiter says the new summary document showcases the projects and people that helped make ICAC so successful.

"The process for developing this Cluster began with the realization that a gap had emerged in multi-crop and systems approaches to agronomic research. The results include the development of a number of insights and tools including websites, factsheets, and risk models that will provide farmers with valuable information as they tackle widespread agronomic challenges."

More than 75 researchers participated in ICAC working at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Agri-Metrix, Brandon University, Farming Smarter, InnoTech Alberta, Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI), Smoky Applied Research and Demonstration Association (SARDA), University of Alberta, University of Manitoba, University of Saskatchewan, and Western Applied Research Corporation (WARC).

The  Integrated Crop Agronomy Cluster report can be found here.