Dear Researcher,

Grain Farmers of Ontario has opened their 2018 Call for Research Proposals. The deadline to submit proposals this year is Friday, November 24, 2017 at 4pm EST.

Investment in research is a long-term strategic initiative of the Grain Farmers of Ontario. Our goal is to target our research, innovation and knowledge transfer investments toward opportunities that will enhance our farmer-members’ returns. The updated 2018 Grain Farmers of Ontario research priorities are attached and available online on the sidebar of this page.

For our 2018 Call for Research Proposals we will be accepting barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat proposals under our four priority areas as described in our Research Priorities document: Agronomy & Production; Weed, Disease & Insect Pests; Breeding & Genetics; and Crop Utilization & Crop Quality.

We are accepting all proposals in these areas but would like to highlight the following high priority areas for which we would like to target increased research investment:

  • Pesticide resistance management and coping with breakdown of resistance
  • Management of grain corn ear mould incidence and reducing the occurrence of vomitoxin (DON)

For more information, please review the memo, research priorities and Program Guide before filling out the application.

To view projects funded in the past, and for submission forms and procedures, please visit our project database at

Memo – 2018 Call for Research Proposals 2018 GFO Research Priorities