This guide, and supporting case studies, walks producers through a step-by-step process for planning, preparing and conducting research trials on the farm.
Some of these steps include:
- Formulating the research question
- Determining what to measure
- Assessing resources
- Ensuring timing and accuracy of data collection
- Using field data sheets
- Analyzing and interpreting results
The guide includes blank pages and templates for capturing notes and data.
A video highlights the value producers can get from conducting their own on-farm research and explains how to use the Guide to On-Farm Demonstration Research. It shares the experiences of producers in the Bulkley-Nechako & Fraser-Fort George region who participated in an applied research project testing forage production practices and helped inform the development of the guide.