Long-term agronomic studies
Long-term studies are an extremely valuable source of scientific information. They can increase our understanding of sustainability, yields, economics, and crop rotations. Certain parameters require many years to see, as environmental conditions can vary widely and have a much greater impact on data from short-term studies. There are many difficulties in maintaining long-term studies. These include continued funding, ensuring practices and equipment can be consistent or comparable and ensuring the data produced continues to be meaningful. The University of Manitoba has several long-term studies that are well established and studies that are in the early stages with the goal of continuing for many more years.