Agricultural Research Farm Details
Our crop production research farm sits on 600 acres on the western outskirts of Vegreville where we investigate agricultural techniques, methods, applications, and technologies on crops such as cereals, canola, cannabis/hemp, flax, native plants, and several other specialty crops.
Every summer up to 3,000 individual agricultural plots are grown and harvested on our farm. The type of research we engage in includes herbicide, fungicide, insecticide, efficacy and crop tolerance testing, regional varietal development and breeding, fertilizer, soil amendments, and cropping system evaluations with plant breeders and companies from around the world.
We have a wealth of both commercial and specialized plot research equipment ranging from custom seeders, swathers, combines, shrouded plot sprayers, tractors to a commercial combine, swather, baler, etc as well as irrigation systems and specialized equipment for pesticide research. In addition, we have a large indoor seed processing area complete with air handlers, confined handling rooms, and unique seed sorting and seed cleaning equipment.