Bradford Muck Crops Research Station

The Muck Crops Research Station (MCRS) is located in central Ontario in the Holland Marsh which is approximately 45 minutes drive north of Toronto. The Holland Marsh is the largest of Ontario's unique pockets of organic soil (60 to 70% organic matter).   The Ontario Agricultural College opened the Muck Station in 1947 and it consists of 9.65 acres (3.9 hectares).  The MCRS is devoted to research on vegetable crops grown on organic soils.  Included is research on varieties or cultivars, bio-controls, weed control, insect control, disease control, nutrient management, and other production practices.  Post harvest physiology and storage research is conducted during the fall and winter period.  



Research Programs Coordinator : Dr. Mary Ruth McDonald   905-775-3783

Research Station Manager : Shawn Janse  905-775-3783