Research Centre Fees

For all new research utilizing these facilities, beginning on or after October 1, 2022.

Crop/Environment Research Centres

Crop Type Location(s) Price Effective Oct. 1, 2022 Special Features Affecting Cost Contact for Further Information
Field crops Arkell $827 Limited scope at present. Special request only. Peter Milton, 519-836-1400
Field crops Elora $3,035 None Dave Kells, 519-846-5521
Field crops Woodstock $3,035 None Olivier Stoffyn, 519-537-2603
Field crops Simcoe $3,035 None Ray Kaczmarski, 519-426-7127 x344
Field crops Ridgetown, Huron Station $1,188 Research technicians cover most station operations (normally RSO ag worker roles at other locations) Joan Masterson, 519-674-1510 x63510
Field crops Eastern and Northern Stations: Winchester, New Liskeard, Emo $2,800 None Holly Byker, 613-774-3716 x100
Horticultural crops Ridgetown - Cedar Springs $2,800 Research technicians cover most station operations (normally RSO ag worker roles at other locations) Joan Masterson, 519-674-1510 x63510
Horticultural crops Simcoe $9,400 None Ray Kaczmarski, 519-426-7127 x344
Horticultural crops Vineland Not applicable Vineland now operated by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (VRIC) Not applicable
Specialty crops Guelph Turfgrass Station: low - medium maintenance turf areas $7.15 Cost per square metre per year Peter Purvis, 519-824-4120 x58585
Specialty crops Guelph Turfgrass Station: high maintenance turf areas $28.00 Cost per square metre per year Peter Purvis, 519-824-4120 x58585
Specialty crops Bradford Muck Crop Research Station $9.90 Cost per square metre per year Shawn Janse, 905-773-3783 x108
Specialty crops Northern Stations: New Liskeard $10,771 None Remo Pallottini, 519-824-4120 x56639

Note: Separate charges apply for plant growth facilities (greenhouses, growth rooms, growth cabinets or chambers, etc.). These are administered by the Plant Agriculture Department for on-campus, and by the station managers at Simcoe and Bradford:

  • Bovey Bldg - Ron Dutton, 519-824-4120 x52788
  • Crop Science - Sue Couling, 519-824-4120 x52476
  • Simcoe: Ray Kaczmarski, 519-426-7127 x344
  • Bradford: Shawn Janse, 905-775-3783 x108

Livestock Research Centres

Species Location Price Effective Oct. 1, 2022 Special Features Affecting Cost (See Note *) Contact for Further Information
Aquaculture Alma (per tank) $7.10 Cost per tank Marcia Chiasson, 519-669-5411
Beef Elora $13.20 None Joe Parkinson, 519-546-2528    
 
Beef New Liskeard $13.20 None Albert Koekkoek, 705-647-8525
Dairy Elora $23.80 None Joe Parkinson, 519-546-2528
Equine Arkell $5,200 Cost per animal per year; explanation of equine research station access fees Dave Vandenberg, 519-836-0150 
Poultry Arkell $1.10 None Dave Vandenberg, 519-836-0150
Sheep Ponsonby $6.30 None Joe Parkinson, 519-546-2528
Swine Arkell  $4.85 None Dave Vandenberg, 519-836-0150
Campus Animal Facilities Central Animal Facility and/or Research Isolation Unit See note Pricing Mary Fowler, 519-824-4120 x54304

Note: If proposed research results in significant loss of revenue from sale of milk, eggs, or animals, the loss must be offset from project funds.  Likewise, incremental costs beyond normal husbandry (i.e., special feed rations, bedding, etc.) must be covered by project funds.