New Liskeard Agricultural Research Station

Image of crop fields at New Liskeard Research Station

The New Liskeard Agricultural Research Station (NLARS) manages approximately 275 hectares in combination with an additional 49 acres of rented land in and near New Liskeard, ON. Several different research units – Agronomy, Horticulture, SPUD and the Emo Agricultural Research Station – are also operated from this site.

New Liskeard Agronomy Unit 

The agronomy unit at the New Liskeard Agricultural Research Station focuses on adapted crop species, including spring wheat, barley and oats, canola and perennial forages such as alfalfa, clovers and grasses. 

New Liskeard Horticulture Unit 

The New Liskeard Agricultural Research Station Horticultural Unit has five, 30m x 44m ranges dedicated to horticultural research. Research plots are located on clay loam soil with tile drainage, and have equipment for both drip and overhead irrigation. A three-bay high tunnel was installed in 2010 and dedicated to one range in order to modify the environment on a field scale, and extend the growing season into the spring and fall.

New Liskeard SPUD Unit

The New Liskeard Agricultural Research Station SPUD Unit consists of a tissue culture laboratory, greenhouses and cold storage facilities.

EMO Agricultural Research Station

The Emo Agricultural Research Station (EARS) is located in Chapple Township, Rainy River District. This 54-hectare station on clay loam soil operates from the beginning of April through to the end of November.

Contact Us

Research Programs Coordinator: Dr. Rebecca Hallett

519.824.4120 ext. 54488

519.824.4120 ext. 53066

rhallett@uoguelph.ca

 

Manager: Becky Hughes

705.647.8525 ext. 222