Province opens new Eastern Ontario crop research facility

The province has invested in a 5,210-square-foot research and storage facility at Winchester.

Agriculture minister Ernie Hardeman, third from right, MPP Jim McDonell and staff from the University of Guelph stand in front of the new research building on Friday June 28, 2019 in Winchester, Ont. (Alan S. Hale/Postmedia Network)

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The province has invested in a 5,210-square-foot research and storage facility at Winchester.

The Winchester Agricultural Research Station will be located at the former Kemptville College, now owned by the province’s Agriculture Research Institute and managed by the University of Guelph.

Agriculture Minister Ernie Hardeman, and local MPP Jim McDonell officially opened the facility last week.

Hardeman said, “our government is committed to supporting research that’s providing farmers with the most up-to-date information on best practices and ways to improve and grow their business.”

“We want to provide farmers in Eastern Ontario with research suited to their local conditions, and help them and all Ontario field crop farmers.”

The research on 150 acres is for corn, soybeans and cereals and for soil and water management and weed control.

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