Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada reopens Frelighsburg Experimental Farm
February 15, 2017
This spring, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will reopen the Frelighsburg Experimental Farm – a satellite site of the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Research and Development Centre in Québec. At an event held last December, Minister MacAulay announced that the Farm will be home to innovative research aimed at helping producers reduce their environmental footprint and adapt to climate change.
"Science is a powerful tool for environmental action on Canadian farms. This research in Frelighsburg will help our farmers increase their production to feed a growing population, while protecting our environment – a win for farmers and Canadians," said Minister MacAulay.
Scientists at the Farm – in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada, the United States Department of Agriculture, provincial governments, universities, growers and grower associations – will look at new tools to help protect water and soil resources, such as precision farming, active biological monitoring, and cropping systems. They will also conduct research on fruit crops that can withstand extreme and unusual temperature changes to increase crop resiliency in a changing climate.
The scientists will focus on grain, oilseed and horticulture crops.
Read Government of Canada to Strengthen Environmental Research in Agriculture for more on the announcement.
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