Some lush fields in the beautiful Annapolis Valley were in the spotlight on Wednesday, July 22. They were part of the Atlantic Grains Council (AGC) and ECODA’s cereal and oilseed open house-style field day. It was a sunny afternoon for visitors to tour the sites and talk with researchers about their work.

Two people standing in a field of soybeans.

Site 1 (above) in Port Williams is an Atlantic soybean regional cultivar trial. Soybeans are one of the most important and widely produced crops in the world and ECODA and AGC are studying low, medium and high heat unit types. Researchers were on hand to answer any questions from invited guests

A field with a mixture of trials planted in it such as barley and camelina.

Site 2 (above) in Port Williams has a mixture of trials. Spring and winter cereal management trials, regional oat, spring wheat and barley trials and a camelina trial. Around 20 people came to the open house on Wednesday, July 22. COVID-19 protocols were followed at all sites.

Green fields with a barn in the distance. A white arrow painted on the ground is pointing the way through the crops.

Site 3 (above) in Sheffield Mills has a variety of interesting trials including brassica – pulse intercropping trials, spring canola and non-genetically modified variety trial, spring barley and wheat seeding date x rate management trial, conventional soy cultivator trials, hybrid fall rye trial, winter and spring wheat variety trial, 2-row and 6-row barley variety trials and winter barley evaluation. For more information on these trials or our other projects, contact us.

ECODA and AGC are strong partners in research and advocacy work in Eastern Canada. We are always striving to produce healthier foods, non-chemical pest controls and improved crop rotations. Sites like the ones visited during the open house are a great chance for people to get a first-hand look at this groundbreaking research. See you at next year’s field day!

Summer Open House Highlights Cereals and Oilseeds
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