New Vegetable Research Site Near Winkler

New Vegetable Research Site Near Winkler

Various vegetables are on display for sale at the Jean Talon Market in Montreal on January 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

Both the provincial and federal governments will spend more than $210,000 on a new vegetable research site near Winkler, Manitoba.

The investment will focus on improving yields, developing new varieties and creating opportunities for potato, sweet potato and carrot growers.

Research will centre on nutrient and pest management for potatoes, new varieties of sweet potato that are better suited for Manitoba’s shorter growing season, and
variety evaluation and crop management techniques to improve quality and yield for carrots.

Peak of the Market will operate the research site, and contribute more than $477,000 toward the three-year research project.