About the Station
What the Station does
Thunder Bay Agricultural Research Station (TBARS), located in the city of Thunder Bay in Northwestern Ontario, Canada (48o 22' N, 89o 22' W), was founded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) in 1991. The University of Guelph (Kemptville College) managed the station from 1996 to 2002. Since 2003, TBARS has been operated by the Thunder Bay Agricultural Research Association, a not for profit corporation, with part funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation. Our most recent funding is for research on ‘Efficient and Economic use of Fertilizer Nutrients’.
TBARS is committed to the establishment, operation, promotion, and transfer of agricultural research for the further development and diversification of the agricultural industry through small plot research and extension.
We take pride in introducing a number of crops/crop varieties and beneficial management practices in our operational area (visit http://www.tbars.net/Communitymilestones.pdf). Berseem clover, camelina and winter peas and lentils are some of the new crops at TBARS.
To learn more about the Station, please browse around on this website and feel free to contact or e-mail us.
Supported by OMAFRA
last updated on:
March 7, 2018