RAIN Field Day – Thursday August 17, 2017

Dr. Tarlok Sahota will be attending the upcoming Field Day to speak about his research trials with galega, a new forage import from Eastern Europe. Come learn about this crop and best practices to improve soil health while we tour our 2017 field research trials. Free pulled pork lunch. Sponsored by Scotiabank.

Please RSVP by Monday Aug 14 for food numbers. Join the tour at any time.

10:00 am – 2:00 pm starting at Algoma Community Pasture

Tour Schedule

10:00 – at Algoma Community Pasture (Please park on Feltham Rd. go North on Hwy 129 from Thessalon, turn right on Feltham Rd. before the Community Pasture)

Nitrogen on Sorghum after land clearing

10:40 – at Ray Prestedge’s farm (120 River Rd. Thessalon)

Cross-seeding forages project

11:25 at Mark Stewart’s for lunch and presentations from Dr. Sahota, Sebastian Belliard and Mikala Parr (82 Dawson St. Thessalon off Hwy 17, south on Government Rd. right on Dawson)

12:00 Lunch – Pulled pork on a bun

1:20 – Dwayne Palmer’s farm (504 McPhail Rd, Bruce Mines)

– MasterGraze corn trial


Presentations with Q&A

Sebastian Belliard, OMAFRA Soil Health Specialist

Sebastian will discuss soil texture, drainage and degradation of the soil (compaction, erosion).


Dr. Tarlok Sahota CCA, Director of Research with Thunder Bay Agriculture Research Station

Dr. Sahota will discuss research trials with galega, a flowering legume forage variety and will provide highlights from TBARS’ recent summer tour in Thunder Bay.


Mikala Parr, RAIN Research Technician

Mikala will share some preliminary results from RAIN’s Economics of Sulphur Fertilization Project.


Please RSVP by Monday Aug. 14th to Mikala Parr at 705-942-7927 x3046 or mparr@ssmic.com

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