| ||Research and extension programs
Minister Oneil Carlier talks about diversification, research and development in this Call of the Land interview as he looks forward to 2017,
|The Crop Diversification Centre South (CDC South) is located in the semi-arid shortgrass prairie region of southeastern Alberta.|
Temperatures range from -40 to +39° C. Annual precipitation averages 300 mm, with rainfall averaging 150 mm during the growing season.
The combination of irrigation, an average of 2,400 bright sunshine hours together with a long-term average growing season of 137 days, provide excellent conditions for plant growth.
|Crop Diversification Centre South|
301 Horticultural Station Road East
Brooks, AB, Canada T1R 1E6
50.5541 N, -111.8536 W
|For further information about CDCS|
Darcy Driedger, Director
Food and Bio-Industrial Crops Section
CDC South operates four farms; Lendrum Farm (Head Quarters site), McLeod Farm, Ponderosa Farm and the Bow Island Sub-station. There is 10,500 square feet. of laboratory space (including growth chambers, seed laboratory, chemistry laboratories, food science laboratories and plant pathology and entomology laboratories). Lendrum, McLeod and the Bow Island Sub-station are equipped with irrigation.
Research and extension programs
History and contributions
History of the Crop Diversification Centre South
Agriculture in the County of Newell