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New Era Ag Technologies provides contract research services in the areas of product and variety evaluations. These services are offered in large field scale plots and small plots based on individual protocols and customer needs. Cooperation from local producers allows us to test products and varieties under a variety of soil conditions within the Swan Valley. All research fields are mapped for optimum placement of trials to reduce environmental variability. New Era Ag Research is the only contract research organization in the northern cropping zone of Manitoba.


Confidential trials can be conducted to assess efficacy of:

  • Granular, pre-emergent and in crop herbicides

  • Seed treatments (insecticide, fungicide, growth regulators, and micro nutrients)

  • Inoculants (on seed and granular technologies)

  • Foliar fungicides

  • Foliar and granular fertilizers and micro nutrient products

  • Spray adjuvants

  • Plant growth regulators

Crop input and variety evaluations of the following crops are available:

  • Cereal crops (spring wheat, barley, oats, rye)

  • Annual forages

  • Canola

  • Flax

  • Mustard

  • Soybeans 

  • Peas 

  • Faba beans

  • Quinoa 

  • Buckwheat

  • Canary seed

Growth Room Trials

Our 385 square foot grow room is fully automated for precise environmental control. Fifteen Spyder 2X LED full spectrum fixtures allow for the optimization of lighting intensity in four zones to suit crop needs and trial timelines. Research licences for regulated crops have been obtained from Health Canada. Protocols using regulated crops should be submitted to New Era six months prior to planting date to allow for permitting.

Protocols for grow room trials including plant breeding trials, product efficacy, crop tolerance and fertility trials will be accepted in January 2020.

We provide assistance in protocol development and research planning to ensure that the data collected can be statistically analyzed with confidence and significant treatment effects are identified correctly. Data collection and analysis is completed using ARM software and final reports are provided in ARM or other formats specified by the customer.

Prices for individual trials vary with the type of crop, plot size, number of replications, number and type of treatments and number and type of assessments required.


For additional information, or to request a quotation, please contact:

Meghan Rose M.Sc. B.Sc. (Ag.)



Internal Research Program

As the only independent retail in the Swan River Valley, New Era Ag also conducts in house research trials under the unique conditions of the Swan River Valley to help make accurate recommendations to New Era customers. We conduct unbiased trials to test new products, compare competitive products, assess variety performance and research emerging agronomic practices. Data is presented during winter meetings hosted in the New Era Ag Boardroom. (winter meeting schedule)



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