NWT New Crop Development Project: A Horticultural Research and Development Program

Regions: South Slave Region

Tags: physical sciences, food security, agriculture

Principal Investigator: Hachey, Gene O.E. (2)
Licence Number: 9015
Organization: Territorial Farmers Association; GNWT Economic Development and Tourism
Licenced Year(s): 1989
Issued: Jan 01, 1989
Project Team: Ben Greenfield,NWT Farmers Assoc.; Lloyd Houser,Brooks Research Stn.;Les Usher, Agriculture Canada; yet to be hired project mgr.

Objective(s): to establish a small scale horticultural demonstration project in the Fort Smith Region; to assess horticultural variety testing and trials in conjunction with new methods of production; to increase the body of knowledge concerning horticulure in Canada's north

Project Description: Mr. Gene Hachey and the NWT Farmers Association will be conducting research to enhance the knowledge base concerning horticultural production methods. Farmers from Fort Smith, Fort Simpson and Hay River will make sites available on their holdings to allow for evaluation of vegetable and berry varieties, production methods and associated testing.