Yukon Government Research Farm

Two hectare field based agriculture experimental station that is located within the Gunnar Nilsson and Mickey Lammers Research Forest.

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Research Farm, with centre pivot in background. Photo credit: Yukon Government

Name Email Phone Number
Primary Contact Matthew Ball, Agrologist matt.ball@gov.yk.ca (867) 393-7410
Secondary Contact Bradley Barton brad.barton@gov.yk.ca (867) 667-3417

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Owner
Government of Yukon, operated by Agriculture Branch

Membership
Regular Member

Website
www.emr.gov.yk.ca/agriculture

Latitude
60.855753

Longitude
-135.207964

Location
Within the Gunnar Nilsson and Mickey Lammers Research Forest, approximately 20 km north of Whitehorse near the junction of Hot Springs Road and Mayo Road.

Nearest Community
Whitehorse

Territory/ Province
Yukon

Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Yukon Government land. Traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dun and Ta’an Kwach’an First Nations.

Facility Type
Seasonally Operated Research Station

Research Hinterland
Forest, Semi-arid

Main Research Disciplines
Agriculture, Climatology, Environmental Sciences, Soil Science

Research History
The site has been used intensively since 1988, initially for demonstration of crop varieties suitable to the north and evolving over the years to encompass a number of research trials.

Current Projects
Livestock forage options & yields, northern grains & pulses variety assessment, hay fertilizer management, soil amendment evaluation, market garden vegetable production trials, fruit & berry demonstration, irrigation management.

Power
External Electrical Grid

Communications
Cell Service (LTE)

Local Transportation
Road Access

Equipment Storage
Drive shed, and 3 small equipment sheds

Dormitory/Sleeping Facilities
N/A

Dining/Kitchen Facilities
N/A

Laboratory Facilities
N/A

Fuel Availability
Local Gas station

Research Requirements
N/A

Special Rules and Regulations
N/A

Local External Resources
N/A

Nearest Medical Service
Whitehorse Hospital

Safety Considerations
Branch Safety Program

Cost
N/A

Other Information
N/A

Last Updated
2015-05-30

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Organic amendment and forage evaluation. Photo credit: Yukon Government

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General research farm picture, early season. Photo credit: Yukon Government

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General research farm picture, early season. Photo credit: Yukon Government