Researchers land $1M to grow berries year-round
Added on 09 October 2023
A coalition of Northern Ontario researchers has received $1 million to develop a new process for growing berries year-round in extreme climates.
Announced on October 4, the funding will go to Research & Innovation Boréal, the applied research arm of Sudbury’s Collège Boréal, along with partners including the Rural Agri-innovation Network (RAIN) in Sault Ste. Marie, Truly Northern Farms in Sudbury, and AgriTech North in Dryden.
RAIN, a part of the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, provides agriculture-related support and resources to producers across Northern Ontario, while Truly Northern and AgriTech North are container farms using sophisticated hydroponic systems to grow greens year-round.
Together, the partners are aiming to develop a new hydroponics approach that combines innovative techniques, infrastructure, and equipment suitable for extreme climates.
Photo: Collège Boréal