Researchers land $1M to grow berries year-round

Researchers land $1M to grow berries year-round

Led by Collège Boréal, partners are developing innovative hydroponics process.

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.

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Photo: Collège Boréal



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