Parkland Crop Diversification Foundation

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In 2016/17 PCDF marked its 20th year as a non profit organization with the purpose to evaluate, demonstrate and facilitate the use of new crops, technologies and value added opportunities.  Located in Roblin, MB, PCDF conducts applied research and technology transfer, new crop adaptation, diversification and value-added opportunities for the northwest region of agro-Manitoba.  Specialty areas continue to be hemp, flax, fertility and disease trials as well as new crops such as quinoa and fababean.

Annual Reports

2019 PCDF Annual Report


James Frey
Diversification Specialist
Manitoba Agriculture & Resource Development

Cynthia Nerbas
Financial Assistant

Jessica Frey
Research Technician

Board of Directors

Robert Misko (Chair)  Roblin
Mark Laycock (Vice Chair)  Russell
Cynthia Nerbas (Treasurer) Shellmouth
Laurie Radferd (Secretary) Sanclara
Jeremy Andres Roblin
Rod Fisher  Dauphin
Dale Gryba  Gilbert Plains
Vern Zatwarnciki Gilbert Plains
Boris Michaleski  Dauphin
John Sandborn  Benito

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2019 Prairie Cover Crop Survey

Add your voice to our 5 minute survey: On Twitter – @YvonneLawley_UM look for the pinned link to the survey at the top of Dr. Lawley’s Twitter feed On any devise with a web browser using this link: By email...

Fusarium Head Blight Mitigation

The Manitoba Diversification Centres are pleased to participate in a prairie-wide project to develop weather-based models to assess the risk of FHB infection and DON in spring wheat, winter wheat, barley and durum.  The study will develop an interactive prairie-wide...

Harvest Season started at Manitoba’s Crop Diversification Centres!

Mid August marks the start of the harvest season for farmers around Manitoba. Its also the start of plot harvesting at the Manitoba’s Crop Diversification Centres. Plots of winter wheat, fall rye, spring wheat, barley, oats, lentils, peas, and mustard are being or...

Governments Invest More Than $4.8 Million for Agriculture Research

May 24, 2019 GOVERNMENTS INVEST MORE THAN $4.8 MILLION FOR AGRICULTURE RESEARCH As part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the Canadian and Manitoba governments are investing more than $4.8 million for 22 projects under the Ag Action Manitoba Research and...

Growing Organic?

Manitoba Organic Alliance highlights; Phosphorus in your cropping system Composted vs. raw manure Research update — Parkland Crop Diversification Centre Equipment Review What you missed in the coffee shop!...

Upcoming Events

Crops-A-Palooza 2021

July 27, 2021, Carberry, MB