Prairies East Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Inc.

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Located in Arborg (MB) with sites in Beausejour, PESAI conducts applied research and technology transfer in annual forages, grains, oilseeds and water management (tile drainage and excess moisture).  Specialty areas of applied research include forage adaptation testing, new cropping opportunities, intercropping and cover crops, water management (e.g. tile drainage research site with some irrigation capacity) and fertility issues in watersheds.

Située à Arborg (MB) avec des sites à Beausejour, PESAI fait des recherches appliquées et du transfert de technologie sur les plantes fourragères annuelles, céréales, oléagineux, et gestion de l’eau (drainage sous-terrain et surplus d’eau). Les domaines de recherche spécialisés comprennent des essais sur l’adaptation des plantes fourragères, les nouvelles cultures, la culture intercalaire et les cultures de couverture, la gestion de l’eau (tels que la recherche sur tuyaux de drainage à capacité limitée pour l’irrigation), et les questions de fertilité de sols aux bassins versants.

Annual Reports

2022 PESAI Annual Report

Annual French Summary

2020 Résumé français


For more information about Beausejour site, please visit Agassiz Soil and Crop Improvement Association (ASCIA) website:


PESAI Membership Form



Nirmal Hari
Applied Research Specialist
Manitoba Agriculture

James Lindal
Applied Research Technician
Manitoba Agriculture

Brett Sigurdson
Applied Research Technician

Shaun Kendrick
Field Technician


Board of Directors

Brian Kurbis (Chair) Winnipeg
Paul Grenier (Vice Chair) Woodridge
Paul Gregory  Fisher Branch

Andy Buehlmann  Arborg
Scott Duguid Arnes
Gary Naurocki  Tyndall
David King  Arborg 

Garry Wasylowski Fraserwood
Wayne Foubert Ste Anne


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Upcoming Events

Annual Regenerative Ag Conference

November 13-15, 2023, Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association (MFGA)

Manitoba Agronomists' Conference

December 13-14, 2023, School of Agriculture

Manitoba Ag Days

January 16-18, 2024, Ag Exposition