The Ontario Crops Research Centre – Winchester (formerly known as the Winchester Agricultural Research Station) focuses on research programs that directly benefit Eastern Ontario crop producers. This station has 150 acres located on North Gower clay loam, representing approximately one million acres in the Ottawa and South Nation river valleys. Once drained, this clay loam is well suited to growing annual field crops, corn, cereals and soybeans.
Collaboration between the Ontario Crops Research Centre in Winchester and other researchers across the province focuses on projects of interest to all crop producers: soil and water quality, climate change, nutrient availability, weed and best management and other cropping needs as they arise. This station also conducts a variety of trials and weed control management studies for corn, cereals and soybeans.