What We Do

LUARS is committed to the establishment, operation, promotion, and transfer of agricultural research for the further development and diversification of the agricultural industry through small plot research and extension.

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The Agricultural Research Station is a not-for-profit organization that has a membership of local agricultural operations and interested community members.

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Annual Results

Every year members of the Thunder Bay Agricultural Research Association (TBARA) receive a complete copy of findings from the station. To receive a full report, please contact the station to become a member of the TBARA. Summaries of recent findings can be downloaded below.

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About Us

Lakehead University Agricultural Research Station (LUARS), located in the city of Thunder Bay in Northwestern Ontario, Canada, was founded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) in 1991.

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Funding and Research Partners

Would you like to have the Thunder Bay Agricultural Research Station as a part of your research strategy? We are always looking for new research opportunities and partners.

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Dr. Tarlok Sahota receives the Distinguished Agronomist Award

July 9, 2021

Dr. Tarlok Sahota, Director of Lakehead University’s Agricultural Research Station, has won the Distinguished Agronomist Award given out annually by the Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA).
Lakehead welcomes farmers to research station

July 24, 2020

The Agricultural Research Station brings together researchers, students and farmers to optimize crop production in Thunder Bay
Lentil Project - Success Video

August 8, 2019

NWO Innovation Centre shot a short video about the Lentil Pilot Project.
Chronicle Journal: Farmers reap rewards

July 25, 2019

CBC News: Lakehead's Agricultural Research Station experiments with new fertilizers after late planting

July 25, 2019

Planting of canola started about 18 days later than previous years, said director of LUARS

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(807) 475-8404


955 Oliver Road,
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada,
P7B 5E1