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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LUARS Director will be inducted into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame

February 6, 2023

Dr. Tarlok Sahota is one of 11 individuals who will be inducted into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame in June.
TBNewswatch: A new winter crop is being tested in Thunder Bay

September 27, 2022

TBNewswatch's article features a discussion with Dr. Tarlok Sahota surrounding the testing of a new crop - winter camelina.
The Lakehead University Agricultural Research Station is testing winter camelina, Anvol and Holganix

September 22, 2022

The Lakehead University Agricultural Research Station in Thunder Bay is always looking for new opportunities for its area producers by testing new crops and products
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

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(807) 475-8404


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