Yara Incubator Farm

The Yara Canada Incubator Farm in Saskatoon, SK is a center for research, solution trials and knowledge sharing. Through collaborative efforts with customers, partners, and various technology providers, Yara utilizes the farm to study and advance insights into all aspects of the cropping system. 

A total of 80 acres is devoted to the large-scale Crop Solutions Trials and small plot Discovery Trials. The farm will feature wheat, canola, peas and barley grown in rotation with two of those crops seeded each year on roughly 40 acres each. Standard farming practices will be used on half of each crop as a control. The other half will feature complete crop nutrition programs, products and technology designed to improve crop yield, nutrient use efficiency and grower profitability. The small plot Discovery Trials will focus on capturing replicated crop response data on new granular fertilizers, fertilizer coatings, foliar nutrition products and management practices on key western Canadian crops.

What's happening at the Incubator Farm

Complete nutrition is more important than ever

In the 2021 field trials at the Yara Incubator Farm, soil moisture probes were used to determine root activity at various depths. The root activity and amount of available water throughout the growing season were measured and compared between treatments.

Under the extreme dry conditions, the Yara nutritional package delivered improved water use over a Grower Standard Program (GSP) treatment in both wheat and canola.

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Previously at the Farm

Top dress Applications

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Technology At the Incubator Farm

Check out the Weather Station and Moisture Probe Data


Current Trials Underway


Crop Solutions

Crops: Wheat & Canola

Bringing together Yara’s best line up to develop the ultimate crop programs with YaraVera AMIDAS, YaraVita PROCOTE and YaraVita FOLIARS.

YaraVita Discovery

Crops: Canola

Discovering advanced methods for delivering macronutrients and micronutrients with YaraVera AMIDAS, YaraVita PROCOTE and YaraVita FOLIARS.

'4R' Advocacy

Crop: Wheat & Canola

Demonstrating how differences in N Source and Timing can be cost effective and generate ROI with YaraVera AMIDAS homogenous N&S and split applications.


Yara Crop Nutrition Program for Wheat

  • 65% of Total Nitrogen at Seeding with YaraVera AMIDAS
  • Phosphate and potassium w/ YaraVita PROCOTE Seedplaced
  • YaraVita FOLIAR applied with Herbicide 
  • YaraVera AMIDAS Topdress @Tillering
  • YaraVita FOLIAR at Heading

*The above program is being compared with results from grower standard practices.

Yara Crop Nutrition Program for Canola

  • YaraVera AMIDAS side banded at seeding 
  • Phosphate and potassium w/ YaraVita PROCOTE Seedplaced
  • YaraVita FOLIAR w/ Herbicide 
  • YaraVita FOLIAR @ 10% Flower

*The above program is being compared with results from grower standard practices.

Through the trials Yara and its partners will be able to gather many layers of data and intimate knowledge of every aspect of the cropping system over the coming years. The field scale research at the farm will provide valuable insight into the conditions and challenges that growers and advisors face.

Learn more about the partnership of Yara with Glacier Farm Media - Discovery Farm on this project.

If you would like more information please contact

Delaine Mandziak, Crop Manager


Check Yara's latest podcast about the Incubator Farm in SK

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The Saskatoon Incubator Farm is 80-acres of row crops that feature Western Canada's cropping system including canola, wheat, barley, peas, lentils, etc.

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