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.

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

Markus Braaten, Market Development Manager


Mark Carlson, Sales Agronomist


Delaine Mandziak, Crop Manager