18084 viewsEarl HartlenOctober 23, 2020Simcoe, ONDate shot: October 22, 2020
University of Guelph Simcoe Research Station has 86.8 hectares of land on the edge of the highly productive Norfolk sand plain just east of Simcoe, Ontario. Its mission is to help strengthen the fruit and vegetable industries in the potentially highly productive zone along the north shore of Lake Erie. Simcoe operates research programs covering vegetables, fruits, and various alternative crops for the sandy tobacco soils of the area. The ratio of research input is about 70 % vegetables and 30 % fruit, which reflects the approximate distribution of horticultural production in Norfolk County! Don't forget, Norfolk County is known as Ontario's Garden as the number #1 producer of many, many crops !!! According to Statistics Canada, Norfolk County is Ontario’s leading grower of apples, asparagus, cabbage, cucumbers, green onions and shallots, peanuts, pumpkin, strawberries, sweet corn, sweet potatoes and the list goes on!