MintoHead Office

Phone: (204) 776-2087
Fax: (204) 776-2250
Mailing Address:
Box 144
Minto, MB   R0K 1M0
Courier Address:
210 South Railway Street
Minto, MB    R0K 1M0

Station Manager: Angela De Koninck – Angela has been a Research Associate with AgQuest since 2001. If you would like more information about the Minto Station, please contact her at (204) 776-5559 or

Ag-Quest was started at Minto, Manitoba in 1983. The Minto station has access to over 2000 ha of land, including land near Boissevain and Elgin. Additional off-station work is typically conducted at Dauphin and Hamiota. Other locations are available on special request.

Typical crops grown commercially in the Minto area include small grains (wheat (spring and winter), barley, oats), oilseeds (canola, flax, sunflowers) and peas. Corn (grain and silage), soybean and dry bean acreage in the Minto area is increasing. Specialty crops in the area include seed alfalfa and canaryseed. Other crops can be grown for experimental purposes.

Specialized facilities at Minto:

Pathology Lab – prepares disease inoculum for trials at all locations.

Disease Nurseries – can be irrigated and inoculated, and are typically used for testing product efficacy or varietal resistance levels related to fusarium, blackleg, sclerotinia and other diseases

Greenhouses – available for trials from March to November, and are typically used for efficacy studies on greenhouse crops, although other trials and types of work can be accommodated

Growth Chambers – suitable for conducting crossing, small scale comparison experiments, and some disease testing

Herbicide Resistance Testing Lab – tests weed samples submitted from across Canada for resistance to a wide range of herbicides. For more information on herbicide resistance testing, please contact Dr. Haisheng Xie at , or download our brochure.

Minto Station Details:

  • PMRA Zone 14
  • Black Soil Zone
  • Clay Loam soil
  • Soil pH of 7.8, Organic Matter of 5%.
  • Average of 115 frost-free days
  • 2300-2400 CHU (Average)
  • 6 greenhouses
  • Disease nursery misting capabilities