Elm Creek Station

Station manager: David Pankhurst

Dave has been a Research Associate with Ag-Quest since 1999. If you would like more information on the Elm Creek station, please contact David at (204) 436-3080 or


Phone: (204) 436-3080
Fax: (204) 436-3082


The Elm Creek station was established in 2000. The Elm Creek station is situated on 64 hectares of sandy loam soil, with nearby access to sand, clay loam and heavy clay soils. The Elm Creek station has disease nursery misting capabilities and weather conditions suitable to development of many diseases on a variety of crops. Off-station work is typically conducted in the Morden, Carman, Oakville, Starbuck, Portage la Prairie, MacGregor, St. Pierre and Morris areas. Additional off-station locations are available by request.

Typical commercial crops in the Elm Creek area include small grains (winter wheat, summer wheat, oats, barley), oilseeds (canola, soybeans, flax, sunflowers), grain corn and specialty crops, including potatoes, dry beans and vegetable crops. Other crops can be grown for experimental purposes.

Specialized Facilities at Elm Creek:

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. Vegetable crops can be tested in the disease nurseries at Elm Creek.

Elm Creek Station Details:

  • Sandy Loam soil
  • Soil pH of 8.2, Organic Matter of 3%
  • PMRA Zones 5 and 14
  • Average of 120 frost-free days
  • 2400-2600 CHU (Average)