$6.8M expansion completed at P.E.I. research farm
Improvements include spectrometer and new labs
Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay joined researchers in Harrington, P.E.I., on Wednesday to celebrate the completion of major upgrades at the Agriculture Canada research farm.
The federal government invested $6.8 million in improvements at the facility.
The upgrades included $3 million for 10 new and renovated laboratories, a $1.3 million nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer for soil research, and $2.5 million to double the size of the greenhouse to 392 square metres.
MacAulay, the MP for Cardigan, was joined by a number of recently hired researchers at the facility.
"This government is committed to innovation through world-class science and to helping farmers have access to the most current tools and knowledge," said MacAulay in a news release.
The news release said agricultural research is a key component in its goal to increase agri-food exports to $75 billion by 2025.
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