About MegaPlots

Mega Plot site in Watrous, SK

With canola becoming a predominant crop in Blair’s customers’ field rotations and a key crop in terms of managing net returns on farm, the Blair’s team decided that we needed to help our customers better understand how canola genetics performed in our local environment.  In 2005, we decided to launch  large scale canola plot trials commonly known now as Blair’s MegaPlot.  The objective was to help our customers see how these canola varieties established, how they tolerated our local climatic conditions, and to observe other performance factors such as standability, harvestability and ultimately how these canola varieties yielded.

With these factors in mind, the Blair’s team set to develop trial protocols to achieve these objectives.  Since 2005, the MegaPlot has been a Blair’s initiative in partnership with participating canola seed companies and has been located on different locations near Blair’s Watrous facility.  Every summer, Blair’s hosts an event with customers to showcase canola varieties in the Mega Plot so customers can observe these varieties up close.
In addition, we often include several leading edge agronomic trials of importance to our customers.  In 2011, the Blair’s team was honoured to host the Grow Total Acre event in conjunction with the Blair’s MegaPlot.  At this event, hundreds of growers from across western Canada came to see our canola and agronomy plot trials.  The best part about the MegaPlot trial is that we provide customers with data on how these varieties perform from a total performance point of view – real world information in real world conditions.    Feel free to go through the data and call us with any questions you may have.  Better yet, mark your calendar for July 25th, 2012 for the 2012 MegaPlot Summer Event in Watrous, Sask.  Call (306) 946-3150 for more information.