Our soils are classified as Black Chernozems or Mollisols depending on the classification system one uses. Most of the soils we conduct our trials on are Class 2 soils according to the Canada Land Inventory. The Newdale series is the predominant soil type on our farm; these soils were formed on glacial till parent material under grassland vegetation. Organic matter levels are in the range of 5-6%, pH 7.5, soil texture is clayloam. The soils are well to moderately well drained, A horizon depth is about 12 inches and they occur on undulating to hummocky landscapes.
We also have some heavier textured soils in the Assiniboine Valley; these soils were formed on Alluvial deposits, have similar organic matter and pH levels as the Newdale, but have a silty clay texture and a fairly flat topography free of stones.
Our farm has been practicing Zero-till since 1997 and adopted a Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) system in 2012.