Most of the 650 hectares at the station is used for feed production and manure disposal for the University beef and dairy herds, but 120 ha. of level, systematically tile drained land is available for field crops research. Buried water lines allow overhead irrigation accessibility to 90 ha. Three large buildings are used by the Department for threshing, sample storage, sample freezing, sample drying, seed cleaning, machinery storage and repair. Additional crop drying facilities are provided by 2 converted tobacco kilns. A small heated and ventilated pesticide storage building is also used by the Department. Major crops under study at the Elora station include cereals (corn, wheat and barley) oilseeds (soybeans and canola), edible beans (white and coloured), and forages such as alfalfa.