As the farmer-in-residence at a research hub for tech start-ups called Area X.O, Wallace is conducting research with University of Ottawa professors on the effectiveness of a fertilizer system called innovative fertile striptilling. The method, which Wallace’s father, Morley, developed, involves placing fertilizer only where the crop needs it and tilling narrow strips of land. The data from Wallace’s first two years of research have been promising: the method requires 33% less fertilizer than conventional farming practices, increases yield and profit by around 30% and decreases nitrous oxide emissions by more than 90%.