Harpinder Singh Randhawa, Ph.D.

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Research Scientist, Spring Wheat Breeding

Mandate: To develop spring wheat cultivars that have better agronomic performance, excellent end use quality and resistance to various biotic and abiotic stresses in western Canada.

Current research and/or projects

• Growing Forward National Wheat Improvement Program Cluster
• Integrated Management of Stripe Rust in Wheat for Alberta
• Development of high yielding CPS wheat cultivars for western Canada

Research and/or project statements

• Spring Wheat and Triticale Cultivar Development and Testing
• Marker Assisted Breeding
• Doubled Haploid Production
• Gene Discovering and Genetic Mapping
• Plant Pathology
• Genetics and Genomics
• New Breeding Tools

Professional activities / interests

Cultivar Registered:

CWSWS Wheat Class:

  • Sadash SWS349), AAC Chiffon (SWS408), AAC Indus (SWS427), AAC Paramount (SWS433)

CPSR wheat Class:

  • AAC Foray (HY1610), AAC Tenacious (HY1615), AAC Crossfield (HY1632), AAC Entice (HY1627), AAC Castle (HY2021)

CWSP wheat class:

  • AAC Innova (GP47),  AAC Proclaim (GP80),  AAC Awesome (GP151)

CWHW wheat class:

  • AAC Whitehead (HW506)

Spring Triticale

  • AAC Delight (T225),

Education and awards

Ph.D. (Plant Sciences) 1998 -2002. Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

M.Sc. (Plant Breeding) 1991-1993. Department of Plant Breeding, Punjab Agricultural University,   Ludhiana, India.

B.Sc. (Honours in Crop Sci.) 1985- 1990.College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana, India.

 

Received Gold Harvest Award for Innovation, Collaboration and Service Excellence  from the Science and Technology Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (2016)

Key publications

  1. Wayne Xu, Andriy Bilichak, Raman Dhariwal, Maria A. Henriquez, Harpinder Randhawa
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.10.11.463729

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  2. Gill, K.S., Kumar, N., Randhawa, H.S., Murphy, K., Carter, A.H., Morris, C.F., Higginbotham, R.W., Engle, D.A., Guy, S.O., Lyon, D.J., Murray, T.D., Chen, X.M., Schillinger, W.F. (2021). Registration of ‘Resilience CL+’ soft white winter wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations, [online] 15(1), 196-205. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/plr2.20118

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  3. Zhang, W., Boyle, K., Brûlé-Babel, A.L., Fedak, G., Gao, P., Robleh Djama, Z., Polley, B., Cuthbert, R.D., Randhawa, H.S., Jiang, F., Eudes, F., Fobert, P.R. (2020). Genetic Characterization of Multiple Components Contributing to Fusarium Head Blight Resistance of FL62R1, a Canadian Bread Wheat Developed Using Systemic Breeding. Frontiers in Plant Science, [online] 11 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.580833

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  4. Gill, K.S., Kumar, N., Randhawa, H.S., Carter, A.H., Yenish, J., Morris, C.F., Baik, B.K., Higginbotham, R.W., Guy, S.O., Engle, D.A., Chen, X.M., Murray, T.D., Lyon, D.J. (2020). Registration of ‘Curiosity CL+’ soft white winter wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations, [online] 14(3), 377-387. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/plr2.20066

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  5. Dhariwal, R., Henriquez, M.A., Hiebert, C., McCartney, C.A., Randhawa, H.S. (2020). Mapping of major fusarium head blight resistance from canadian wheat cv. Aac tenacious. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, [online] 21(12), 1-24. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms21124497

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  6. Randhawa, H.S., Brown, P.D., Fetch, J.M., Fetch, T., Gilbert, J., McCallum, B., Menzies, J., Gaudet, D. (2020). Aac crossfield red spring wheat, 100(2), 239-244. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2019-0237

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  7. Graf, R.J., Larsen, R.J., Beres, B.L., Aboukhaddour, R., Laroche, A., Randhawa, H.S., Foroud, N.A. (2020). AAC network hard red winter wheat. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 100(6), 737-746. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2020-0102

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  8. Radhakrishnan, G.V., Cook, N.M., Bueno-Sancho, V., Lewis, C.M., Persoons, A., Mitiku, A.D., Heaton, M., Davey, P.E., Abeyo, B., Alemayehu, Y., Badebo, A., Barnett, M., Bryant, R., Chatelain, J., Chen, X., Dong, S., Henriksson, T., Holdgate, S., Justesen, A.F., Kalous, J., Kang, Z., Laczny, S., Legoff, J.P., Lesch, D., Richards, T., Randhawa, H.S., Thach, T., Wang, M., Hovmøller, M.S., Hodson, D.P., Saunders, D.G.O. (2019). MARPLE, a point-of-care, strain-level disease diagnostics and surveillance tool for complex fungal pathogens. BMC Biology, [online] 17(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12915-019-0684-y

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  9. Bemister, D.H., Semagn, K., Iqbal, M., Randhawa, H., Strelkov, S.E., Spaner, D.M. (2019). Mapping QTL associated with stripe rust, leaf rust, and leaf spotting in a canadian spring wheat population. Crop Science, [online] 59(2), 650-658. http://dx.doi.org/10.2135/cropsci2018.05.0348

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  10. Rosa, S.B., Zanella, C.M., Hiebert, C.W., Brûlé-Babel, A.L., Randhawa, H.S., Shorter, S., Boyd, L.A., McCallum, B.D. (2019). Genetic characterization of leaf and stripe rust resistance in the Brazilian wheat cultivar toropi. Phytopathology, [online] 109(10), 1760-1768. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-05-19-0159-R

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  11. Reiss, A., Fomsgaard, I.S., Mathiassen, S.K., Randhawa, H.S., Kudsk, P. (2018). Weed suppression by Canadian spring cereals: relative contribution of competition for resources and allelopathy, 28(6), 183-187. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00049-018-0267-3

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  12. Rosa S., Langille L., Humphreys G., McCallum B., Fetch T., Randhawa H., Henriquez M.H., Voldeng H., Cummiskey A., Blackwell B., Scheeren P., Valerio I., and Turra C. (2018) Brazilian spring wheat germplasm as source of genetic variability. Poster and abstract presented at 4th Canadian Wheat Symposium, Nov. 19-22, 2018 in Winnipeg, MB.

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  13. Brar, G.S., Dhariwal, R., Randhawa, H.S. (2018). Resistance evaluation of differentials and commercial wheat cultivars to stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis) infection in hot spot regions of Canada. European Journal of Plant Pathology, [online] 152(2), 493-502. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10658-018-1446-3

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  14. Laroche, A., G.T. Araujo, W. Lu, E. Amundsen, N.K. Newlands, R. Aboukhaddour, J. Larsen, H. Rhandawa, R. Graf, D.A. Gaudet, B.L. Selinger, M. Frick. 2018. Aerobiological Surveillance of Wheat Pathogens. Conference Proceedings of Agronomy Update 2018. January 9-10 Red Deer, AB.pp52

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  15. Dhariwal, R., Fedak, G., Dion, Y., Pozniak, C., Laroche, A., Eudes, F., Randhawa, H.S. (2018). High density single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) mapping and quantitative trait loci (QTL) analysis in a biparental spring triticale population localized major and minor effect fusarium head blight resistance and associated traits QTL. Genes, [online] 9(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/genes9010019

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  16. Bokore, F.E., Cuthbert, R.D., Knox, R.E., Randhawa, H.S., Hiebert, C.W., DePauw, R.M., Singh, A.K., Singh, A., Sharpe, A.G., N’Diaye, A., Pozniak, C.J., McCartney, C., Ruan, Y., Berraies, S., Meyer, B., Munro, C., Hay, A., Ammar, K., Huerta-Espino, J., Bhavani, S. (2017). Quantitative trait loci for resistance to stripe rust of wheat revealed using global field nurseries and opportunities for stacking resistance genes. Theoretical and Applied Genetics (TAG), [online] 130(12), 2617-2635. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00122-017-2980-7

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  17. Jiang, F., Ryabova, D., Diedhiou, J., Hucl, P., Randhawa, H., Marillia, E.F., Foroud, N.A., Eudes, F., Kathiria, P. (2017). Trichostatin A increases embryo and green plant regeneration in wheat, 36(11), 1701-1706. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00299-017-2183-3

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  18. Graf, R.J., Beres, B.L., Larsen, R.J., Randhawa, H.S., Gaudet, D.A., Laroche, A., Eudes, F., Foroud, N.A. (2017). AAC goldrush hard red winter wheat. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 98(2), 467-474. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/CJPS-2017-0167

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  19. Kumar, N., Randhawa, H.S., Higginbotham, R.W., Chen, X., Murray, T.D., Gill, K.S. (2017). Targeted and efficient transfer of value-added genes into a wheat variety. Molecular Breeding, [online] 37(5), http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11032-017-0649-1

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  20. Perez-Lara, E., Semagn, K., Tran, V.A., Ciechanowska, I., Chen, H., Iqbal, M., N’Diaye, A., Pozniak, C., Strelkov, S.E., Hucl, P.J., Graf, R.J., Randhawa, H., Spaner, D. (2017). Population structure and genomewide association analysis of resistance to disease and insensitivity to Ptr toxins in Canadian spring wheat using 90k SNP array. Crop Science, [online] 57(3), 1522-1539. http://dx.doi.org/10.2135/cropsci2016.10.0859

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Research facility

5403 1st Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4B1
Canada

Affiliations

• Western Director, Canadian Society of Agronomy
• Associate Editors, Canadian Journal of Plant Science
• Served in committees for hiring new scientists in the department
• Served on Scientific Committees, reviewed many scientific articles
• Member of Canadian Society of Agronomy
• Crop Science Society of America
• Member of Prairie Recommending Committee for Wheat, Rye and Triticale
• Member of Canadian Seed Growers Association

Language

English

Other languages

Punjabi