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. Randhawa, H.S., Graf, R.J., Sadasivaiah, R.S. (2015). AAC Indus soft white spring wheat. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 95(4), 793-797. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/cjps-2015-026

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  2. Randhawa, H.S., Graf, R.J., Fox, S.L., Sadasivaiah, R.S. (2015). AAC proclaim general purpose spring wheat, 95(6), 1265-1269. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS-2015-006

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  3. Brown, P.D., Randhawa, H.S., Fetch, J.M., Fox, S.L., Humphreys, D.G., Meiklejohn, M., Green, D., Wise, I., Fetch, T., Gilbert, J., McCallum, B., Menzies, J. (2015). AAC Foray red spring wheat, 95(4), 799-803. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/cjps-2015-007

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  4. Brown, P.D., Randhawa, H.S., Fetch, J.M., Meiklejohn, M., Fox, S.L., Humphreys, D.G., Green, D., Wise, I., Fetch, T., Gilbert, J., McCallum, B., Menzies, J. (2015). AAC Tenacious red spring wheat, 95(4), 805-810. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/cjps-2015-011

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  5. Laroche, A., Frick, M., Xu, Y., Puchalski, B., Puchalski, B., Singh, A., Randhawa, H.S., Graf, R.J., and Gaudet, D.A. (2014). "NGS to identify, characterize and compare isolates of stripe rust, a fungal pathogen of wheat.", Canada NGS Symposia - Lethbridge NGS Symposium, University of Lethbridge, April 24, 2014. (Presentation)

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  6. Laroche, A., Frick, M., Xu, Y., Puchalski, B., Puchalski, B., Randhawa, H.S., Graf, R.J., and Gaudet, D.A. (2014). "Comparisons of Puccinia striiformis f.sp. tritici (Pst) isolates from Southern Alberta.", Canadian Wheat Alliance 1st Annual Science Meeting, NRC-Saskatoon, Saskatoon, Canada, April 7-8, 2014.

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  7. Lin, X., N'Dayegamiye, A., Ruan, Y., Kutcher, H.R., Randhawa, H.S., Clarke, J.M., Sharpe, A.G., and Pozniak, C.J. (2014). "Genetic analysis of resistance to stripe rust in durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L. var. durum).", 2nd Canadian Wheat Symposium, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 8-11, 2014. (Poster)

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  8. Graf, R.J., Randhawa, H.S., Gaudet, D.A., and Laroche, A. (2014). "Rust resistance in western Canadian winter wheat.", Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Technical Workshop, Obregon, México, March 22-25, 2014. (Poster)

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  9. Dhariwal, R., Randhawa, H.S., Pozniak, C.J., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., and Graf, R.J. (2014). "Genetic analysis of stem, leaf and stripe rust resistance in a spring wheat.", 2nd Canadian Wheat Symposium, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 8-11, 2014.

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  10. Frick, M., Puchalski, B., Amundsen, E.J., Puchalski, B., Gaudet, D.A., Randhawa, H.S., Graf, R.J., and Laroche, A. (2014). "Molecular characterization of Pst races from western Canada.", 2014 Plant Pathology Symposium of Alberta, Canmore, AB, Canada, October 27-29, 2014.

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  11. Randhawa, H.S., Singh, D., Pozniak, C.J., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Goyal, A., and Graf, R.J. (2014). "Genetic mapping of stem, leaf and stripe rust resistance in a spring wheat population using a 90K SNP Infinium iSelect assay.", EUCARPIA-ITMI 2014, Wernigerode, Germany, June 29-July 4, 2014.

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  12. Brûlé-Babel, A.L., DePauw, R.M., Cuthbert, R.D., Pozniak, C.J., Hucl, P.J., Spaner, D.M., Randhawa, H.S., Graf, R.J., Kirigw, F., Humphreys, D.G., and Tamburic-Ilincic, L. (2014). "Breeding for FHB resistance: Progress and challenges.", 2nd Canadian Wheat Symposium, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 8-11, 2014.

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  13. Laroche, A., Frick, M., Xu, Y., Puchalski, B., Puchalski, B., Randhawa, H.S., Graf, R.J., and Gaudet, D.A. (2014). "Molecular characterization of Pst races isolates from Western Canada.", Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Technical Workshop, Obregon, México, March 22-25, 2014.

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  14. Asif, M., Eudes, F., Randhawa, H., Amundsen, E., Spaner, D. (2014). Induction medium osmolality improves microspore embryogenesis in wheat and triticale, 50(1), 121-126. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11627-013-9545-5

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  15. Kamran, A., Kubota, H., Yang, R.C., Randhawa, H.S., Spaner, D. (2014). Relative performance of Canadian spring wheat cultivars under organic and conventional field conditions. Euphytica, [online] 196(1), 13-24. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10681-013-1010-3

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  16. Asif, M., Eudes, F., Randhawa, H., Amundsen, E., Spaner, D. (2014). Phytosulfokine alpha enhances microspore embryogenesis in both triticale and wheat, 116(1), 125-130. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11240-013-0379-y

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  17. Kamran, A., Randhawa, H.S., Yang, R.C., Spaner, D. (2014). The effect of VRN1 genes on important agronomic traits in high-yielding Canadian soft white spring wheat. Plant Breeding, [online] 133(3), 321-326. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pbr.12149

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  18. Randhawa, H.S., Graf, R.J., Sadasivaiah, R.S. (2014). AAC Chiffon soft white spring wheat. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 94(7), 1303-1308. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS-2014-029

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  19. Sinha, R.K., Asif, M., Amundsen, E.J., Eudes, F., and Randhawa, H.S. (2013). "Isolated microspore culture in cereals by mediating stresses and nursing.", The 8th International Triticale Symposium, Ghent, Belgium, June 10-14, 2013, (Presentation).

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  20. Puchalski, B., Kundrik, K., Wogsberg, S., Wilson, M., Randhawa, H.S., and Gaudet, D.A. (2013). "Survey of stripe rust and other foliar diseases of wheat in 2012 in southern Alberta.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 93, pp. 123-124.

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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