Agassiz Research and Development Centre

  • Cows
  • Fruit Basket
  • Forage
  • Vegetables

The Agassiz Research and Development Centre (Agassiz RDC) located in Agassiz, British Columbia was established in 1886 by the Government of Canada under The Experimental Farm Station Act. It is one of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) network of 20 research and development centres.

The Centre is associated with one satellite location:

  • Clearbrook sub-station in Abbotsford, BC

Areas of Research

Agassiz RDC is the lead centre in Canada for integrated research on peri-urban agriculture. Research focuses on developing intensive yet sustainable horticultural and forage management systems that are integrated within a peri-urban environment. The centre focuses its research activities in the following four broad strategic areas: soil health management, innovative crop production systems, integrated pest management and biodiversity enhancement.

Agassiz RDC is one of seven sites where field trials dealing with the testing of sustainable pest management tools and technologies are conducted for AAFC’s Minor Use Pesticide Program.  

Sector Needs

The Agassiz RDC supports innovative research, development, technology and knowledge transfer activities related to the following AAFC Science Sector Strategies:


6947 Highway 7
PO Box 1000
Agassiz, BC V0M 1A2
(604) 796-6100
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Scientists and researchers

Image Ben W. Thomas
Research Scientist – Agroecology
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Research Scientist – Crop/Plant Physiology
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada