Brandon Research and Development Centre

  • Agro-Ecosystem Resilience
  • Cereals and Pulses
  • Horticulture

The Brandon Research and Development Centre (Brandon RDC), located in Brandon, Manitoba, 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 two satellite locations:

  • The Canada-Manitoba Crop Diversification in Carberry; and
  • The Canada-Manitoba Crop Diversification in Portage la Prairie.

Areas of Research

Research at the Brandon RDC is focused on developing new and improved varieties of wheat, oats and barley, sustainable and profitable crop production systems, and agro-ecosystems.

The Centre has expertise in crop breeding and genetics, field and landscape-based resource management including soil, water, organic and inorganic nutrients, invasive plant species, rangeland, pasture, forages, and agroforestry.

Sector Needs

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

2701 Grand Valley Road, P.O. Box 1000A
Brandon, MB R7A 5Y3
Canada
(204) 578-6500
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Scientists and researchers

Image Aaron Glenn
Research Scientist
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Image Ana Badea
Research Scientist (Barley Breeding and Genetics)
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Image Curtis Cavers
Agronomist
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Image Alan Pierre Moulin
Research Scientist
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Image Debra Leigh McLaren
Research Scientist, Crop Production Pathology
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Image Henry F Wilson
Research Scientist
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Image Stephen Crittenden
Research Scientist
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Image James Blair English
Agronomy and Agroforestry Specialist
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Image James Tucker
Research Scientist, Barley Genomics
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Image Mohammad Khakbazan
Research Scientist (Agricultural Economist)
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Image Santosh Kumar
Research Scientist (Wheat Breeder)
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Image Taras Lychuk
Research Scientist
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