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