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 one satellite location:
- 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, cereal genomics, sustainable and profitable crop production systems, and agro-ecosystems, soil and nutrient management, hydrology, agro-meterology.
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.
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The Brandon RDC carries out innovative research, development, technology and knowledge transfer activities in support of AAFC's Strategic Plan for Science, which include:
Based on land suitability, efficient use of resources, and reduced production input costs, crop management strategies developed by scientists at Brandon RDC are enabling farmers to make informed decisions that help increase productivity and sustainability of their operations.
Developed new and improved wheat, oat and barley varieties for production in Western Canada. Research is also conducted to improve the efficiency of nutrient and water utilization and to develop integrated crop management practices that reduce the impact of insects, disease and weeds on oilseeds, cereals and pulses.
Meet our Scientists
Find out more about the scientists at Brandon Research and Development Centre through their profiles below.
You can also visit the Fields of Science campaign featuring 11 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientists from coast to coast. Discover why they chose to pursue a career in agriculture and learn more about their research.