Brandon Research and Development Centre

  • Cereals and Pulses
  • Horticulture
  • Agro-Ecosystem Resilience

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

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Scientists and researchers

Image Aaron Glenn
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Ana Badea
Research Scientist (Barley Breeding and Genetics)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Curtis Cavers
Agronomist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Alan Pierre Moulin
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Debra Leigh McLaren
Research Scientist, Crop Production Pathology
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Henry F Wilson
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Stephen Crittenden
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image James Blair English
Agronomy and Agroforestry Specialist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image James Tucker
Research Scientist, Barley Genomics
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Kirby T Nilsen
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Mae Elsinger
Rangeland Biologist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Mohammad Khakbazan
Research Scientist (Agricultural Economist)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Santosh Kumar
Research Scientist (Wheat Breeder)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Taras Lychuk
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Publications

  1. Wilson, H., Elliott, J., Macrae, M., Glenn, A. (2019). Near-surface soils as a source of phosphorus in snowmelt runoff from cropland, 48(4), 921-930. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2019.04.0155

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  2. Wilson, H.F., Casson, N.J., Glenn, A.J., Badiou, P., Boychuk, L. (2019). Landscape controls on nutrient export during snowmelt and an extreme rainfall runoff event in northern agricultural watersheds, 48(4), 841-849. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2018.07.0278

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  3. Satchithanantham, S., Wilson, H.F., Michiels, P., Dubois, M., Li, S., Koiter, A.J. Channel geomorphology differences between stream reaches with grass or tree dominated riparian vegetation in Southern Manitoba, 4(1), 336-349. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/facets-2018-0036

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  4. Borrego-Benjumea, A., Carter, A., Glenn, A.J., Badea, A. (2019). Impact of excess moisture due to precipitation on barley grain yield in the Canadian prairies, 99(1), 93-96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2018-0108

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  5. Kaushal, S.S., Gold, A.J., Bernal, S., Johnson, T.A.N., Addy, K., Burgin, A., Burns, D.A., Coble, A.A., Hood, E., Lu, Y.H., Mayer, P., Minor, E.C., Schroth, A.W., Vidon, P., Wilson, H., Xenopoulos, M.A., Doody, T., Galella, J.G., Goodling, P., Haviland, K., Haq, S., Wessel, B., Wood, K.L., Jaworski, N., Belt, K.T. (2018). Watershed ‘chemical cocktails’: forming novel elemental combinations in Anthropocene fresh waters, 141(3), 281-305. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10533-018-0502-6

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  6. McMillan, S.K., Wilson, H.F., Tague, C.L., Hanes, D.M., Inamdar, S., Karwan, D.L., Loecke, T., Morrison, J., Murphy, S.F., Vidon, P. (2018). Before the storm: antecedent conditions as regulators of hydrologic and biogeochemical response to extreme climate events, 141(3), 487-501. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10533-018-0482-6

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  7. Badea, A., Carter, A., Legge, W.G., Swallow, K., Johnston, S.P., Izydorczyk, M.S. (2018). Tocols and oil content in whole grain, brewer's spent grain, and pearling fractions of malting, feed, and food barley genotypes, 95(6), 779-789. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cche.10093

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  8. Khakbazan, M., Mohr, R.M., Huang, J., Campbell, E., Volkmar, K.M., Tomasiewicz, D.J., Moulin, A.P., Derksen, D.A., Irvine, B.R., McLaren, D.L., Nelson, A. (2018). Economic and Risk Effects of Rotation Based on a 14-Year Irrigated Potato Production Study in Manitoba, 95(3), 258-271. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12230-017-9627-8

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  9. Schneider, K.D., Thiagarajan, A., Cade-Menun, B.J., McConkey, B.G. and Wilson, H.F. 2018. Nitrogen loss in snowmelt runoff from non-point agricultural sources on the Canadian prairies. pp. 73-94. In: Lal, R., and Stewart, B.A., eds. Soil Nitrogen Uses and Environmental Impacts. CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL. 392 pp. ebook ISBN: 9781351857413

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  10. Moulin, A.P., Khakbazan, M. 2018. Variable N fertility management of canola at the field scale, based on analysis of yield maps and spatial and statistical variability of soil test N and P, March 13, 2018. Manitoba Fertility Advisory Committee, Winnipeg, Manitoba

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