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.

Search Research projects from the Brandon Research and Development Centre to learn more about what we do.

Sector Needs

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

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.

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
Retired - 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 Melanie Dubois
Sr. Riparian & Biodiversity Biologist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

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

 

Image Nicole Berardi
Knowledge Transfer Specialist
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

 

Image Uzzal Liton
Research Biologist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Publications

  1. Khakbazan, M., Nyiraneza, J., Jiang, Y., Huang J. 2021. Conservation tillage and cover crop management practices in potato production to improve soil health and profitability, July 26-28, 2021. Soil and Water Conservation Society 76th International Annual Conference, Virtual.

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  6. https://www.producer.com/news/sequencing-project-targets-barley/

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  7. https://ici.radio-canada.ca/ohdio/premiere/emissions/le-reveil-ile-du-prince-edouard/episodes/529261/rattrapage-du-jeudi-29-avril-2021/4

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  8. https://regina.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2189620

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  9. https://www.canadiancattlemen.ca/crops/the-first-canadian-reference-barley-genome-a-gift-beer-drinkers-can-toast/

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  10. https://agriculture.canada.ca/en/news-agriculture-and-agri-food-canada/scientific-achievements-agriculture/first-canadian-reference-barley-genome-gift-beer-drinkers-can-toast

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