Fredericton Research and Development Centre Infographic

Fredericton RDC Infographic
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  • Fredericton Research and Development Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Established in 1912
  • Total staff: 69
  • Includes: 15 researchers
  • 1 Satellite location in Benton Ridge Sub-Station
  • Research focuses on:
    • Developing Sustainable and Diverse Potato Cropping Systems
    • Pest and Disease Management
    • Genetics and Genomics Tools
    • End-Use Traits
  • In support of 3 Sector Science Strategies
    • 1. Horticulture
      • Developing potato germplasm for different production areas of Canada
        • New varieties include traits for enhanced yields, disease resistance, environmental sustainability, health benefits, and use in bioproduct applications
    • 2. Agro-Ecosystem Resilience
      • Researching and understanding
        • Soil health and soil microbial communities
        • Soil erosion and agro-chemical pollution mitigation
        • Technologies to improve plant growth and adaptation to stress
    • 3. Biodiversity and Bioresources
      • Developing DNA fingerprinting and genotyping technologies to manage potato genetic resources
        • The Potato Node of Plant gene Resources of Canada maintains and characterizes potato germplasm and wild relatives, and supports Canada's International Treaty commitments to global biodiversity preservation
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