Charlottetown Research and Development Centre

  • Agro-Ecosystem
  • Potatoes
  • Biodiversity
  • Horticulture
  • Cereal Crops

The Charlottetown Research and Development Centre (Charlottetown RDC) was established in 1909 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. 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:

  • Main laboratory and office complex in Charlottetown; and

  • Harrington Research Farm with field and greenhouse research facilities north of Charlottetown.

Areas of Research

The focus of Charlottetown RDC science activities is on environmental sustainability, diversification and innovation in primary production agriculture, and the discovery and exploitation of bio-based products from new and traditional crops.

The Charlottetown RDC conducts research on diversified, integrated cropping systems with a focus on crop rotations, agronomy of new crops species or cultivars, characterization of crop nutrient cycles and their effects on soil and water quality, as well as the integrated and sustainable management of weeds, insects, and diseases.

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

Sector Needs

The Charlottetown 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 Charlottetown 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.

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Charlottetown, PE C1A 4N6
Canada
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Scientists and researchers

Vegetable Pathology Technician
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Bourlaye Fofana
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Adam Foster
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Andrew McKenzie-Gopsill
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Jason L. McCallum
Research Scientist: Phytochemistry
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Yefang Jiang
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Judith Nyiraneza
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Morteza Mesbah
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Publications

  1. Aiyer, H., Caldwell, C., & Foster, A. (March 5-6, 2021). Effects of cover cropping on beneficial and pathogenic microbial communities present in agricultural field soil and residue. Presented at the 2021 Plant Science Graduate Students’ Symposium (University of Saskatchewan).

    2021 - View publication details

  2. The Search for Powdery Mildew Resistance Genes in Flax

    2021 - View publication details

  3. Gene expression study of the flax-powdery mildew interaction

    2021 - View publication details

  4. Aiyer, H., Caldwell, C., & Foster, A. (2021). Cover crop carryover effects on fungal and bacterial communities in field soil and residue. Presented at the CRDC Seminar series (February 10, 2021).

    2021 - View publication details

  5. Nyiraneza, J., Bélanger, G., Benjannet, R., Ziadi, N., Cambouris, A., Fuller, K., Hann, S. (2021). Critical phosphorus dilution curve and the phosphorus-nitrogen relationship in potato, 123 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2020.126205

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  6. McKenzie-Gopsill AG, Anderson L. 2021. Weed management in PEI potato production. Agronomy Initiative for Marketable Yield (AIM) Workshops (four total). Jan 12th and 13th, Emerald PE, Mill River PE, St. Peter’s Bay PE & Charlottetown PE Canada

    2021 - View publication details

  7. Proceedings of the 2020 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum

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  8. Mills, A.A.S., Izydorczyk, M., Choo, T.M., Durand, J., Mountain, N., Sorrells, M., Fillmore, S.A.E. (2021). Cultural practices to improve malt barley quality in the northeast with focus on the craft sector, 101(1), 39-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2020-0011

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  9. Aiyer, H., Caldwell, C., & Foster, A. (2020). Disease suppressive ability of certain society cover crop soils on barley and soybean root disease. Presented at the Canadian Phytopathological Society Atlantic regional meeting, 2020. Abstract submitted to be published in Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology

    2020 - View publication details

  10. The Search for Powdery Mildew Resistance Genes in Flax

    2020 - View publication details