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:

 

 

    440 University Avenue
    Charlottetown, PE C1A 4N6
    Canada
    (902) 370-1400

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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

     

    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).

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    2. 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).

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    3. 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

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    4. Proceedings of the 2020 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum

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    5. 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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    6. 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

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    7. The Search for Powdery Mildew Resistance Genes in Flax

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    8. Anderson L, McKenzie-Gopsill AG, White SN (2020) Wick weeding: an investigation into alternative weed control strategies in Atlantic potato production systems. Charlottetown Research and Development Centre Seminar Series, Dec 2nd 2020, Charlottetown PE Canada

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    9. Arcand, Y., Bittman, S., Britten, M., Champagne, C., Daneshfar, B., David, S., Davidson, A., Derdall, E. Drury, C., Eden, J., Handyside, P., Hung, Y., Javorek, S., Jiang, Y., Jingui, Y., Jordan, C., Joosse, P., Li, S., McAuley, E., McNairn, H., MacDonald, D., Pacheco, A., Powers, J., Reid, K., Smith, E. L., Topp, E., Vanrobaeys, J., Villeneuve, S., Wilson, H., Yang, J. Agricultural Land Use. Synthesis of Science. Canada Water Agency Report. Freshwater Science Assessment-Line of Inquiry. Nov. 20, 2020.

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    10. Anderson L, McKenzie-Gopsill AG, White SN (2020) Wick weeding: an investigation into alternative weed control strategies in Atlantic potato production systems. Canadian Weed Science Society 74th Annual Meeting, Nov 2020, online.

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