Charlottetown Research and Development Centre
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.
The Charlottetown RDC supports innovative research, development, technology and knowledge transfer activities related to the following AAFC Science Sector Strategies:
- Agro-Ecosystem Resilience
- Biodiversity and Bioresources
- Cereal and Pulse / Oilseeds