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.

Sector Needs

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

 

 

    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. Parenteau, M.T., Gu, H., Zebarth, B.J., Cambouris, A.N., Lafond, J., Nelson, A., Nyiraneza, J., Davidson, C., Lagüe, M., Galvez, J.H., Strömvik, M.V., Tai, H.H. (2020). Data mining nitrogen-responsive gene expression for source-sink relations and indicators of n status in potato, 10(10 October), http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10101617

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    2. Crop Breed Genet Genom. 2020;2(4):e200017. https://doi.org/10.20900/cbgg20200017

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    3. McKenzie-Gopsill, AG (2020) Management of PSII-inhibitor resistant common lambsquarters in Atlantic Canadian potato production. AAFC Factsheet, Oct 2020.

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    4. Foster and Matters (2020) FUSARIUM HEAD BLIGHT CAUSAL SPECIES IN SPRING WHEAT IN PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND IN 2019. Published In: Canadian Plant Disease Survey 2020 Volume 100: Disease Highlights 2019, Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 42:sup1, 1-175, DOI: 10.1080/07060661.2020.1752524

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    5. Anderson L, McKenzie-Gopsill AG, White SN (2020) Wick weeding: an investigation into alternative weed control strategies in Atlantic potato production systems. 1st Canadian Society for Horticultural Science Online Graduate Student Conference, Aug 27th 2020, online.

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    6. https://peiinvasives.com/guidance/Oriental%20Bittersweet.pdf

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    7. McKenzie-Gopsill AG, Graham G, Laforest M, Ibarra S, Hann S, Wagg C. 2020. Tracking and managing triazine resistant Chenopodium album in Atlantic Canadian potato production. Prince Edward Island Soil and Crop Conference. March 5th 2020, Summerside PE Canada

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    8. McKenzie-Gopsill AG, Graham G, Laforest M, Ibarra S, Hann S, Wagg C. 2020. Tracking and managing triazine resistant Chenopodium album in Atlantic Canadian potato production. New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association Annual General Meeting. Feb 21st 2020, Woodstock NB Canada

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    9. McKenzie-Gopsill AG, Mills A. 2020. Using cover crops in our never ending battle against weeds. New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association Annual General Meeting. Feb 21st 2020, Woodstock NB Canada

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    10. Till BJ, Aravena Abarzua GA, Howard-Till R, Qian R, Gajardo H, Cloutier S, Fofana B, Soto-Cerda BJ (2020) Genomic improvement of flax using natural variation and induced mutations. Proc 28th Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA, Jan 11-15, W436

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