Fredericton Research and Development Centre

  • Horiculture
  • Agro-Ecosystem Resilience
  • Biodiversity and Bioresources

The Fredericton Research and Development Centre (Fredericton RDC) was established in 1912 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. 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 Fredericton; and

  • Benton Ridge sub-station – which supports germplasm enhancement activities.

Areas of Research

The Fredericton RDC conducts research on potato cropping systems at all scales. One focus has research scientists collaborating on innovating to bring novel traits, new end uses, disease and pest resistance into potato germplasm using advanced technologies. The Centre’s Potato Breeding Team uses the germplasm to bring new varieties of potato to Canadian and international markets. Other teams look at the performance of crop production systems and how to incorporate a variety of crops, techniques and technologies into potato cropping systems which will grow yields and profits while improving and conserving soil and water, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Centre’s science also looks toward the threats to our production systems, to the new diseases and pests we can expect to challenge us as the climate changes and we assist our agricultural industries to be robust and resilient.

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

Sector Needs

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

850 Lincoln Road
PO Box 20280
Fredericton, NB E3B 4Z7
Canada
(506) 460-4300

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Scientists and researchers

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Cameron Wagg
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Dahu Chen
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image David De Koeyer
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Claudia Goyer
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Fatima Mitterboeck
Biology Study Leader - Bioinformatics
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Jess Vickruck
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Keshav Dahal
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Louis-Pierre Comeau
Research Scientist - Landscape and Soil Carbon
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Molecular Genetics Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Helen Tai
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Serban Danielescu
Research Scientist - Groundwater -surface water interactions, Agricultural impacts on groundwater
Environment and Climate Change Canada

 

Image Sheldon William Rex Hann
Biologist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Sheng Li
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Xianzhou Nie
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Publications

  1. Liyanage, D.W.K., Yevtushenko, D.P., Konschuh, M., Bizimungu, B., Lu, Z.X. (2021). Processing strategies to decrease acrylamide formation, reducing sugars and free asparagine content in potato chips from three commercial cultivars, 119 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2020.107452

    2021 - View publication details

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

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Nie X, Dickison V, Singh M, De Koeyer D, Xu H, Bai Y, and Hawkins G. 2019. Potato tuber necrosis induced by alfalfa mosaic virus depends on potato cultivars rather than on virus strains. Plant Health 2019 – American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, 3-7 August 2019. Presentation No. 401-P2.

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  7. De Koeyer, D., M. Lagüe, V. Dickison, K. Gardner, H. Tai and L. Mueller. 2019. Building a digital ecosystem for potato breeding. 103rd Annual meeting of the Potato Association of America, Winnipeg, MB July 2019.

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  8. De Koeyer, D., V. Dickison, K. Gardner, B. Bizimungu, D. Chen, C. Goyer, L. Kawchuk, D. Main, J. Neilson, X. Nie, A. Smith, and H. Tai. 2019. Modernization of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Potato Breeding Program. p. 34. In: Northeast Potato Technology Forum 2019 Conspectus. March 20-21, Charlottetown, PE.

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  9. Chuan J, Nie J, Gardner K, Hammill D. H., Nie X, Hale L, Xu H, Li X. 2019. Exploration of the virulence mechanism of Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum causing potato zebra chip disease. Northeast Potato Technological Forum 2019. Charlottetown, PEI, 20-21 March 2019.

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  10. Singh M, Nie X, and Mackenzie T. 2019. Evaluation of foliar insecticide spray alternatives for management of PVY spread. Northeast Potato Technological Forum 2019. Charlottetown, PEI, 20-21 March 2019.

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