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:

Meet our Scientists

Find out more about the scientists at Fredericton 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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PO Box 20280
Fredericton, NB E3B 4Z7
Canada
(506) 460-4300

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Scientists and researchers

Image BENOIT BIZIMUNGU
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

 

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

 

Image Xiu-Qing Li
Molecular Genetics Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Publications

  1. MacKinnon. L. 2021 Colorado Potato Beetle Insecticide Resistance Monitoring Results. Update from PEI Department of Agriculture, for Prince Edward Island Potato News. Jan/Feb 2022. Volume 23 Issue 1. https://peipotatoagronomy.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/pnv23n1.pdf

    2022 - View publication details

  2. Moffat, C., I. Scott, S. Hann. 2021. Controlling Colorado Potato Beetles. SpudSmart Innovation Webinar Series, November 30, 2021. https://spudsmart.com/controlling-colorado-potato-beetles-on-your-farm-a-spud-smart-roundtable-webinar-podcast/

    2021 - View publication details

  3. Bumblebee assemblages across habitat types in New Brunswick, Canada

    2021 - View publication details

  4. Bizimungu, B & Soucy, S. 2021. Potato Gene Resources Newsletter 2020/2021, No. 27

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  5. Bizimungu, B. 2021. Reputed Flavours in Heritage Potato Varieties-Implications for research. The North East Potato Technology Forum (NEPTF) 2021. March 23 and 24, 2021, Fredericton, N.B. (Abstract).

    2021 - View publication details

  6. Asfaw, A., Aderonmu, D.S., Darkwa, K., De Koeyer, D., Agre, P., Abe, A., Olasanmi, B., Adebola, P., Asiedu, R. (2020). Genetic parameters, prediction, and selection in a white Guinea yam early-generation breeding population using pedigree information. Crop Science, [online] 61(2), 1038-1051. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20382

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  7. 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. Food Control, [online] 119 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2020.107452

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  8. Purvis, E.E.N., Vickruck, J.L., Best, L.R., Devries, J.H., Galpern, P. (2020). Wild bee community recovery in restored grassland-wetland complexes of prairie North America. Biological Conservation, [online] 252 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108829

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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. 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. Agronomy, [online] 10(10 October), http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10101617

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