Lacombe Research and Development Centre

  • Beef Cow
  • Meat production
  • Cereal and Pulse

The Lacombe Research and Development Centre (Lacombe RDC) was established in 1907 in Lacombe, Alberta. It is one of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) network of 20 research and development centres.

The Centre is associated with one satellite location: Beaverlodge Research Farm.

Areas of Research

The Lacombe RDC conducts research on two major strategic activities, related to livestock and meat production, and to crop sciences.

Research on livestock and meat production aims to enhance the economic stability and reduce the environmental impact of Livestock production systems and to support the Canadian fresh meat processing sector in supplying safe, high quality fresh meat with good storage life, mostly beef and pork.

Research in crop sciences includes plant breeding (field pea and oats), integrated crop protection (weed science and pathology), and the development of best agronomic practices.

In addition, the Beaverlodge Research Farm is host of AAFC’s national honey bee research program, with an emphasis on bee health.

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

Sector Needs

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

6000 C and E Trail
Lacombe, AB T4L 1W1
Canada
(403) 782-8100

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Scientists and researchers

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Bethany Uttaro
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Biology Study Lead, Soil Health and Fertility Development
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Breanne Tidemann
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Changxi Li
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Jose Francisco Segura Plaza
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Manuel Maria Juarez Davila
Livestock Phenomics Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist - Meat Quality and Sensory Chemometrics
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Peipei Zhang
Biologist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Stephanie Lam
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Stephen Pernal
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Thomas Kelly Turkington
Research Scientist - Plant Pathology
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Xianqin Yang
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image M. Marta Guarna
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Mike Dugan
Meat Lipid Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Oscar Lopez Campos
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Olugbenga Philip Soladoye
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Vern Baron
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Publications

  1. Khanal, N. Rahman, N., Leighton M., Gansevles P. (2021) Forage seed crops research update of 2020-2021: Creeping red fescue, meadow bromegrass and timothy. Webinar presented in the Peace Region Forage Seed Association’s Annual General Meeting and Webinar held on March 10, 2021.

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  2. A Year of Firsts for PGDC - https://germination.ca/a-year-of-firsts-for-pgdc/

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  3. Khanal, N. (2021) CAP ASC No. 15 – Activity # 3A Integrating genetic, agronomic & economic approach to improving environmental adaptability & end-use quality of creeping red fescue. Presented in the Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Cluster Webinar conducted on February 23, 2021.

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  4. W. Barragán, J.L. Aalhus, G. Penner, M.E.R. Dugan, M. Juárez, Ó. López-Campos, P. Vahmani, J. Segura, J. Angulo and N. Prieto, 2020. Authentication of barley-finished beef using visible and near infrared spectroscopy (Vis-NIRS) and different discrimination approaches. Meat Science,172,108342.

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  6. Peipei Zhang, Saida Essendoubi, Julia Keenliside, Tim Reuter, Kim Stanford, Robin King, Patricia Lu and Xianqin Yang. 2021. Phylogenetic and genomic analysis of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 from pigs, cattle and pig production-related environments in Alberta, Canada. Banff Pork Seminar, Banff, AB, Canada, January 05-07, 2021.

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  7. Guarna MM and CAPA members (2020) Research Report on Canadian Apicultural Projects. Prepared for CAPA: Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists. 21 December 2020. 20 pages.

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  9. Tidemann BD, Harker KN, Geddes CM, Blackshaw RE, Lupwayi N, Shirtliffe S, Willenborg C, Johnson EN, Gulden R, Turkington TK, Semach G, Mulenga A (2020) Mitigating herbicide resistance: Incorporating integrated weed management strategies. Poster presentation at the Canadian Weed Science Society Virtual Meeting November 2020. Abstract 49. Available at https://www.weedscience.ca/resources/annual-meeting-archived-files/

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  10. Thebeau J, Wood S, Liebe D, Sobchishin L, Kozii I, Klein C, Medici de Mattos I, Zabrodski M, Roulin M, Debruyne J, Moshynskyy I, Sharafi M, Gerbrandt E, Milbrath M, Guarna MM, Wolf Veiga P, Simko E. (2020) In vitro effects of fungicides on the susceptibility of Honeybee (Apis mellifera) larvae to European foulbrood. Entomology 2020, 68th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, virtual meeting. 11-25 November 2020.

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