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.

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
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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

 

Image Nityananda Khanal
Research 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 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 Vern Baron
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Publications

  1. Khanal, N., Klein-Gebbinck, H. and Yoder C. (2020) Diseases of Forage Seed Crops in the Peace River Region. Poster presented in the Canadian Forage Seed Conference, held in Edmonton, AB on February 25-26, 2020

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  2. Khanal, N., Rahman, N., Gansevles, P. (2020) Do seed weight and germination timing of grass species relate to pre-harvest weather?Poster presented in the Canadian Forage Seed Conference, held in Edmonton, AB on February 25-26, 2020

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  3. Pernal SF, Borba RS, Hoover SE, Currie RW, Guarna MM, Zayed A, Foster LJ (2019) Investigating colony-level health traits in Canada’s honey bee population Proceeding of the 2019 American Bee Research Conference, 10-12 Jan 2019, Tempe, AZ. Insects 11(2), 88; https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11020088

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  4. Pernal SF, Borba S, Hoover SE, Currie RW, Guarna MM, Zayed A, Foster LJ (2019) Novel Markers for Honey Bee Selection and Breeding. Entomology 2019, 67th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, 17-20 Nov 2019, St. Louis, MO. https://esa.confex.com/esa/2019/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/144719

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  5. Vahmani, P., Salazar, V., Rolland, D.C., Gzyl, K.E., Dugan, M.E.R. (2019). Iso-but Not Anteiso-Branched Chain Fatty Acids Exert Growth-Inhibiting and Apoptosis-Inducing Effects in MCF-7 Cells, 67(36), 10042-10047. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.9b03549

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  6. Peirson M, Hoover S, Ovinge L, Ibrahim A, Guarna M, Pernal SF (2019) Treatment and supplemental feeding on colony production and survival in Canada. Proceedings of the 46th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress, p. 208, 8-12 Sep 2019, Montréal, QC. (Poster)

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  7. Soares Borba R, Hoover S, Currie R, Giovenazzo P, Guarna MM, Foster L, Zayed A, Pernal SF (2019) Soares Borba R, Hoover S, Currie R, Giovenazzo P, Guarna MM, Foster L, Zayed A, Pernal SF (2019) Disentangling the honey bee pathogen-web and its dynamics on colony productivity, health phenotypes and social immunity behaviours. Proceedings of the 46th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress, p. 52-53, 8-12 Sep 2019, Montréal, QC.

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  8. Gregoris A, Higo H, Wolf Veiga P, Ibrahim A, McAfee A, Common J, Vinson B, Pernal SF, Foster L, Guarna M (2019) Investigating incidences of European foulbrood and other pathogens in highbush blueberry-pollinating honey bees. Proceedings of the 46th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress, p. 195, 8-12 Sep 2019, Montréal, QC. (Poster)

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  9. Guarna M, Bixby M, Higo H, Huxter E, Wolf Veiga P, Hoover S, Pernal SF Foster L, Pettis J, McAfee A, Page S (2019) Dynamics of queen demand and supply in Canada. Proceedings of the 46th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress, p. 11-12, 8 - 12 Sep 2019, Montréal, QC.

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  10. Ibrahim A, Hoover S, Peirson M, Guarna M, Foster L, Pernal SF (2019) Marker-assisted selective breeding for resistance against American foulbrood (Paenibacillus larvae). Proceedings of the 46th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress, p. 190, 8-12 Sep 2019, Montréal, QC. (Poster)

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