Lethbridge Research and Development Centre

  • Forages and Beef
  • Biodiversity and Bioresources
  • Cereal and Pulses

The Lethbridge Research and Development Centre (Lethbridge RDC) was established in 1906 in Lethbridge, Alberta. It is one the largest facilities within Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) network of 20 research and development centres. 

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

Areas of Research

The Lethbridge RDC leads research on beef cattle production systems (health and welfare, food safety, microbiology); crop production (agronomy, breeding, genetics, pathology) and sustainable production systems under dryland and irrigated conditions associated with farming in a semi-arid climate.

Research activities focus on supporting the long-term competitiveness of the sector while reducing the environmental footprint of agricultural practices and maintaining the health and productivity of the agro-ecosystem.

Sector Needs

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

5403 1st Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4B1
Canada
(403) 327-4561

Follow us on Social Media!

Scientists and researchers

Image André Laroche
Research Scientist in Functional Genomics of Cereals
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Brian Beres
Senior Research Scientist - Agronomy
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Wade Abbott
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Charles M. Geddes
Research Scientist - Weed Ecology and Cropping Systems
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Emma C. Stephens
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Kevin Floate
Senior Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Francis Larney
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Haley A. Catton
Research Scientist - Field Crop Entomology
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Harpinder Singh Randhawa
Research Scientist, Spring Wheat Breeding
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Hector Carcamo
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image JOHN D LAURIE
Research Scientist - Enabling Technologies
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Jonathan Neilson
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Karen A, Beauchemin
Research Scientist, Ruminant Nutrition and Environment
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Karen Koenig
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein
Senior Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Lawrence Kawchuk
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Newton Lupwayi
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Parthiba Balasubramanian
Research Scientist (Dry Bean Breeding)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Raja Ragupathy
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Raman Dhariwal
Research Biologist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Robert Graf
Principal Research Scientist, Winter Wheat Breeding
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Rosemarie De Clerck-Floate
Research Scientist - Weed Biological Control
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Stacy D Singer
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Syama Chatterton
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Tim A. McAllister
Research Scientist, Ruminant Nutrition & Microbiology
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Wenzhu Yang
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Xiying Hao
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Publications

  1. Neilson, J.A.D., Robertson, C.J., Snowdon, E.W., Yevtushenko, D.P. (2020). Impact of Fumigation on Soil Microbial Communities under Potato Cultivation in Southern Alberta, 97(2), 115-126. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12230-019-09761-4

    2020 - View publication details

  2. Ma, Z., Stanford, K., Bie, X.M., Niu, Y.D., McAllister, T.A. (2020). Effects of Beef Juice on Biofilm Formation by Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli on Stainless Steel, 17(4), 235-242. http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/fpd.2019.2716

    2020 - View publication details

  3. Zhang, Y., Gao, X., Hao, X., Alexander, T.W., Shi, X., Jin, L., Thomas, B.W. (2020). Heavy grazing over 64 years reduced soil bacterial diversity in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Canada, 147 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2019.09.011

    2020 - View publication details

  4. Xiying Hao, Carlos M. Romero, Jessica Stoeckli, Hongjie Zhang and Jim Miller. 2020. Influence of Legacy Applications of Feedlot Manure Amendments on Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Fractions. 57th Alberta Soil Science Workshop, Lethbridge, A. Feb. 18-20, 2020.

    2020 - View publication details

  5. Carlos M. Romero, Xiying Hao, Jen Owens, Hongjie Zhang, Erasmus Okine, Abby-Ann Redman, Paul Hazendonk, Tim A. McAllister. Enhancement of manure composting by biochar: An emerging benefit to the use of engineered carbon in animal feeding. 57th Alberta Soil Science Workshop. Lethbridge AB, Feb. 18-20, 2020.

    2020 - View publication details

  6. Challis, J.K., Cantin, J.L., Curtis, A.W., Sura, S., Shade, S., Giesy, J.P., McAllister, T.A.,Jones, P.D. and Larney, F.J. 2020. Environmental fate of melengestrol acetate, trenbolone acetate, and ractopamine in beef cattle feedlots Poster Abstr., 57th Annual Alberta Soil Science Workshop, February 19-20, 2020, Lethbridge, AB.

    2020 - View publication details

  7. Larney, F.J., Janzen, H.H., Curtis, A.W., Shade, K.M. and Olson, B.M. 2020. Thirty years young: The Lethbridge simulated erosion study, 1990–2020. Oral Abstr., 57th Annual Alberta Soil Science Workshop, February 19-20, 2020, Lethbridge, AB.

    2020 - View publication details

  8. Larney, F.J., Catton, H.A. Geddes, C.M., Lupwayi, N.Z., Forge, T.A., Lemke, R.L., and Helgason, B.L. 2020. Cover cropping for organic carrot production. Oral presentation. Organic Alberta and Holistic Management Canada Conference, January 31-February 2, 2020, Camrose, AB.

    2020 - View publication details

  9. Lee, C., Kim, S.H., Beauchemin, K., Celi, P., Duval, S. (2020). Short-term eating preference of beef cattle fed high forage or high grain diets supplemented with 3-nitrooxypropanol, 10(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ani10010064

    2020 - View publication details

  10. Singer, S.D., Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., Foroud, N.A., Kroebel, R. (2020). Biotechnological strategies for improved photosynthesis in a future of elevated atmospheric CO2, 251(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00425-019-03301-4

    2020 - View publication details