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.

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

Sector Needs

The Lethbridge RDC carries out innovative research, development, technology and knowledge transfer activities in support of the AAFC's Strategic Plan for Science.

Meet our Scientists

Find out more about the scientists at Lethbridge 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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Lethbridge, AB T1J 4B1
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Scientists and researchers

Image André Laroche
Research Scientist in Functional Genomics of Cereals
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Image Brian Beres
Senior Research Scientist - Agronomy
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Molecular Biology Technician - Cereal Genomics
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Image Wade Abbott
Research Scientist
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Image Charles M. Geddes
Research Scientist - Weed Ecology and Cropping Systems
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Image Dr. Elham Rahmani
Agriculture Research Data Analyst
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Image Emma C. Stephens
Research Scientist
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Image Henry Wai Chau
Research Scientist (Soil Conservation and Land Resilience)
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Image Kevin Floate
Senior Research Scientist
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Image Reem Aboukhaddour
Research scientist, cereal pathologist
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Research Scientist
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Research Scientist
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Image Francis Larney
Research Scientist
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Research Scientist
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Image Haley A. Catton
Research Scientist - Field Crop Entomology
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Image Hari Poudel
Research Scientist (Forage Breeding)
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Image Harpinder Singh Randhawa
Research Scientist, Spring Wheat Breeding
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Image Hector Carcamo
Research Scientist
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Image John Lu
Research Scientist
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Image JOHN D LAURIE
Research Scientist - Enabling Technologies
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Image Jonathan Neilson
Research Scientist
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Image Jonathan Challis
Research Scientist, Pesticide Chemistry & Ecotoxicology
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Image Justin Pahara
Research Scientist
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Image Karen A, Beauchemin
Research Scientist, Ruminant Nutrition and Environment (Retired)
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Image Karen Koenig
Research Scientist
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Image Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein
Senior Research Scientist
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Image Keshav Singh
Research Scientist (Digital Agriculture)
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Image Lawrence Kawchuk
Research Scientist
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Research Scientist
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Image Newton Lupwayi
Research Scientist
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Image Nilusha Malmuthuge
Research Scientist
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Image Parthiba Balasubramanian
Research Scientist (Dry Bean Breeding)
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Image Raja Ragupathy
Research Scientist
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Image Raman Dhariwal
Research Biologist
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Research Scientist
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Image Robert Graf
Principal Research Scientist, Winter Wheat Breeding
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Image Rodrigo Ortega Polo
Biology Study Leader - Bioinformatics
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Image Roland Kröbel
Research Scientist
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Image Rosemarie De Clerck-Floate
Research Scientist - Weed Biological Control
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Image Sandra Yanni
Research Scientist
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Image Shaun Dergousoff
Research Scientist
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Image Stacy D Singer
Research Scientist
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Research Scientist
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Image Syama Chatterton
Research Scientist
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Image Tim A. McAllister
Research Scientist, Ruminant Nutrition & Microbiology
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Image Timothy Schwinghamer
Agricultural Research Biostatistician
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Image Trevor Ward Coates
Research Scientist
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Image Wenzhu Yang
Research Scientist
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Image Xiying Hao
Research Scientist
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Publications

  1. Iqbal, M., Spaner, D., Strenzke, K., Ciechanowska, I., Beres, B. Forefront Canada Prairie spring red wheat. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 102(6), 1217-1224. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/CJPS-2022-0095

    2022 - View publication details

  2. Michele Frick, Eric Amundsen, André Laroche. 2022. Distinguishing Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici isolates using genomic sequencing: A case study. Methods in Molecular Biology (In Press)

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  3. Sangha et al. (2022). Spectral reflectance indices reveal wheat variety response to heat and drought stress. CSA-CWSS joint meeting, November 14-18, 2022, Halifax, NS

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  4. Raičević J , Cunningham M, Griffiths JS, Wu L, Pernal, SF, Deckers T, Tran L, Ortega Polo, Zorz J, Clarke K, Newman T, Lansing L, Rott ME, Bilodeau GJ, Bishop C, Jabbari H, Guarna MM (2022) Honey bees as biomonitors of plant pathogens, pesticides, and antimicrobial resistance. EurBee 9 – 9th European Congress of Apidology Proceedings, p. 352, 20-22 September 2022, Belgrade, Serbia. (Poster) https://zenodo.org/record/7239012#.Y4BgMnbMKUk

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  5. Cloutier S, Fedak G, Fatima F, Bartaula S, McCallum B, Henriquez MA, Blackwell B, Aboukhaddour R, Foster A, Hiebert C, Humphreys G, McCartney C, Pozniak C, You F (2022) Tapping into wild relatives to improve wheat. ProciNorte Disease Task Force Webinars - Wheat & Grapes: Mitigating the effects brought on by climate change, Sept 13 & 15, Virtual (oral – invited)

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  6. Otani, J., Weiss, R., Rounce, T., Giffen, D., Peru, C., Tansey, J., Barkley, S., Gavloski, J., Carcamo, H., Olfert, O., Vankosky, M. 2022. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network “Weekly Update” Webpage-bulletin, August 26, 2022 edition (Issue 16). url: https://prairiepest.ca/2022/week-16/#post_13813 (retrieved 2022Nov16).

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  7. Otani, J., Weiss, R., Rounce, T., Giffen, D., Carcamo, H., Barkley, S., Peru, C., Tansey, J., Gavloski, J., Olfert, O., Vankosky, M. 2022. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network “Weekly Update” Webpage-bulletin, August 19, 2022 edition (Issue 15). url: https://prairiepest.ca/2022/week-15/#post_13723 (retrieved 2022Nov16).

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  8. Holman, D.B., Kommadath, A., Tingley, J.P., Abbott, D.W. (2022). Novel Insights into the Pig Gut Microbiome Using Metagenome-Assembled Genomes. Microbiology Spectrum, [online] 10(4), http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/spectrum.02380-22

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  9. Otani, J., Weiss, R., Rounce, T., Giffen, D., Wist, T., Carcamo, H., Domnich, I., Evenden, M., Gavloski, J., Tansey, J., Peru, C., Barkley, S., Olfert, O., Vankosky, M. 2022. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network “Weekly Update” Webpage-bulletin, July 29, 2022 edition (Issue 12). url: https://prairiepest.ca/2022/week-12/#post_13449 (retrieved 2022Nov16).

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  10. Catton, H., van Herk, W., Saguez, J., Schock, C., Otani, J. 2022. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network “Insect of the Week-Flat wireworm (Aeolus mellillus) - A different kind of wireworm” Webpage-bulletin, June 13, 2022 edition (Issue 6). url: https://prairiepest.ca/2022/week-6/#post_12839 (retrieved 2022Nov16).

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