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 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

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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

 

Image Reem Aboukhaddour
Research scientist, cereal pathologist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
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Research Scientist
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Image Francis Larney
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
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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 Lu
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 Justin Pahara
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 Keshav Singh
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 Rodrigo Ortega Polo
Biology Study Leader - Bioinformatics
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Roland Kröbel
Research Scientist
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 Trevor Ward Coates
Research Scientist
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. Araujo, G.T., Amundsen, E., Frick, M., Gaudet, D.A., Aboukhaddour, R., Selinger, B., Thomas, J., Laroche, A. (2020). Detection and quantification of airborne spores from six important wheat fungal pathogens in southern Alberta, 43(3), 439-454. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2020.1817795

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  2. Daniela M Meléndez, Sonia Marti, Luigi Faucitano, Derek B Haley, Timothy D Schwinghamer ...
    Journal of Animal Science, Volume 98, Issue Supplement_4, November 2020, Pages 296–297, https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skaa278.535

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  3. Geddes, C.M., and M.T. Kimmins. 2020. Does crop competition impact the expression of a herbicide-resistant weed phenotype? 2020 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Weed Science Society. November 23-27, 2020. [Online]. (Poster Presentation).

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  4. 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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  5. Geddes, C.M., R.H. Gulden, E.N. Johnson, A. Mulenga, and C.J. Willenborg. 2020. Manipulating kochia [Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad.] seed production through phenology-based weed control. 2020 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Weed Science Society. Nov 23-27, 2020. [Online]. (Oral Presentation).

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  6. Ensing, D.J., R. Bourchier, R. De Clerck-Floate, T.D. Nelson, V. Miller, S. Turner, C.E. Moffat. 2020. Classical biological control leads to long term declines in the rangeland invasive spotted knapweed. Entomological Society of America (virtual), 16-19 November, 2020.

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  7. Lysyk, T. J., Rochon, K., and Dergousoff, S. J. (2020) “Oviposition patterns of Dermacentor andersoni (Acari: Ixodidae) in relation to the northern limits of its geographic distribution”. Entomological Society of America annual meeting, online conference; November 16-19, 2020 (invited oral presentation).

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  8. Soil Biodiversity: What's most important?
    By Katelyn Lutes and Benjamin Ellert
    Illustrated by Katelyn Lutes
    18 pages; color illustrations

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  9. Smith MB, Ryabova D, Roy S, Tricker P, Lawson T, Laurie J, Laroche A,*Foroud NA. Cloning a mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase YODA from Triticum aestivum for transgenic expression in wheat. 41st Annual Meeting of the Plant Pathology Society of Alberta. On-line meeting, November 4-5, 2020. (Poster Presentation)

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  10. Hannig, A., Chatterton, S., Bing, D.J. and Goyal, R.K. (2020). Effect of antimicrobial peptides on common fungal pathogens and its application in filed pea (Pisum sativum L.). 41st annual workshop of Plant Pathology Society of Alberta, November 4-5, 2020, Lethbridge, AB.

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