London Research and Development Centre

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The London Research and Development Centre (London RDC) located in London, Ontario was established in 1951. It is one of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) network of 20 research and development centres. 

The Centre is associated with two satellite locations:

  • Research and containment level greenhouse facilities at London; and

  • Research Farm at Vineland Station focused on alternative and environmentally acceptable crop protection technologies for tree fruits and small fruits.

Areas of Research

AAFC scientists at the London RDC conduct research on field crops and bio-based products/processes, develop and transfer technologies for integrated pest management strategies and lead research in crop genomics and biotechnology. The centre also supports research on air, water and nutrients.

The centre is one of seven sites for AAFC’s Minor Use Pesticide Program where potential pest management trials are conducted to support Canadian growers and industries. 

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

Sector Needs

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

Meet our Scientists

Find out more about the scientists at London 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.

1391 Sandford Street
London, ON N5V 4T3
Canada
(519) 457-1470

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Scientists and researchers

Image Mathieu Rioux
Research Scientist, Adjunct Professor
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Aiming Wang
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Antonet Maria Svircev
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Cam Donly
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Christopher Garnham
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Jonathan Griffiths
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Michael Fruci
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image YUHAI CUI
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Ed Topp
Principal Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Frédéric Marsolais
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Ian Scott
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Igor Lalin
Data Analyst
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Justin Renkema
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Lisa Amyot
Commercialization Officer Intern
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Mark W Sumarah
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Oualid (Walid) Ellouz
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Rima Menassa
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Robert J. Wismer
Biologist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Ryan Austin
Research Scientist, Adjunct Professor
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Sangeeta Dhaubhadel
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Tahera Sultana
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Publications

  1. Feyissa, B.A., Amyot, L., Nasrollahi, V., Papadopoulos, Y., Kohalmi, S.E., Hannoufa, A. (2021). Involvement of the miR156/SPL module in flooding response in Medicago sativa, 11(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-82450-7

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  2. Hassine M, Baraket M, Guesmi M, Ellouze W (2021) Evaluation of temporal distribution of airborne inoculum of Zymoseptoria tritici and Puccinia triticina in Tunisia. The Joint Canadian Fungal Research Network (CanFunNet) and Great Lakes Mycology Conference 2021/05/26 - 2021/05/28, Western University London, Ontario, Canada, p 66

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  3. Patel V, Fall ML, Wang A, Ellouze W (2021) RNAi triggered systemic acquired resistance to combat emerging plant pathogens. The Joint Canadian Fungal Research Network (CanFunNet) and Great Lakes Mycology Conference 2021/05/26 - 2021/05/28, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, p 90

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  4. Ilyukhin E, Schneider K, Castle AJ, Ellouze W (2021) Fungal pathogens associated with Fruit Tree Decline in Ontario. The Joint Canadian Fungal Research Network (CanFunNet) and Great Lakes Mycology Conference 2021/05/26 - 2021/05/28, Western University London, Ontario, Canada, p 70

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  5. Villanueva O, McCollPoon E, Svircev AM, Castle AJ, Ellouze W (2021) Pathogenicity and virulence of a Canadian isolate of Phytophthora capsici on pepper. The Joint Canadian Fungal Research Network (CanFunNet) and Great Lakes Mycology Conference 2021/05/26 - 2021/05/28, Western University London, Ontario, Canada, p 110

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  6. Ellouze, W. 2021. Controlling cucumber green mottle mosaic virus. Greenhouse Canada Magazine webinars, April 29. https://www.greenhousecanada.com/webinars/controlling-cucumber-green-mottle-mosaic-virus/

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  7. Ellouze, W., Griffiths, J. (2021) AAFC research update on sudden apple decline and fruit tree decline disorders in Ontario. Orchard Network Newsletter, February 2021. p. 16-19.

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  8. Li, J., Sabourin, L., Renaud, J., Halloran, S., Singh, A., Sumarah, M., Dagnew, M., Ray, M.B. (2021). Simultaneous quantification of five pharmaceuticals and personal care products in biosolids and their fate in thermo-alkaline treatment, 278 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.111404

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  9. Qin, L., Shen, W., Tang, Z., Hu, W., Shangguan, L., Wang, Y., Tuo, D., Li, Z., Miao, W., Valli, A.A., Wang, A., Cui, H. (2021). A newly identified virus in the family potyviridae encodes two leader cysteine proteases in tandem that evolved contrasting RNA silencing suppression functions, 95(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JVI.01414-20

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  10. Scott, I.M., Hatten, G., Tuncer, Y., Clarke, V.C., Jurcic, K., Yeung, K.K.C. (2021). Proteomic analyses detect higher expression of c-type lectins in imidacloprid-resistant colorado potato beetle leptinotarsa decemlineata say, 11(1), 1-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/insects12010003

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