London Research and Development Centre

  • Plant
  • Vegetables
  • Field
  • Flour

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. 

Sector Needs

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

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 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 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. P.K. Abram, E.J. Talamas, S. Acheampong, P.G. Mason, and T.D. Gariepy (2019). First detection of the samurai wasp, Trissolcus japonicus (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) in Canada. Journal of Hymenoptera Research (in press).

    2019 - View publication details

  2. Marsolais F (2018) Improvement of sulfur amino acid concentration in common bean. Invited full talk. Sulfur in agriculture and ecophysiology session. 11th International Plant Sulfur Workshop. Conegliano, Italy, September 16-20

    2018 - View publication details

  3. Singer, S.D., Hannoufa, A., Acharya, S. (2018). Molecular improvement of alfalfa for enhanced productivity and adaptability in a changing environment, 41(9), 1955-1971. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pce.13090

    2018 - View publication details

  4. Li, C., Chen, C., Chen, H., Wang, S., Chen, X., Cui, Y. (2018). Verification of DNA motifs in Arabidopsis using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated mutagenesis, 16(8), 1446-1451. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pbi.12886

    2018 - View publication details

  5. Lei, Y., Hannoufa, A., Prates, L.L., Shi, H., Wang, Y., Biligetu, B., Christensen, D., Yu, P. (2018). Effects of TT8 and HB12 Silencing on the Relations between the Molecular Structures of Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) Plants and Their Nutritional Profiles and in Vitro Gas Production, 66(22), 5602-5611. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.8b01573

    2018 - View publication details

  6. Liu, L., Cloutier, M., Craiovan, E., Edwards, M., Frey, S.K., Gottschall, N., Lapen, D.R., Sunohara, M., Topp, E., Khan, I.U.H. (2018). Quantitative real-time PCR-based assessment of tile drainage management influences on bacterial pathogens in tile drainage and groundwater, 624 1586-1597. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.10.200

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  7. Gao, R., Feyissa, B.A., Croft, M., Hannoufa, A. (2018). Gene editing by CRISPR/Cas9 in the obligatory outcrossing Medicago sativa, 247(4), 1043-1050. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00425-018-2866-1

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  8. Boehm, J.D., Nguyen, V., Tashiro, R.M., Anderson, D., Shi, C., Wu, X., Woodrow, L., Yu, K., Cui, Y., Li, Z. (2018). Genetic mapping and validation of the loci controlling 7S α′ and 11S A-type storage protein subunits in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.], 131(3), 659-671. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00122-017-3027-9

    2018 - View publication details