Ottawa Research and Development Centre

  • Wheat
  • Soil
  • Microscope

The Ottawa Research and Development Centre (Ottawa RDC) located in Ottawa, Ontario was established in 1886 by the Government of Canada under The Experimental Farm Station Act. It is one of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) network of 20 research and development centres. 

Areas of Research

Ottawa Research and Development Centre’s regional mandate is to develop new and improved spring and winter wheat, oats, barley, corn and short-season soybeans varieties and investigate agronomic practices and technologies for eastern Canada.

The Centre houses several national biological collections and leads biosystematics research on insects/arachnids/nematodes, fungi/bacteria and vascular plants relevant to agriculture, including biological control of invasive species. Ottawa RDC leads national research in carbon and nitrogen cycling in air, water and soil.

In addition, the National Identification Services (NIS) helps various agencies by providing authoritative identification of insects/nematodes, plants, fungi, and bacteria as required by various federal and provincial legislations.

Sector Needs

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

 

Scientists and researchers

Image Andrew M. Davidson
Manager, Earth Observation Operations, AAFC Centre for AgroClimate, Geomatics and Earth Observation (ACGEO)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Bahram Samanfar
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Andrew VanderZaag
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Bao-Luo Ma
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Catherine Champagne
Environmental Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Edward Gregorich
Program Representative and Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Elizabeth Pattey
Principal Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Heather McNairn
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Linda J. Harris
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Miao (Mindy) Liu
Research Scientist, Mycologist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Owen Lonsdale
Collection Manager, CNC
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist (Nematode Taxonomist)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Raymond Desjardins
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Elizabeth Brauer
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Elroy R. Cober
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Frank You
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Biodiversity Data Manager
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Biodiversity Data Manager
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Nicholas Tinker
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Manager, National Collection of Vascular Plants (DAO) and Canadian National Mycological Herbarium (DAOM)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Tara Rintoul
Collections Manager
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Ward Smith
Physical Scientist - Study leader in Agro-ecosystem Modelling
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Publications

  1. You FM, Cloutier S (2019) Assembly of the Flax Genome into Chromosomes. In: Genetics and Genomics of Linum, Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models 23, Cullis CA (ed), Springer Nature, Switzerland, Chap 5, doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23964-0_5

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  2. Cloutier S, You FM, Soto-Cerda BJ (2019) Linum Genetic Markers, Maps and QTL Discovery. In: Genetics and Genomics of Linum, Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models 23, Cullis CA (ed), Springer Nature, Switzerland, Chap 7, doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23964-0_7

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  3. Hambleton S., Liu M., Eggertson Q., Wilson S., Carey J., Anikster Y., Kolmer J. 2019. Crown rust fungi with short lifecycles – the Puccinia mesnieriana species complex. Sydowia 71:47-63

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  4. Martin, S.L., Lujan-Toro, B.E., Sauder, C.A., James, T., Ohadi, S., Hall, L.M. (2019). Hybridization rate and hybrid fitness for Camelina microcarpa Andrz. ex DC (♀) and Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz(Brassicaceae) (♂), 12(3), 443-455. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eva.12724

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  5. Fan, J., McConkey, B.G., Liang, B.C., Angers, D.A., Janzen, H.H., Kröbel, R., Cerkowniak, D.D., Smith, W.N. (2019). Increasing crop yields and root input make Canadian farmland a large carbon sink, 336 49-58. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.08.004

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  6. Frégeau-Reid, J.A., Cober, E.R. (2019). A small-scale tofu test for soybean breeding programs, 99(1), 50-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2018-0176

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  7. Bromfield, E.S.P., Cloutier, S., Nguyen, H.D.T. (2019). Description and complete genome sequence of bradyrhizobium amphicarpaeae sp. Nov., harbouring photosystem and nitrogenfixation genes, 69(9), 2841-2848. http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijsem.0.003569

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  8. Singh, S., Moravek, A., Pattey, E., Murphy, J. 2018. Surface-atmosphere exchange of ammonia over a corn field: eddy covariance flux measurements using QC-TILDAS. American Geophysical Union annual meeting, Washington (DC), 10-14 December 2018.

    2018 - View publication details