Saskatoon Research and Development Centre

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The Saskatoon Research and Development Centre (Saskatoon RDC) was established in 1917 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It is one of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) network of 20 research and development centres. 

The Centre is associated with three satellite locations:

  • Melfort Research Farm, Melfort, SK

  • Scott Research Farm, Scott, SK

  • The Canada-Saskatchewan Irrigation Diversification Centre (CSIDC), Outlook, SK

Areas of Research

The Saskatoon RDC develops integrated crop management strategies for sustainable cropping systems and conducts research in key areas of agro-ecosystem resilience, crop germplasm development, innovation for value chain growth, and sustainable and profitable agri-systems.

The centre also maintains and manages the Canadian Animal Genetic Resource (CAGR) program to preserve the genetic diversity of Canadian livestock and poultry breeds, and to develop new techniques to conserve germplasm.

Saskatoon RDC is the national headquarters for the Plant Gene Resources of Canada (PGRC). PGRC is a vital national resource with a mandate to acquire, preserve and provide access to genetically diverse plant material (germplasm) of cultivated plants and their wild relatives with an emphasis on germplasm relevant to Canada.

The Scott research farm is one of seven sites where field trials on potential pest management tools and technologies are conducted for AAFC’s Minor Use Pesticides Program. The Canada-Saskatchewan Irrigation Diversification Centre is a federal/provincial/industry/university partnership that is dedicated to sustainable irrigated crop production.  

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

Sector Needs

The Saskatoon 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 Saskatoon 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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Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X2
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Scientists and researchers

Research Scientist - Agricultural pesticides and veterinary pharmaceuticals
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Christina Eynck
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Crissandra Auckland
Research Assistant
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Axel Diederichsen
Research Scientist, Curator
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Brendan O'Leary
Research Scientist: Seed Carbohydrate Biochemist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Fengqun Yu
Biology Study Leader in Plant Pathology
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Janitha Wanasundara
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Mark Smith
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Meghan Vankosky
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Ming-Jun Gao
Molecular Biologist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Tyler Wist
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Coordinating Biologist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Erl Svendsen
Senior Knowledge Transfer Specialist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Evan Derdall
Biosystems Engineer
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Krista Gill
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Lone Buchwaldt
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Genebank Collection Biologist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Shaun M. Sharpe
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Tim Dumonceaux
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Yong-Bi Fu
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Publications

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Vankosky, M., Weiss, R., Rounce, T., Giffen, D., Barkley, S., Peru, C., Tansey, J., Gavloski, J., Olfert, O., Otani, J. 2022. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network “Weekly Update” Webpage-bulletin, August 12, 2022 edition (Issue 14). url: https://prairiepest.ca/2022/week-14/#post_13604 (retrieved 2022Nov16).

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  5. Vankosky, M., Weiss, R., Rounce, T., Giffen, D., Gavloski, J., Tansey, J., Peru, C., Barkley, S., Olfert, O., Otani, J. 2022. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network “Weekly Update” Webpage-bulletin, August 5, 2022 edition (Issue 13). url: https://prairiepest.ca/2022/week-13/#post_13602 (retrieved 2022Nov16).

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  6. 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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  7. Otani, J., Weiss, R., Rounce, T., Giffen, D., Curry, P., Gavloski, J., Tansey, J., Peru, C., Barkley, S., Olfert, O., Vankosky, M. 2022. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network “Weekly Update” Webpage-bulletin, July 22, 2022 edition (Issue 11). url: https://prairiepest.ca/2022/week-11/#post_13405 (retrieved 2022Nov16).

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  8. Vankosky, M., Baute, T., Smith, J., Gavloski, J., Schock, C. 2022. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network “Insect of the Week-European corn borer: A generalist pest of crops” Webpage-bulletin, July 19, 2022 edition (Issue 12). url: https://prairiepest.ca/2022/week-11/#post_13329 (retrieved 2022Nov16).

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  9. Otani, J., Weiss, R., Rounce, T., Giffen, D., Olfert, O., Vankosky, M. 2022. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network “Weekly Update” Webpage-bulletin, July 15, 2022 edition (Issue 10). url: https://prairiepest.ca/2022/week-10/#post_13260 (retrieved 2022Nov16).

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  10. Turkington, T.K., Weiss, R., Trudel, S., Otani, J., Vankosky, M. 2022. Prairie Crop Disease Monitoring Network “Cereal Rust Risk Report” Webpage-bulletin, July 15, 2022 edition (Issue 8). url: https://prairiecropdisease.blogspot.com/2022/07/2022-cereal-rust-risk-report-july-5-11.html (retrieved 2022Nov16).

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