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

107 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X2
Canada
(306) 385-9301

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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 Axel Diederichsen
Research Scientist, Curator
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

 

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

 

Image Evan Derdall
Biosystems Engineer
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

 

Publications

  1. Otani, J., E. Svendsen, O. Olfert, M. Vankosky. 2020. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Website. url: https://prairiepest.ca/ . Edited by J. Otani. (Website made “Public” with first Weekly Update released 09Jul2020).

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  2. Otani, J., Weiss, R., Rounce, T., Trudel, S., Svendsen, E., Tansey, J., Turkington, T.K., Olfert, O., Vankosky, M. 2020. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Weekly Update e-Bulletin July 2, 2020 edition. 2020 (10): 1-24. url: https://tinyurl.com/yywqjhgl

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  3. Otani, J., Weiss, R., Rounce, T., Trudel, S., Svendsen, E., Mori, B., Turkington, T.K., Olfert, O., Vankosky, M. 2020. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Weekly Update e-Bulletin June 25, 2020 edition. 2020 (9): 1-24. url: https://tinyurl.com/yxeexc5n

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  4. Otani, J., Weiss, R., Rounce, T., Trudel, S., Svendsen, E., Evenden, M., Turkington, T.K., Olfert, O., Vankosky, M. 2020. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Weekly Update e-Bulletin June 18, 2020 edition. 2020 (8): 1-25. url: https://tinyurl.com/y47gprto

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  5. Otani, J., Weiss, R., Rounce, T., Trudel, S., Svendsen, E., Gavloski, J., Turkington, T.K., Olfert, O., Vankosky, M. 2020. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Weekly Update e-Bulletin June 11, 2020 edition. 2020 (7): 1-22. url: https://tinyurl.com/y3t5lrey

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  6. Otani, J., Weiss, R., Rounce, T., Trudel, S., Svendsen, E., Turkington, T.K., Olfert, O., Vankosky, M. 2020. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Weekly Update e-Bulletin June 4, 2020 edition. 2020 (6): 1-21. url: https://tinyurl.com/y3wu8cvg

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  7. Otani, J., Weiss, R., Rounce, T., Trudel, S., Svendsen, E., Turkington, T.K., Olfert, O., Barkley, S., Vankosky, M. 2020. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Weekly Update e-Bulletin May 28, 2020 edition. 2020 (5): 1-19. url: https://tinyurl.com/y5t4pbqx

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  8. L’Hocine L., Martineau-Côté D., Achouri A., Wanasundara J.P.D., Loku Hetti Arachchige G.W. (2020) Broad Bean (Faba Bean). In: Manickavasagan A., Thirunathan P. (eds) Pulses. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41376-7_3

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  9. Otani, J., Weiss, R., Rounce, T., Trudel, S., Svendsen, E., Turkington, T.K., Olfert, O., Vankosky, M. 2020. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Weekly Update e-Bulletin May 21, 2020 edition. 2020 (4): 1-17. url: https://tinyurl.com/y32mmmo5

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  10. Otani, J., Weiss, R., Rounce, T., Trudel, S., Svendsen, E., Turkington, T.K., Olfert, O., Vankosky, M. 2020. Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Weekly Update e-Bulletin May 14, 2020 edition. 2020 (3): 1-19. url: https://tinyurl.com/yyhhcq3o

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